Lives of the fellows

Richard Fielding

b.? d.?
MD Oxon(1653) Hon FRCP(1664)

Richard Fielding, MD, was educated at Balliol college, Oxford, of which society he was a fellow. He was ejected from his fellowship by the Parliamentary visitors in 1648; but proceeded doctor of medicine at Oxford, as a member of Balliol, 14th December, 1653. Dr Fielding was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians in December, 1664. He practised in the city of Gloucester, where he was held in much estimation, especially with the royalists, by whom he was nominated alderman and mayor of Gloucester. On the 2nd October, 1662, “R Fielding appeared before Lord Herbert, Sir Robert Atkins, and others, the Commissioners appointed under the Great Seal upon the Restoration to inquire into Corporations, and took the formal oath then required, that the ‘solemn league and covenant was not binding.’ By an order of the Commissioners, ‘Robert Fieldinge, Dr of physicke,’ was put and placed into the office of alderman in the place of Lawrence Singleton, late one of the aldermen of the said city, and should take his place accordingly. At Michaelmas, 1664, he was elected mayor of Gloucester.”(1)

William Munk

[(1) Information from R H Fryer, Esq, Town Clerk of Gloucester.]

(Volume I, page 346)

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