Bave, Francis

Francis Bave was the son of Charles, a surgeon at Bellott’s Hospital. Francis was born in 1678 and was an apothecary, though he also served as a surgeon at Bellott’s Hospital from 1704. In 1711. He leased the Sun Tavern on the east side of the market place and by December 1715 had turned it into a private house. He held further properties in Walcot Street and Northgate Street. His association with the city council included being a councilman (1709 – 1729), constable (1710 – 1711 and 1726 – 1727), bailiff (1712 – 1713 and 1722 – 1723), chamberlain (1728 – 1729), alderman (January 1729 – 1733), mayor (1729 – 1730) and JP (1730 – 1731).

The ledger-stone for Francis Bave no longer exists. However, the inscription on the wall tablet dedicated to him indicates that he was buried in the Abbey. For further information refer to Wall Tablet No 39. 

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