Francis Barksdale, MD, was the son of John Barksdale, of Newbury, co Berks, esqr, and on the 11th October, 1633, being then fifteen years of age, was matriculated at Magdalen hall, Oxford. He was appointed fellow of Magdalen college, Oxford, by the Parliamentary Commissioners, 10 October, 1648, was bursar 1649; vice president 1650.(1) He resigned his fellowship in 1653. On the 8th June, 1649, he was admitted doctor of medicine in that university by the favour of Fairfax the general, and Cromwell the lieutenant-general, lately at Oxford, but with this condition “that he perform all exercises requisite for the said degree, within a year after his admission.” He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 11th September, 1656.
[(1) Information from the Rev J R Bloxam, DD]
(Volume I, page 275)
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