Biography of Charles Scarburgh 1615-1694

On 29 Dec 1615 Charles Scarburgh was born to Edmund Scarburgh at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

In 1660 Charles Scarburgh (age 44) was appointed physician to King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 29).

Pepy's Diary. 27 Feb 1663. After dinner Dr. Scarborough (age 47) took some of his friends, and I went along with them, to see the body alone, which we did, which was a lusty fellow, a seaman, that was hanged for a robbery. I did touch the dead body with my bare hand: it felt cold, but methought it was a very unpleasant sight. It seems one Dillon, of a great family, was, after much endeavours to have saved him, hanged with a silken halter this Sessions (of his own preparing), not for honour only, but it seems, it being soft and sleek, it do slip close and kills, that is, strangles presently: whereas, a stiff one do not come so close together, and so the party may live the longer before killed. But all the Doctors at table conclude, that there is no pain at all in hanging, for that it do stop the circulation of the blood; and so stops all sense and motion in an instant.

Pepy's Diary. 27 Feb 1663. Thence we went into a private room, where I perceive they prepare the bodies, and there were the kidneys, ureters [&c.], upon which he read to-day, and Dr. Scarborough (age 47) upon my desire and the company's did show very clearly the manner of the disease of the stone and the cutting and all other questions that I could think of... how the water [comes] into the bladder through the three skins or coats just as poor Dr. Jolly has heretofore told me.

In 1669 Charles Scarburgh (age 53) was knighted by King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 38).

Evelyn's Diary. 21 May 1670. Came to visit me Mr. Henry Saville (age 28), and Sir Charles Scarborough (age 54).

In 1685 Charles Scarburgh (age 69) was elected MP Camelford.

Death and Burial of Charles II

On 06 Feb 1685 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 54) died at 1145 in the morning at Whitehall Palace [Map] attended by Charles Scarburgh (age 69). His brother King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 51) succeeded II King England Scotland and Ireland. Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland (age 26) by marriage Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland. His brother King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 51), William Chiffinch (age 83), Richard Mason (age 52) and Archbishop William Sancroft (age 68) were present. Duke York merged with the Crown.

Before 26 Feb 1694 Charles Scarburgh (age 78) and Mary Daniell were married.

On 26 Feb 1694 Charles Scarburgh (age 78) died. He was buried at St Dunstan Church Cranford where his wife [his wife] Mary Daniell commissioned a memorial.

Evelyn's Diary. 10 Mar 1695. I dined at the Earl of Sunderland's (age 53) with Lord Spencer (age 19). My Lord showed me his library, now again improved by many books bought at the sale of Sir Charles Scarborough, an eminent physician, which was the very best collection, especially of mathematical books, that was I believe in Europe, once designed for the King's Library at St. James's; but the Queen dying, who was the great patroness of that design, it was let fall, and the books were miserably dissipated.