Lives of the fellows

George Rogers

b.c.1618 d.22 January 1697
AB Oxon(1638) AM(1641) MB(1642) MD Padua MD Oxon(1648) FRCP(1664)

George Rogers, M.D., was a son of George Rogers of the city of London, M.D., a Fellow of the College before mentioned, who died in November, 1622. In 1635, being then about seventeen years of age, he was admitted a commoner of Lincoln college, Oxford, and as a member of that house proceeded A.B. 24th January, 1638; A.M. 4th December, 1641; M.B. 10th December, 1642. He then went into Italy, studied at Padua, and at the same time held the office of English consul in that city.(1) He took the degree of doctor of medicine at Padua, and, returning to England, was incorporated at Oxford 14th April, 1648. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 31st March, 1654, and a Fellow 20th October, 1664. I meet with him as Censor in 1676; Harveian Orator, 1681; Elect, 5th September, 1682; Treasurer, 1683, 1684, 1685; Consiliarius, 1687; and President, 1688. He resigned his office of Elect, on account of age and infirmities, 11th December, 1691, and, dying in 1697, was buried in Ruislip, in Middlesex, where he is commemorated by the following inscription:-
Here lyeth ye body of
George Rogers, Dr of Physick,
who married Elizabeth, ye eighth daughter of John Hawtrey, Esq.,
of Rislip, in the county of Middlesex,
and had by her three daughters, interred in this chancel,
and three sons surviving, George,
Thomas, and John.
He departed this life
22nd January, Anno Dom. 1697, aged 79.
[The Register of St. James’ Clerkenwell under burials has 1697-8 Jan 25th Dr. George Rogers carrd away to Ryslip.]

William Munk

[(1) Evelyn’s Diary, anno 1665, and Aug. 15, 1682.]

(Volume I, page 316)

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