Lives of the fellows

John James

b.? d.c.26 January 1600/1
AB Cantab(1567) AM(1571) MD(1578) MD Leyden FRCP(1584)

John James, M.D., was a native of Hampshire, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which house he was a fellow. He proceeded A.B. 1567, A.M. 1571, M.D. 1578. On the 21st September, 1578, he entered himself on the physic line at Leyden, and graduated doctor of medicine there, as he had previously done at Cambridge. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 2nd January, 1582, a Fellow 25th June, 1584, and was Censor in 1588, 1591, 1594. He represented St. Ives, co. Cornwall, in the parliament which met in November, 1585, and Newcastle-under-Lyne in that which met in February, 1592-3. He was appointed physician to the Queen’s household in November, 1595, and died about 26th January, 1600-1. The university of Leyden was founded in 1575, and Dr. James is not only the first graduate of that university who appears in our Annals, but the first Englishman whose name was inscribed in the Album Studiosorum of the College there.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 87)

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