Naval General Service 1793-1840,
Lot 7
Naval General Service 1793-1840,
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Lot Details
Naval General Service 1793-1840,
two bars, Nymphe 8 March 1797, Gut of Gibraltar 12 July 1801 (B.F.Outram, Surgeon. R.N.). Good very fine. (1)


  • C.B. London Gazette 17.9.1850.

    Sir Benjamin Fonseca Outram was born in Yorkshire in 1774, he was educated as a Surgeon at the United Borough hospitals in London. He was first employed in the medical service in 1794, and was promoted to the rank of Surgeon in 1796. He served in the Harpy, La Nymphe, and Boadicea. He was Surgeon in Superb in her celebrated action off Cadiz when Sir James Saumarez obtained a victory over the French and Spanish fleets on the 12th July 1801. He received the Naval General Service Medal with two clasps for his services under Sir Richard Goodwin Keats during the war. Subsequently for many years he was Surgeon to the Royal Sovereign yacht. In 1806 with a view to entering civil practice, he went to Edinburgh, and there graduated Doctor of Medicine on the 24th June 1809, after presenting his inaugural thesis 'De Febre continua'. He was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London on 16 April 1810, and then commenced practice as a Physician at Hanover Square in London, where he lived for more than forty years. He also acted as Physician to the Welbeck Street Dispensary. On the 3rd May 1838 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London.He also became one of the earliest members of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1841 he became Medical Inspector of Her Majesty's Fleets and Hospitals. He was nominated C.B. on the 17th September 1850. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London on the 9th July 1852. He died at Brighton on 16th February 1856, and was buried at Clifton, near Bristol. He was twice married.
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