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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...

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Channing, John (c. 1703–1775), apothecary and Arabist, was born in London, the first child of John Channing (d. 1725), a London apothecary, and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1705), daughter of Robert Erle of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. Channing was apprenticed to his father on 5 August 1718, and was made a freeman of the ...

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Cogan, William (1676/7–1774), apothecary and philanthropist, was probably born in Kingston upon Hull, the son of John Cogan (d. in or before 1694), a merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of John Battie, of Warmsworth, and Mary Pierrepoint, of Wadworth. His parents were married on 3 June 1662 at ...

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Conyers, John (c. 1633–1694), apothecary and archaeologist, was the eldest son of Edward Conyers (b. 1590) and his wife, Jane Clarke. The parents had married in London in January 1632 at the church of St Faith, the ruins of which lie under ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Juanita Burnby

Crane, John (1570/71–1652), apothecary and benefactor, was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The details of his parents are unknown except that his father was born in Ipswich, Suffolk. It is possible that he was the Joan Crane baptized on 24 January 1572, the child of ...

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Samuel Dale (bap. 1659, d. 1739) by George Vertue, 1737 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. S. Boulger

revised by Juanita Burnby

Dale, Samuel (bap. 1659, d. 1739), apothecary and physician, son of North Dale (bap. 1618), silk-thrower, and his wife, Christian, was baptized on 15 August 1659 at St Olave's, Hart Street, London. Dale was apprenticed for eight years to Thomas Wells, a ...

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Charles G. D. Littleton

Delaune, Gideon (1564/5–1659), apothecary, was born in Nîmes, France, the eldest of the ten children of William Delaune (c. 1530–1611), physician and Reformed protestant minister, and Katherine des Loges (d. 1607). Paul Delaune was a younger brother. The family moved to England...

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Dent, Peter (1628/9–1689), apothecary and naturalist, the son of Peter Dent of Cambridge, was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1649/50. He acquired properties in the parish of St Sepulchre, Cambridge, soon after 1650 and was in practice there by 1657. These properties, which he improved during his tenure, included a small leasehold shop at ...

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Drage, William (bap. 1636, d. 1668), physician and apothecary, was baptized at Raunds, Northamptonshire, on 8 January 1636, the son of William and Elizabeth Drage, who were able to provide him with a good grammar-school education. He was then apprenticed to an apothecary, and in 1658 settled in ...

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Henry Field (1755–1837) by Henry William Pickersgill, 1832 [detail] The Society of Apothecaries of London