Lives of the fellows

John Lawson

b.c.1632 d.21 May 1705
AB Cantab(1652) AM(1656) MD(1659) MD Padua(1659) FRCP(1673)

John Lawson, M.D., was born in London, and admitted a pensioner of Queen’s college, Cambridge, 12th November, 1648, as a member of which house he proceeded A.B. 1652, A.M. 1656. He graduated doctor of medicine at Padua in 1659; and was admitted ad eundem at Cambridge in the course of the same year. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 16th April, 1660; and a Fellow 10th July, 1673. He was Censor in 1676; Elect, 11th December, 1691, in place of Dr. George Rogers, resigned; Treasurer, 1692 and 1693; President, 1694; Consiliarius, 1701, 1702, 1703, 1704. [On the 7th Dec 1663 being then of Gration ? St London and aged about 31, he had a licence from the Vicar General of the Archbishop of Canterbury to marry Mrs Grace ? of St Andrews’ Holborn at St Dunstan’s in the East.] Dr. Lawson was an accomplished scholar and good linguist, well versed in Arabic, Coptic, and other oriental tongues. (1) He died 21st May, 1705.

The mace of silver-gilt now carried before the President was given by Dr. Lawson in 1684: “Postridie Palmarum. Baculum certè regium, propriis impensis fabricatum, virgulæ argenteæ loco coram Præside gestandum, Collegio consecravit vir doctissimus, verèque generosus, Ds. Joannes Lawsonus, in medicinâ doctor celebris, inclytique hujusce Collegii Socius dignissimus.”

William Munk

[(1) Greenhill’s Art of Embalming, p.123.]

[Arms: Morison, Plantaman. Tab.25.Sec.4]

[See Corres. Enq. 92 LAW]

(Volume I, page 367)

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