Lives of the fellows

Roger Giffard

b.? d.1596/7
MB Oxon MD(1566) FRCP

Roger Giffard, M.D., was the son of Ralph Giffard, of Steeple Claydon, co. Bucks, by his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Chamberlain, of Woodstock, co. Oxford. As a bachelor of physic of the 23rd July, 1563, sometime fellow of Merton College, Oxford, now or lately fellow of All Souls’ College, he was, on the 30th August, 1566, actually created doctor of that faculty by Drs. Walter and Henry Baylie, by virtue of a commission directed to them by the venerable convocation. This Dr. Giffard, adds Wood, (1) was afterwards President of the College of Physicians, and physician to Queen Elizabeth.

When admitted a Fellow of the College does not appear, but he was Censor, 1570, 1571, 1572; Consiliarius 1585, 1586, 1587, 1591; President, 1581, 1582, 1583, and 1584. He died of hæmatemesis 27th January, 1596-7, and was buried in the parish of St. Bride’s, Fleet Street.

William Munk

[(1) Fasti Oxon, vol. i, p.727]

[P. Had a daughter Eleanor who married Sir Thomas Harris, Bt.]

[P.[another hand] For genealogical & other details see Cambrian Archeological Association pubn ?1727, p.133.]

(Volume I, page 68)

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