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Stonhouse, Sir James, 1716-1795 (11th Baronet, physician and cleric)



  • Existence: 1716 - 1795


Sir James Stonhouse, Baronet (1716-1795), was born at Tubney, Oxfordshire, on 20 July 1716. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Winchester College, before entering St John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1736; M.A., 1739; M.B., 1742; M.D., 1746). After Oxford he attended the school at St Thomas' Hospital, and completed his medical studies in France. He practised medicine at Northampton, 1743-1763, and founded the county infirmary. Stonhouse was ordained deacon in 1749, and in 1764 was appointed rector of Little Cheverell, near Devizes, Wiltshire, which he held jointly with the rectorship of Great Cheverell from 1779. For much of this time he lived in Bristol, preaching in the city and at Bath. He succeeded his cousin as 11th Baronet in 1792. Stonhouse published Every man's assistant and the sick man's friend (1788) and popular devotional tracts. He died at Hotwells, Bristol, on 8 December 1795.

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Sir James Stonhouse: Spiritual Collections

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6297
Scope and Contents

A collection of extracts on religious subjects, texts from Scripture and aphorisms, with some family notes, 114 folios.

Dates: 1793 (Circa)
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