Lives of the fellows

Thomas West

b.1668 d.17 August 1738
AB Oxon(1687) AM(1691) MB(1693) MD(1696) FRCP(1718)

Thomas West, M.D., was born in Northamptonshire, and was originally of Exeter college, Oxford, as a member of which he took the degree of bachelor of arts 17th October, 1687; but then removing to Merton college, proceeded A.M. 13th November, 1691; M.B. 29th April, 1693; M.D. 25th June, 1696. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 23rd December, 1717; and a Fellow 22nd December, 1718. He was Treasurer in 1721 and 1722; Censor, 1725, 1729; and dying suddenly at his house in Red Lion-square, 17th August, 1738, was buried in the chapel of Merton college, Oxford, where he is thus commemorated:—
Here,
near the remains of his first wife,
Catherine, daughter of Dr. Lydall,
who died Decr ye 16, a.d. 1705,
lieth
the body of Thomas West, M.D.
Fellow of the College of Physicians, and formerly Fellow of this College,
who departed this life the seventeenth day of August, in the year of our Lord
1738, aged 70 years.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 59)

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