Chauncy, Charles (1706 -1777)
Charles Chauncy M.D. was the son of Charles Chauncey, linen draper in Cornhill, London, and grandson of Ichabod Chauncey. He went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1727, and took his M.B. in 1734 and his M.D. in 1739. In 1740, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and became a Censor in 1746. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society, he was celebrated as an antiquary and a collector of paintings, prints, coins and books. His collections passed to his brother Nathaniel, also a keen book collector, and both libraries were sold in London by Leigh & Sotheby, 15 April 1790.