Lives of the fellows

George Wharton

b.25 December 1688 d.21 March 1739
MB Cantab(1712) MD(1719) FRCP(1720)

George Wharton, M.D., was the son of Thomas Wharton, M.D., of Old Park, co. Durham, by his first wife, Mary, a daughter of John Hall, alderman of Durham, and was born on the family estate, 25th December, 1688. He was educated at Pembroke college, Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded M.B. 1712; M.D. 7th July, 1719. Admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1719; and a Fellow 30th September, 1720; he was Censor in 1725, 1729, 1732, 1737; and Treasurer from 1727 to his death, which occurred at his house in Fenchurch-street from "mortification of the bowels," 21st March, 1739. He had married Anna Maria, daughter of William Petty, esq., and having died sine prole, the estate of Old Park came to his younger brother Robert, an alderman and once mayor of Durham. To Dr. George Wharton the College are indebted for the portrait of his grandfather, Thomas Wharton, M.D., by Van Dyck, which hangs in the Censors’ room.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 74)

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