Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 11 May 2021

Heysham, Johnlocked

  • S. R. S. Szreter


Heysham, John (1753–1834), physician and demographer, was born on 22 November 1753 in Lancaster, the son of Gyles Heysham, shipowner, and Anne Cumming, daughter of a substantial yeoman ‘statesman farmer’ of Holme, Westmorland. The Heyshams were a junior branch of the Cornet (later Gernet)...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

private collection
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)
British Medical Journal