Abel, Clarke


M.D. 3.7.1819 on testimonials signed by William King M.D. and Robert Gooch, London.


Born 5.9.1789.


Apprentice to Giles Borrett, Great Yarmouth.

Medical student Edinburgh University 1811-1812. M.R.C.S.Eng. 1819.

In Indian medical service. C.C.S. [Certificate of Corporation of Surgeons] 1813. Surgeon and naturalist to Lord Macartney’s mission to China 1816-1817. A.S.[Assistant Surgeon] 1823. [Doctor]

F.R.S. F.L.S. Author of a narrative of a journey to the interior of China, 1816-1817.


Died at Cawnpur [also known as Cawnpore and Kanpur, India.] 24.11.1826.


  • D.G. Crawford, Roll of the Indian Medical Service, 1615-1930 (London, 1930) B950
  • Gentleman's Magazine 1827 ii 644
  • UYUY452
  • R. Desmond, Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists (London, 1977)
  • DNB