Timothy Bevan (apothecary)

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Timothy Bevan
Occupation(s)Apothecary, pharmacist
SpouseElizabeth Barclay
Children Silvanus Bevan
Joseph Gurney Bevan
Parent(s) Silvanus Bevan
Jane Phillips
Relatives Silvanus Bevan (brother)
David Bevan (grandson)
Robert Cooper Lee Bevan (great-grandson)

Timothy Bevan (1704–1786) was a British apothecary and pharmacist.


Early life

Timothy Bevan was born in 1704. [1] He was the son of Silvanus Bevan (1661–1727). [1] He was the younger brother of Silvanus Bevan FRS (1691–1765). [1] [2]


Bevan was an apothecary and pharmacist. [1] With his brother, he had a shop at the Plough Court on Lombard Street, London. [2]

Personal life

He married Elizabeth Barclay (1714–1745). [1] Their son Silvanus Bevan (1743–1830) was a British banker. [1] Their son Joseph Gurney Bevan (1753–1814) was a writer of Quaker apologetical works. [1]

During the mid-18th century, he hired the English educator and Quaker Robert Proud to tutor his children. Proud would later go on to write a history of the Province of Pennsylvania (also known as the Pennsylvania Colony). [3]


He died in 1786. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "More about the Bevans". Regency Town House. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. 1 2 Myers, Joanna Shaw (Fall 1991). "Did Royal Friendship Alter Quaker Influence on English History?". Quaker History. 80 (2): 100–107. doi:10.1353/qkh.1991.0001. JSTOR   41947734. S2CID   162385693.
  3. Powell, J. H. “Robert Proud, Pennsylvania’s First Historian”, in Pennsylvania History, Vol. XIII, No. 2, April 1946. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Free Library of Pennsylvania, 1946, p. 90 (retrieved online August 4, 2018).