Lives of the fellows

Peter Salmon

b.? d.1675
AB Cantab(1622/3) AM(1626) MD Padua(1630) MD Oxon(1633) FRCP(1639)

Peter Salmon, MD, was the second son of Robert Salmon, of Leigh, co Essex, esq, master of the Trinity house in 1617, by his wife Martha Andrews. He was born at Leigh and educated at Eton, whence he proceeded to King’s college, Cambridge, in March, 1618-9. He graduated AB 1622-3, AM 1626, and had a licence from the university to practise in 1632. He took his degree of doctor of medicine at Padua, 4th September, 1630, and was incorporated at Oxford on his doctor’s degree, 9th July, 1633. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 8th April, 1639, and a Fellow 18th June, 1639. Dr Salmon married Joanna, daughter of John Goodlad, of Leigh, and had by her four daughters. He resided in the parish of St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, and died in 1675. His will, bearing date the 29th March, 1675, was proved the 18th November following. Dr Salmon died possessed of a handsome property in lands, tenements, and personality, the larger portion of which he gave by will to his daughters. He gives to the redemption of three slaves in Tunis or “Argier” or elsewhere 30l, viz 10l a piece for their discharge and freedom; if not within the space of four months, then to the setting free of six men prisoners; three out of the Marshalsea and three out of the King’s Bench in Southwark, “such as lie upon execution at least six months.”

William Munk

(Volume I, page 223)

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