John Bateman, M.D., was educated at Merton college, Oxford, of which house he was a fellow. He took the degree of master of arts 14th May, 1667; and then, accumulating his degrees in medicine, proceeded M.D. 24th May, 1682. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians, 30th September, 1682; and a Fellow, 25th June, 1685. He was Censor in 1687, 1690, 1691, 1703, and for the ten consecutive years, from 1706 to 1715; Registrar, 1691, and again from 1702 to 1715 inclusive: Elect, 21st September, 1708, in place of Dr. Torlesse, resigned; Consiliarius, 1713, 1714, 1715; President 26th March, 1716, and was re-elected in the years 1716, 1717, 1718.
He died 17th September, 1728. [His will dated 1728 is at Somerset House (258 Brook). By it he leaves to the College sundry books. Mr Challenor Smiths notes.] Dr. Bateman was a most amiable man, much esteemed by his contemporaries, and was generally supposed to be the Celsus of Garth’s Dispensary.
[He has some verses prefixed to ? 800 Lond. 1692.]
[Bateman John MD. In 1706 he was residing in Villars(?) Street York Buildings. In 1716 in Percy(?) Garden. In 1723 in Fetter Lane.]
[Jan 1958. “You mentioned a manuscript addition stating that J. Bateman was the son of William Bateman of Guilsborough, Northants. This I do not think is true. This is probably due to someone’s confusing his brother the Revd. Thomas Bateman, sometime fellow of University College and Vicar of Enstone, Oxon., with another Thomas Bateman, the son of Wm. Bateman of Guilsborough, who matriculated at Oxford the same year 1674. Both Dr John Bateman and the Revd. Bateman were sons of John Bateman of Wakefield.” (The error is probably the result of entries in Foster’s Alumni Oxonienses.)]