Moyes, [Henry]


M.D. 8.11.1779 gratis on testimonials signed by John Roebuck, Kinneil, Bo’ness and Henry Home, Lord Kames.


Variously said to have been born Kirkcaldy 1749 or 1750 but possibly baptised 23.7.1751 son of David Moyes, Kinghorn and Janet Simson.


Blind from infancy, but made real acquisitions in Medical and natural science. Did not practice medicine, but made a living as an itinerant lecturer on the sciences including chemistry. Travelled to America.

Owned estate of Lumbenny. [Landowner]


Died at Doncaster 11.12.1807 aged 57 while on a lecture tour.


  • Conolly, Fifiana p81
  • Kay, Portraits I 177
  • Annual Register 1807 p608
  • Scots Magazine 1807 p960
  • Hist. St Andrews Society of Philadelphia p409
  • Henry Moyes in Wikipedia.