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Gostlin, John (1632/3–1705), educational benefactor and physician, was baptized at Dickleburgh, Norfolk, on 29 January 1633. He was the son of John Gostlin (1604/5–c.1641), formerly fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and great-nephew of another John Gostlin, formerly master of the same college—as is stated on his tomb in the college chapel. ...

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Lee, Matthew (1694–1755), physician and benefactor, was born in Northamptonshire, the son of William Lee. Between 1709 and 1713 he was educated at Westminster School, and then at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated BA (1717), MA (1720), MB (1722), and MD (1726). In addition to his medical studies at ...

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Swiney, George (c. 1786–1844), doctor and benefactor, was the son of William Swiney (1760–1820), Royal Navy lieutenant from January 1771, captain from May 1779, rear-admiral of the blue from February 1797, and admiral of the white from July 1810, a descendant of Major Matthew Swiney (1681–1766)...

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Williams, Sir John, baronet (1840–1926), physician and benefactor, was born on 6 November 1840 at his maternal grandparents' home, Bailey Farm, Gwynfe, Carmarthenshire; he moved to his nearby family, semi-upland, tenant-holding farm of Blaenllynant when he was a few weeks old. His parents had married in 1833 and ...