Lives of the fellows

James Wellwood

b.? d.2 April 1727
MD FRCP(1690)

James Wellwood, MD – A doctor of medicine, but of what university is not recorded; and physician in ordinary to the king and queen (William and Mary); was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1690. His admission is thus recorded: “Dr Jacobus Wellwood, Regis et Reginæ communis medicus, petiit se ex more admitti in numerum Sociorum Collegii Medicorum Lond. Quo tempore Præses (Dr Charleton) infit orationem, in quâ singulare hominis ingenium, eruditionem, et supra omnia acre animi judicium de rebus arduis, ac cognitu difficilibus, miris laudibus prædicabat. Quâ peractâ, lectisque publicè literis aliquot fidem facientibus loci quem apud Regem tenuerat, ab omnibus lubentissimè acceptus est.” Dr Wellwood was Censor in 1722; and was named Elect 23rd October, 1722, in place of Sir Richard Blackmore, who had retired into the country. Dr Wellwood died at his house in York-buildings, near the Strand, 2nd April, 1727, and was buried in No 2 vault of St Martin’s-in-the-Fields. He is the author of the well known and valuable
Memoirs of the most Material Transactions in England for the last hundred years preceding the Revolution in 1688.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 483)

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