George Bent MD


George Bent was born in about 1702 in Jacobstowe.

In the 1733 list of freeholders in Devon he is listed as "George Bent, doctor of physick, gentleman" of Crediton.

He studied at Oriel College Oxford before graduating MB in 1727 and MD in 1732 at St Catharine's College Cambridge. He was a senior physician at the short lived Paris Street Hospital in Exeter and was appointed to the staff of the Devon and Exeter Hospital in 1754, until his death in 1771.