Lives of the fellows

Thomas Lake

b.? d.1595
AB Cantab(1561) AM(1564) MD(1571) LRCP(1590)

Thomas Lake, MD, was born at Smarden, in Kent, and was the son of James Lake, by his wife Katherine, daughter and heiress of Stephen Bishop of Wrotham. He was matriculated as a pensioner of Christ’s College, Cambridge, 8th March, 1557-8, proceeded AB 1561, AM 1564, MD 1571, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 8th May, 1590. Dr Lake was member for the port of Hastings in the parliaments which met 8th May, 1572, 23rd November, 1585, and 29th October, 1586. In the latter year articles were exhibited against him to Lord Burghley, and there is a letter from him to that nobleman wherein he complains of his enemies and entreats his lordship’s good opinion.(1) He resided in Fetter Lane, and was buried at St Dunstan’s in the West, on the 26th September, 1595.

William Munk

[(1) Athenæ Cantab. Vol. ii, p.192.]

(Volume I, page 100)

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