Lives of the fellows

Simon Burton

b.? d.12 March 1735
AB Oxon(1710) AM(1714) MB(1716) MD(1720) FRCP(1732)

Simon Burton, M.D., was born in Warwickshire, and was the eldest son of Humphrey Burton, of Caresly, near Coventry, by his wife, Judith, daughter of Abraham Bohun, of C'oundon, co. Warwick, clerk. He was educated at Rugby, and at New college, Oxford, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 29th November, 1710; A.M. 26th May, 1714; M.B. 20th April, 1716; M.D. 21st July, 1720. He practised for some years at Warwick, but then settled in London; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 12th April, 1731; a Fellow 3rd April, 1732; was Censor in 1738; and delivered the Harveian oration in 1740. Dr. Burton was appointed one of the physicians to St. George’s hospital 19th October, 1733. He died at his house in Savile-row 11th June, 1744. Dr. Burton was one of the physicians who attended Pope in his last illness.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 119)

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