William Lochead

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William Lochead FRSE MWS (sometimes given as Lochhead; c.1753-1815) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist. He served as the curator of the St Vincent Botanical Garden (1811-5), succeeding his friend Alexander Anderson.[1]

The son of John Lochead, William was born in Paisley circa 1753. He graduated MD from Glasgow University in 1775 and served as a surgeon in Antigua in the West Indies.

He died at St Vincent on 22 March 1815.


  1. ^ Guilding, Lansdown (1825). An account of the botanic garden in the island of St. Vincent: from its first establishment to the present time. Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Company.