George Augustus Borthwick
Dr George Augustus Borthwick FRSE FRCSE FSA (1784-1844) was a Scottish physician and surgeon. He was Physician to the Royal Dispensary in Edinburgh and helped to establish the Edinburgh Eye Dispensary.
He was born in 1784.In 1808 he received his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.In 1820 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, and John Borthwick of Crookston (thought to be a brother or cousin). At this time he was living at 83 George Street in Edinburgh's New Town. In May 1831 he was commissioned as a Surgeon into the Royal Midlothian Yeoman Cavalry.
In March 1821 he married Janet Kinnear. They had at least five children, including George and Fearne Borthwick. His daughter Catherine Alleyne Borthwick (1828-1894), married Robert Lee, Lord Lee.
- Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1820-21
- London Gazette May 1831
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