TF0811 : Dr Francis Willis

taken 11 years ago, near to Greatford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

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Dr Francis Willis
Dr Francis Willis
Bust by celebrated sculptor Joseph Nollekens from the memorial of Dr Francis Willis Link who cured King George III of his first episode of mental illness.

Sacred to the memory of
The Revd. Francis Willis MD
Who died on 5th December 1807
In the 90th year of his age

He was the third son of the Revd. John Willis of Lincoln
A descendant of an ancient family of the same name
That resided formerly at Fenny Compton in Warwickshire

He studied at Oxford; was Fellow and sometime Vice-Principal of Brazen Nose College: Where in obedience to his father, he entered into holy orders. But pursuing the bent of his natural taste and inclination he took the degree of Doctor of Physic in the same University and continued the practice of the profession to the last hour of his life.

By his first wife Mary, the youngest daughter of the Revd. John Curtois of Branston in this County, he had five sons who survived him. By his second wife he had no issue.

Initiated early into habits of observation and research, he attained the highest eminence in his profession and was happily the chief agent in removing the malady which affected his present majesty in the year 1789. On that occasion he displayed an energy and acuteness of mind which excited the admiration and procured for him the esteem of the Nation. The kindness and benevolence of his disposition were testified by the tears and lamentations which followed him to the grave.
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Monday, 28 July, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 085 119 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.6452N 0:23.6898W
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