Devenish, Edward


M.D. 6.12.1790 on Louvain and R.C.S.Eng. certificates and letter signed by a ‘JL’ to his brother.


Born 1728.


Studied Louvain 1743 - 1746 when he was from Ireland, but unable to pay for licence on account of poverty.

M.R.C.S.Eng. 1785.

Surgeon to 60th regiment in war of 1780-1783 against Spain and afterwards surgeon to the garrison of Kouttan. When that island was taken by the Spaniards he was carried to Havana. After release he settled to practice at Tenby. [Doctor]


Died after 1808.


  • P.J. Wallis and R.V. Wallis, Eighteenth Century Medics (Newcastle, 1988)
  • Not in W. Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army 1727-1898 (Aberdeen, 1917)