Lives of the fellows

John Farmery

b.? d.?
AB Cantab(1564-5) AM(1568) LRCP(1586) FRCP(1588) MD Leyden(1589)

John Farmery, MD, was born in Lincolnshire, and bred at King’s College, Cambridge, as a member of which he proceeded AB 1564-5; AM 1568. On the 4th February, 1586, he had a licence to practice from the College of Physicians; and was admitted a Candidate within a few days, viz, 22nd February, 1586, and a Fellow the last of February, 1588, with an injunction to take the degree of doctor of medicine within two years. This he did at Leyden, and, as we read in the Annals, “ultimo Septembris, 1589: Literæ testimoniales Dris Farmery, pro suo doctoratu, habito in Academia Leidæ vel Lugdunensi Batavorum, in his Comitiis publicantur et leguntur.” The date of his death escapes me, but on the 27th February, 1592-3, his widow, Ann, was married at St Mary, Aldermanbury, to Edward Lister, MD. Dr Farmery is supposed by Mr Cooper(1) to have been the author of A Method of Measuring and Surveying of Land, published by J F, practitioner in physick, Lond., 1589; and of a Perpetuali Prognostication of the Weather, by J F, 8vo, Lond., 1590.

William Munk

[(1)Athenæ Cantab., vol.ii, p.98]

(Volume I, page 96)

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