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Alsop [Alsopp], Thomas (d. 1558), apothecary, is thought to have been connected with the Alsop family of Alsop (now Alsop-en-le-Dale) chapelry in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, but his parentage remains unknown; and, although Alsops from Alsop were living in London during the sixteenth century, no link with ...

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Battley, Richard (bap. 1772, d. 1856), apothecary and manufacturing chemist, was baptized on 26 September 1772 at Wakefield, Yorkshire, the second son of John Battley, an architect of local repute, and his wife, Ruth Gledhill. After attending Wakefield grammar school, he was privately trained for medicine by a doctor in the town. He then moved to ...

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Bernard, Francis (bap. 1628, d. 1698), apothecary and physician, one of at least nine children of Samuel Bernard (1590/91–1657), vicar of Croydon, Surrey, and his wife, Elizabeth (1608/9–1705), was baptized at St John the Baptist, Croydon, on 28 September 1628. He was bound apprentice to ...

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Bevan, Silvanus (1691–1765), apothecary, was born in Swansea on 28 October 1691, the second son of Silvanus Bevan (1661–1727) and his wife, Jane, née Phillips. The descendant of influential and prosperous Welsh Quakers (his grandfather had been a Swansea alderman and a merchant), ...

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Bewley, William (1726–1783), surgeon apothecary and writer, was a native of Massingham, in Norfolk, where he was born on 5 September 1726. He practised as a surgeon apothecary in Great Massingham, but is better known for his contribution, which spanned twenty years, of articles and reviews to the ...

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Blackrie, Alexander (bap. 1702, d. 1772), surgeon-apothecary, was baptized on 14 June 1702 at the church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the seventh of the eleven children of William Blackrie and his wife, Isobel, née Fordyce. A merchant's son, he was educated at the grammar school and ...

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Blackstone, John (1712–1753), apothecary and botanist, was born at Harefield, Middlesex, the eldest of three sons of Edward Blackstone (d. 1730), ironmonger and citizen of London, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Francis Ashby of Brakspeare, Harefield. In 1729 he was apprenticed to ...

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Boghurst, William (1630/31–1685), apothecary, of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, was the son of William Boghurst of Ditton, Kent, and served his apprenticeship with a London apothecary, Francis Drury. During the great plague of 1665 his medical practice expanded and he made his name. He stayed in the city throughout the epidemic, treating by his own account '40, 50 or 60 patients a day' (...

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W. B. Squire

revised by Patrick Wallis

Caesar, Julius (1656?–1712?), apothecary and composer, lived at Rochester. He was the author of three convivial catches which appeared in the sixth edition of The Pleasant Musical Companion (1720). He practised in Strood and Rochester, Kent, presumably with some success, for in 1711 he could charge a ...

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G. T. Bettany

revised by T. A. B. Corley

Chandler, John (1699/1700–1780), apothecary, was born at Bath, the grandson of a tradesman in Taunton and the younger son—there was at least one daughter, the poet Mary Chandler (1687–1745)—of Henry Chandler (d. 1717), a dissenting minister, and his wife, formerly Miss Bridgman...