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John Fothergill (1712–1780) by Valentine Green, pubd 1781 (after Gilbert Stuart, 1781) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Fothergill, John (1712–1780), physician and naturalist, was born on 8 March 1712 at Carr End, a moorland farm near Bainbridge, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, the third son of eight children of John Fothergill (1676–1745), Quaker preacher and farmer, and his first wife, Margaret Hough (1677–1719)...