Nathan Alcock, M.D., was born at Runcorn, in Cheshire, in 1707, and, after studying his profession at Edinburgh and Leyden, proceeded doctor of medicine at the latter university in 1737 (D.M.I. de Peripneumoniâ Verâ, sive de Pulmonum Inflammatione). On the 22nd October, 1741, he was actually created master of arts at Oxford by decree of Convocation. He proceeded bachelor of medicine, as a member of Jesus college, Oxford, 30th June, 1744; and doctor of medicine 19th June, 1749. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society 25th January, 1749-50. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 16th April, 1753; and a Fellow 8th April, 1754. Dr. Alcock practised his profession for some years at Oxford, and was for many years reader on anatomy and chemistry in the university. He eventually removed to Runcorn, where he died the 8th December, 1779. He was buried in the parish church, and close to the chancel screen is a marble monument thus inscribed:—
Hic situs est
N. Alcock, fil. D. A. ex bona uxore sua M. Breck;
in Academ: Oxon: et Lugdun: Batav: M.D., Coll: Med
Lond et R.S. Socius, necnon apud Oxonienses in Chymia
et Anatomia per multos annos celeberrimus Prælector.
Vitam iniit xxvii Sept: MDCCVII
finivit viii Dec: MDCCLXXIX.
Fratres superstites M. Alcock et Thomas Alcock
A.M. hujus ecclesiæ vicarius hoc marmor posuerunt in
memoriam doctissimi et dignissimi vivi.