Lives of the fellows

John Argent

b.? d.May 1643
AB Cantab(1591) MD LRCP(1596-7) FRCP(1598)

John Argent, M.D., was a native of Essex, bred at Peterhouse, Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 1591. On the 25th February, 1596-7, he was admitted a Licentiate, and on the 26th July, 1597, being then, as our Annals state, a doctor of medicine of Cambridge, he was elected, and on the 16th September next ensuing actually admitted, a Fellow of the College of Physicians. He was Censor in 1601, 1602, 1605, 1606, 1607, 1610, 1612, 1614, 1616, 1619; Elect, 10th April, 1620, on the death of Dr. Craige, senior; Consiliarius, 1623, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1639; and President, 1625, 1626, 1627, 1629, 1630, 1631, 1632, 1633. Dr. Argent died and was buried at Broxbourne, in Hertfordshire, in May, 1643, to which place he had retired some years previously. (1)

William Munk

[(1) Dr. Hamey supplies us with the following sketch of Dr. Argent: “Fuerat magnum Collegii nostri columen, aptusque adeò rebus gerendis, ut pulvinaris honore reliquisque præsidendi ornamentis octies insignitus sit; fuerat modertatione summâ et ratione, simulque statutorum religiosus vindex: fuerat idem dignitatis mediæ cultor minus negligens, postremusque Præsidum cum Foxio, qui in equis, cum ephippiis suis, ægrotos invisebant. Fuerat denique memor istius intervalli, quod ab negotiis hujus vitæ, meditatio mortis sibi vendicat; eòque rus se contulerat, septum minimum annos ante excessum, ibidemque sepultus est.”]

(Volume I, page 112)

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