Lives of the fellows

Matthew Towgood

b.? d.1715
Ex LRCP(1694)

Matthew Towgood was the second son of the Rev Matthew Towgood, clerk, who was minister of Helperton and Semly, co Wilts, about the year 1669. Of the preliminary or professional education of our physician I am unable to recover any information. He does not appear to have had a degree either in arts or medicine. He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 29th November, 1694, and was then practising at Lyme Regis, co Dorset. Subsequently he removed to the neighbouring and larger town of Axminster, co Devon, where he practised many years. Dying there, he was buried, 29th September, 1715, in the Dissenters’ meeting-house in that town. His eldest son, John Davie Towgood, MD, practised as a physician at Tiverton.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 511)

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