George Martine, The Younger

George Martine the younger became a physician and studied at the University of St Andrews. He there headed a student riot during the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, ringing the college bells the day that the ‘Old Pretender’ was proclaimed. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Leyden but settled in St Andrews. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society whilst serving as a physician during the War of Jenkins’ Ear and subsequent expeditions, wherein he contracted a ‘bilious fever’, from which he died.

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