Lives of the fellows

William Freeman

b.? d.c.1550
AB Oxon(1510) AM(1522-3) MB(1523) MD(1526) FRCP(1529

William Freeman, M.D. - Being then master of arts, [‘Being then master of arts’ is struck out by Munk. He adds: ‘was of Oriel College, Oxford. A.B. 1 July 1510, A.M. 5 March 1522-3. Bachelor of Medicine 21 July 1523’] he was, on the 21st July, 1523, admitted bachelor and on the 7th July, 1526, doctor of medicine, at Oxford. Dr. Freeman was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 9th November, 1529, and in 1531 was appointed an Elect. He served the office of Consiliarius in 1541, 1544, 1548, 1549; was President in 1545, and was re-elected in 1546. His last year of office as President is marked by the grant of arms to the College from Christopher Barker, Esq., Garter King of Arms (1). Dr. Freeman was dead on the 31st March, 1550, when his place of Elect was filled by the appointment of Dr. Huyc.

William Munk

[(1) "Vicesimo Septembris hujus Præsidentis anni, qui anno erat Domini 1546, exacto jam 1545, quo incepit præsidere, is Præsidens Will'mus Freman, Richardus Bartlot, Joannes Clemens, et Edwardus Wotton obtinuerunt a Joanne Barker seu Gartero Armorum Rege, insignia Collegio; manum videlicet è nube demissam, ægri brachium complectentem, dimidiatas irides per ambitum, et in imo malum granatum, ut in ejus literis testimonialibus ad hoc conscriptis, videre licet." - Annales, i.]

[Freeman - His Will 1550 (fo:20 Coode) is at Somerset House - to be buried St. Mary Bothaw London. His autograph signature on will of Sir Tho. Nevgle ? Oct. 1542. Mr J. C. C. Smith's notes]

(Volume I, page 30)

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