Lives of the fellows

Robert Welstead

b.1673 d.1 February 1735
AB Oxon(1691) AM(1694) Ex LRCP(1695) LRCP(1710) FRCP(1718)

Robert Welstead, A.M., was the son of Leonard Welstead, of Bristol, gent., and on the 4th December, 1689, being then sixteen years of age, was matriculated at St. Edmund hall, Oxford. He was elected demy of Magdalen college, at the "golden election," in 1689, proceeded A.B. 25th June, 1691; A.M. 12th May, 1694 ; and was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 11th December, 1695. He was then practising at Bristol, where he remained for some years, but eventually removing to London, presented himself before the Censors of the College; and having been re-examined, was admitted a Licentiate 30th September, 1710. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 20th March, 1718, and is said by Dr. Thomson (1) to have died 1st February, 1735. He was the author of—
Tentamen de Variis Hominum Naturis, remediisque ad singulas accommodandis. 8vo. Lond. 1721.
De Ætate Vergente Liber, ad Hugonem Reverendum admodum Episcopum Bristolliensem. 8vo. Lond. 1725.
De Adultâ Ætate Liber. 8vo. Lond. 1725.
De Medicinâ Mentis. 8vo. Lond. 1726.
Tentamen alterum de propriis Naturæ Habitibus et remediis ad singulos accommodatis
. 8vo. Lond. 1735.

He also translated—
Longinus on the Sublime. 8vo. Lond. 1712.

William Munk

[(1) History of the Royal Society. 4to. Lond. 1812, p. 34]

(Volume II, page 32)

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