Wall, John 1776

Born in Powick, Worcestershire, in 1708, his father was a tradesman in the city, and Mayor in 1703. John was educated at the College School in Worcester, and was a scholar of Worcester College, Oxford, in 1726. In 1735 he was elected a Fellow of Merton College, also in Oxford, and took his doctor’s degree in 1739. Later, he practised medicine in Worcester. He researched, with other chemists, the properties of material for china-ware, for which the city of Worcester is famous. He has also been described as being skilful in the ‘principles of composition and painting’ and a specimen of his talents for design is exhibited in the east window of Oriel College, Oxford.

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