William Cayley

William Cayley (1836 - 1916)

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Dr William Cayley
Born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Died in Richmond, Surrey, Englandmap
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William Cayley was born on 14 December 1836 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.[1] He was educated at Shewsbury School, Queen's College, Cambridge and King's College, London (where he studied medicine).[2][3] He had a distinguished career as a doctor and teacher of medical students at Middlesex Hospital and King's College Hospital. While his considerable medical skills were recognised, his obituary in The Lancet described him as "reticent to a fault and lacking in the bedside manner and the capacity for small talk that often contribute to popular success. A lover of flowers and the classics, he was an expert mountaineer, spending his annual holidays in Switzerland and the Tyrol. A bachelor, non-smoker and teetotaller, he died in retirement in Richmond." He died on 17 December 1916.


  1. Munk's Roll: Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1826-1925, compiled by G H Brown (Royal College of Physicians 1955)
  2. Munk's Roll
  3. Alumni Cantabrigienses, CUP 1940
  • Obituary in The Lancet 1916
  • Census data for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911
  • Probate record

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