Lives of the fellows

Cæsar à Dalmariis

b.? d.1569
MD Padua FRCP(1554)

Cæsar a Dalmariis, M.D., was a native of Trevigni, in Italy, the second son of Peter Maria à Dalmariis, of that city, doctor of laws, but descended from those of his name living at Frejus, or Cividad del Fruili, on the confines of Italy. He was a doctor of medicine of Padua, and settled in England in 1550, and was physician to the Queens Mary and Elizabeth. He was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 27th April, 1554; and was chosen Censor, 11th October, 1555, in place of Dr. Edward Wooton.

On the 21st May, 1561, he purchased of the son of Balthasar Guersie, M.D., to be mentioned hereafter, an estate which had been granted to him by letters patent of the 21st April, 1539, therein described as “the neat house and gardens late part of the dissolved priory of St. Helens and situated within the close of the said priory.” There Dr. Cæsar fixed his abode, and dying in 1569 was buried in the chancel of the church of St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate.

Among the Sloane MSS. in the British Museum is a volume of recipes inscribed “Ex Manuscriptis D. Dris Cæsar excerpta,” 1683, consisting of two hundred and forty pages, which Sir Hans Sloane had thought of sufficient interest and importance to be himself at the pains of transcribing.

Dr. Cæsar’s son, Julius Cæsar, doctor of canon law, was afterwards master of requests, judge of the admiralty in the reign of Elizabeth, chancellor and under-treasurer of the exchequer, master of the rolls, and privy councillor to James I and Charles I.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Wood’s Fasti, vol. i, p.738 and 753.]

[For further particulars about the life and family of Caesar Adelmare, see the ‘Life of Sir Julius Caesar, knt ? by Edmund Lodge ? Lond. 1827 p.7-9 59 ? 18.]

[P: Daniell makes the monument that ? his son Sir Julius Caesar.]

[P; See N & Q 9th Serv., vi, 222-407.]

(Volume I, page 53)

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