The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:2507]

First NameGeorge
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameClerk
Maiden Name
AKAClarke, Clark
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1731
Date of death (year) 1788


Son of Hugh Clerk, merchant, Edinburgh; younger brother of Robert Clerk of Mavisbank and cousin of Sir James Clerk of Penicuik. Lieut-Col of 43rd Regiment of Foot (the Monmouthshires). Appointed Barrack-master in North America, 1776: in New York in 1779. In England in 1783. Lives at Rooks Nest, Godstone, Surrey (later home to George Gilbert Scott). Pers 3190 is his nephew. He is in his 53rd year (i.e. 52) in 1783. He d. 22 March 1788 in London (notice in Scots Magazine). Will (National Archives) 3 May 1788.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 1473Case of Colonel George Clerk [Clark, Clarke, Clerke] who becomes excessively weak and feeble from chronic costiveness, breathlessness, and other chronic complaints. In New York he has a perpetual fever and stomach complaint and mentions consulting Cullen before but no firm evidence traced unless he is the same patient as Case 283 in 1768.