Lives of the fellows

Thomas Fox

b.14 February 1591 d.?
AB Oxon(1611) AM(1614) MD

Thomas Fox, MD, was the grandson of Fox the martyrologist, and a nephew of Simeon Fox, MD, a distinguished fellow and president of the College before mentioned.(1) From Samuel Fox’s MS Diary in the British Museum, we learn that Thomas Fox was the eldest son of Samuel Fox, that he was born on Shrove Sunday, February 14, 1591, at Havering in the Bower, in the King’s house, and that his sponsors at the font were Sir Thomas Heneage, Sir John Leveson, and my Lady Finch. On the 19th June, 1607, he was matriculated at Magdalen hall, Oxford; he became demy of Magdalen college in 1608, proceeded AB 10th June, 1611, AM 5th July, 1614, was elected fellow of his college in 1613, was junior proctor 20th June, 1620, and bursar 1622-1625. On the 2nd November, 1615, he was allowed to divert to medicine, being one of the six Magdalen college fellows who are allowed to go out in law or physic. He proceeded MD at Oxford, but the date of his degree is not stated, and on the 25th June, 1623, he was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians.(2)

William Munk

[(1) Vide p.147, ante.
(2) Information from the Rev J R Bloxam, D D]

(Volume I, page 184)

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