Lives of the fellows

Samuel Rand

b.1588 d.1653/4
AB Cantab(1609/10) AM(1613) MD Groningen FRCP(1630)

Samuel Rand, MD, was a native of Durham, the son of James Rand, AM, vicar of Norton in that county, by his wife Margery, daughter of Edwards Banckes, rector of Long Newton. He was baptized 18th August, 1588, and educated at Christ’s college, Cambridge, where he was admitted a pensioner in July, 1606. He proceeded AB 1609-10, AM 1613. On the 2nd September, 1616, he was entered on the physic line at Leyden, but he graduated doctor of medicine at Groningen. Doubtless he was incorporated on this degree in one of our own universities, and probably in Cambridge. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 6th July, 1626, and a Fellow 22nd December, 1630. At this time he must have been residing, and therefore probably practising his faculty, in London; but before long he returned to the north of England, and settled at Newcastle or its neighbourhood. He held the office of “town physician” at Newcastle, but was displaced 21st April, 1642, and re-admitted in 1652. On his death, soon after this, his nephew, William Hilton, claimed 320l of arrears due from the corporation. In September, 1644, Dr Rand was appointed master of Greatham hospital by the Parliament, “for his good services and great losses by the enemy.” He was buried at Gateshead 8th March, 1653-4.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 201)

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