Lives of the fellows

Richard Budd

b.1746 d.2 September 1821
Mb Cantab(1770) MD(1775) FRCP(1777)

Richard Budd, M.D., was descended from a family long settled in Hampshire; but was born, in 1746, at Newbury, in Berkshire, where his father was a man of influence as a banker. He was educated at Jesus college, (1) Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded M.B. 1770, M.D. 1775. He commenced practice at Newbury, but in 1780 removed to London. Admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1776, and a Fellow, 30th September, 1777; he was Censor in 1780, 1783, 1786, 1789, 1791, 1798; Gulstonian lecturer and Harveian orator in 1781; Treasurer from 18th March, 1799, to 4th April, 1814; and Elect, 22nd December, 1797, an office which he resigned 14th July, 1818. Dr. Budd was elected physician to St. Bartholomew’s hospital 23rd June, 1780, and retired from that office in 1801. He was also physician to Christ’s hospital, and in this capacity was the means of introducing potatoes as a part of the diet of the inmates of that school. Dr. Budd had rendered himself independent by marriage with the only child of a wealthy city merchant of the name of Stubler, and he was not solicitous of much laborious professional exertion. He died at Battersea-rise on the 2nd September, 1821, aged seventy-five, was buried at Speen, near Newbury, co. Berks, and is commemorated on the same gravestone with his sister who had preceded him to the grave. Dr. Budd’s portrait was painted by Dance, and engraved by W. Daniels.

William Munk

[(1) At Jesus college, Cambridge, is a scholarship, founded in 1630, by his great great grandfather, Richard Budd, esq., king’s auditor for the counties of Hants, Wilts, and Dorset]

(Volume II, page 311)

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