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THOMAS , Sir NOAH ( 1720 - 1792 ), medical man ;

b. in Neath in 1720 , the son of Hophni Thomas , master mariner . He went to school at Oakham , and in 1738 entered S. John's College , Cambridge , where he graduated in 1742 ( M.D. 1753 ). He settled in London , was elected F.R.S. in 1753 , and obviously distinguished himself as a medical man , for he was appointed physician to George III , and was knighted in 1775 . He d. at Bath , 17 May 1792 . His name occurs in the four lists we have of the members of the first Society of Cymmrodorion , and in them we can trace his movements: from Leicester Square to Carey Street and thence to Albemarle Street .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Y Cymmrodor , 1951 (appendices).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959