They are sufficiently evidenced by the fact that Edward Jenner and Matthew Baillie were his pupils.
Berkeley was the birthplace of Dr Edward Jenner (1749), who is buried in the church.
To Edward Jenner we owe the discovery that vaccination protects against smallpox, and it is now generally acknowledged that smallpox and vaccine are ' Quoted by Weir Mitchell, "Researches on the Venom of the Rattlesnake," Smithsonian Contributions (1860), p. 97.
However, the government did award Edward Jenner £ 10,000 to carry on his work in developing a vaccine against smallpox.
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