William Beauvoir (1681–1730)

William Beauvoir was born in 1681, the son of Thomas Beauvoir, a gentleman of Guernsey.

Beauvoir was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Pembroke College on 27 October 1697 at the age of 18. He obtained his BA in 1701, and became a Fellow, being awarded his MA in 1704.

He was awarded both his B.Med. and his D.Med. in 1710.

Beauvoir was appointed Regius Professor of Medicine in 1729, but died on 3 February the next year aged about 49.

The “Will of William Beauvoir, Doctor of Physic and King’s Professor, University of Oxford” (date of probate 9 February 1730) was deposited at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury: ref. PROB 11/365.


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