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Askew, Anthony (bap. 1722, d. 1774), physician and book collector, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, where he was baptized on 7 May 1722, the son of Adam Askew, physician, and his wife, Anne Crackenthorp. In 1725 his family moved to Newcastle, where his father established a well-respected practice. ...

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Madden, John (bap. 1649, d. 1703/4), physician and manuscript collector, was born at Enfield, Middlesex, and baptized at St Andrew, Enfield, on 29 March 1649, a younger son of John Madden (1598–1661) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1671), daughter of Charles Waterhouse...

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Maty, Matthew (1718–1776), physician and librarian, was born on 17 May 1718 at Montfoort, 6 miles south-west of Utrecht, the eldest child of Paul Maty (1681–1773), French protestant minister, and his wife, Jeanne Crottier Desmarets. Both parents were Huguenots. Before moving to the ...

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Richard Mead (1673–1754) by Allan Ramsay, 1747 Coram Foundation, Foundling Museum, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mead, Richard (1673–1754), physician and collector of books and art, was born at Worcester House, Stepney, Middlesex, on 11 August 1673, the eleventh child of thirteen of Matthew Meade (1628/9–1699), a nonconforming minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Walton (d. 1707). Matthew Meade...

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Morton, Charles (1716–1799), physician and librarian, was born in Westmorland. Nothing is known of his parents or his early life. He entered the medical school at Leiden University, the Netherlands, on 18 September 1736. After initial training Morton returned to Westmorland, where he practised at ...

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Watt, Robert (bap. 1774, d. 1819), physician and bibliographer, was baptized on 1 May 1774 in Stewarton parish church, Stewarton, Ayrshire, the youngest of the three sons of John Watt, farmer, of Bonnyton, Ayrshire, and his wife, Jean Calderwood. Watt's early years were spent on his father's small farm. At the age of six he was sent to the local parish school, where he was an able pupil whose intellectual abilities aroused the jealousy of his contemporaries. He remained at this school until he was twelve, when he became a jobbing ploughman around the neighbourhood of his father's farm. While still in his teens he travelled to ...

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Williams, George (bap. 1762, d. 1834), physician and librarian, was baptized at Catherington, Hampshire, on 24 November 1762, the younger son of John Williams, vicar of Catherington, and his wife, Anne. Educated by his father, he was notably competent in Greek when he arrived at ...