Lives of the fellows

Nathan Paget

b.1615 d.c.1678
MD Leyden(1639) Ex LRCP(1640) MD Cantab(1642) FRCP(1646)

Nathan Paget, MD, was the son of the Rev Thomas Paget, incumbent of Blackley and rector of Stockport, in Cheshire, but was born in Manchester. He was a master of arts of Edinburgh, was entered on the physic line at Leyden 25th November, 1638, being then twenty-three years of age, and proceeded doctor of medicine there 3rd August, 1639. He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th April, 1640; was incorporated at Cambridge on his Leyden degree 3rd June, 1642; and then settling in London, was, after the usual examinations before the Censors, admitted a Candidate 17th October, 1643; and a Fellow 4th November, 1646. He was elected Censor 3rd May, 1655, in place of Dr Christopher Bennet, deceased, and again in 1657, 1659, 1669, 1678; Elect, 8th May, 1668. He delivered the Harveian Oration in 1664, and was dead on the 21st January, 1678-9, when Dr Witherly was named Elect in his place. By his will (proved 15th January, 1678), dated 7th January, 1678, after other bequests to his relatives, he leaves to the College of Physicians 20l per annum for upwards of thirty years, being a portion of the amount accruing from certain messuages in Petty France, Little Moorfields, during the assignment of his lease. Dr Paget was the intimate friend of Milton, and cousin to the poet’s third wife, Elizabeth Minshall. By will, he leaves her a bequest.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 243)

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