Lives of the fellows

William Penrice Borrett

b.1803 d.30 March 1847
BA Cantab MB(1828) MD(1830) FRCP(1837)

William Borrett, the son of Giles Borrett, a Great Yarmouth surgeon, went to school at Norwich and Charterhouse. He was an undergraduate at Caius College, Cambridge, and graduated in classics in 1826. He took the degree of M.B. in 1828 and that of M.D. in 1830. He delivered the Thruston Speech in 1835 and 1836. Borrett practised in London for some years. He left the profession, however, to take Holy Orders. He was ordained in 1842 at Norwich, and held the living of Siston in Gloucestershire from 1844 to 1847. He died at Bath.

G H Brown

[Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 178; Al.Cantab., ii, 325]

(Volume IV, page 14)

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