William Barrowby 1682-1758

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William BARROWBY 1682-1758

Biographical Note

Physician, the son of John Barrowby, physician, and his wife, Abigail, was baptized at St Lawrence Jewry, London on 15 December 1682. After studying at Eton College he entered Trinity College, Oxford, on 6 November 1699 and graduated BA (1703), MA (1706), MB (1709), and MD (1713). Barrowby became a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London, in 1717, and a fellow in 1718. He served as censor at the college in 1721, 1730, and 1734. On 9 November 1721 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. He lived in London until 1746, when he apparently retired to the Isle of Wight, where he died on 17 October 1758.


He used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 1645: Barrowby, William, MD.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.