Reference Entry

Fothergill, John (1712-1780), physician and naturalist

Margaret DeLacy

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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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), of a substantial Quaker family in Cheshire. ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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