William Bull II

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William Bull II
Governor of the Province of South Carolina
In office
5 April 1760 – 22 December 1761
Preceded by Thomas Pownall
Succeeded by Thomas Boone (governor)
In office
14 May 1764 – 12 June 1766
Preceded by Thomas Boone (governor)
Succeeded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
In office
May 1768 – 30 October 1768
Preceded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
Succeeded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
In office
31 July 1769 – 15 September 1771
Preceded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
Succeeded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
In office
6 March 1773 – 18 June 1775
Preceded by Lord Charles Greville Montagu
Succeeded by Lord William Campbell
Personal details
Born (1710-09-24)September 24, 1710
Charleston County, South Carolina, South Carolina
Died July 4, 1791(1791-07-04) (aged 80)
London, England

William Bull II (September 24, 1710 – July 4, 1791 ) was a landowner, and was for many years (1759–1775) lieutenant governor of the province, and served as acting governor on five occasions. A Loyalist, he left the colony in 1782 when British troops were evacuated at the end of the American Revolutionary War, and died in London.

William (Guilielus) Bull matriculated at the University of Leiden 10 October 1732[1] and 13 April 1734.[2][3] He received his Medical Doctor degree 18 August 1734.[4] The title description of his thesis is: Dissertatio medica inauguralis de colica pictonum. Quam … pro gradu Doctoratus, summisque in Medicina honoribus & privilegiis rite ac legitime consequendis, eruditorum examini submittit Gulielmus Bull … ad diem 18. Augusti 1734. hora locoque solitis. - Lugduni Batavorum  : apud Gerardum Potvliet, 1734. - 19,[1]p. ; 4to.[5][6][7]

On title-page he is described as "Anglus ex Carolina." Dedicated to his father William Bull, King's Counsel of South Carolina. In the thesis he makes reference to "Townium Anglium qui ad colicam refert." Born in South Carolina, 1710. He is said to have been the first white person to be born in South Carolina, and the first from the American Continent to graduate at Leyden.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English-speaking students of medicine at the University of Leyden / R.W. Innes Smith. - Edinburgh/London : Oliver and Boyd, 1932, p. 36.
  2. ^ Album Studiosorum Academiae Lugduno Batavae MDLXXV-MDCCCLXXV, kol. 949.
  3. ^ Index to English speaking students who have graduated at Leyden university / by Edward Peacock, F.S.A. - London : For the Index society, by Longmans, Green & co. 1883, p. 15, 949.
  4. ^ Bronnen tot de geschiedenis der Leidsche Universiteit, vijfde deel, 10 Febr. 1725-8 Febr. 1765 : Catalogus promotorum ex die 13. Februarii anni 1725 / P.C. Molhuysen. - 's-Gravenhage : Martinus Nijhoff, 1921, p. 235.
  5. ^ Bibliotheca medica neerlandica: Catalogus van de bibliotheek der Nederlandsche maatschappij tot bevordering der geneeskunst Aanwinsten…, 1899 - 1930. - Amstelodami : Menno Hertzberger, 1930. - Vol. 1, p. 263.
  6. ^ National Union Catalogue: NB 0945163; DNLM.
  7. ^ A catalogue of eighteenth century medical and scientific imprints from the Dutch- and German-language areas of Europe held by selected Edinburgh libraries. Series 2: Low Countries imprints. Volume 2: Edinburgh University Library, National Library of Scotland, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Observatory Edinburgh / [comp.] W.A. Kell. - Edinburgh : Scottisch Centre for the Book Napier University, 2008, B255 Harskamp 1647. Location: EUL [P.818(11)].
  8. ^ English-speaking students of medicine at the University of Leyden / R.W. Innes Smith. - Edinburgh/London : Oliver and Boyd, 1932, p. 36.