Lives of the fellows

John Osbourne

b.? d.c.1595
AM Oxon MD Leyden FRCP(1588)

John Osbourne, MD, was a native of Gloucestershire, a master of arts of Oxford, and a doctor of medicine of Leyden. On the 27th February, 1582, a licence “ad practicandum in medicina per universum Anglicæ regnum” was granted by the University of Oxford, under seal to John Osborne, MA. Being then MA only, notwithstanding he had been practising physic for more than ten years, he was, on the 25th June, 1587, admitted a Candidate; and on the 8th March, 1588, a Fellow of the College of Physicians, “cui injunctum est ut intra biennium gradum doctoratûs suscipiat.” He took his degree at Leyden and at the comitia held 24th March, 1588-9, his letters testimonial to that effect were presented and publicly read to the College. Wood (1) says, “On the 11th of the said month of July (1588), supplicated to be incorporated one John Osbourne, doctor of physick of Leyden, whose grace being granted simpliciter, I therefore think that he obtained his option.” His name is not in the list of the College for 1595. Presumably he was then dead.

William Munk

[(1) Fasti Oxon., vol. i, p.762.]

(Volume I, page 97)

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