Lives of the fellows

Richard Smith

b.? d.c.1599
AB Cantab(1556) AM(1560) MD(1567) FRCP

Richard Smith, M.D. (Cantab.) – Another physician of the same name as the preceding, but educated at Cambridge. He was born in Gloucestershire, was admitted a scholar of St. John’s College, Cambridge, on Dr. Keyton’s foundation, in 1555, and a fellow on the Lady Margaret’s foundation 1557-8. He proceeded A.B. 1556; A.M. 1560; M.D. 1567. The date of his admission as a Fellow of the College of Physicians I cannot recover. He was Censor 1569, 1570, 1571, 1572; Consiliarius, 1581, 1582, 1584, 1589, 1590, 1591; President, 1585, 1586, 1587, and 1588. He was dead in 1599; for, under date 13th July of that year, I read “Dr. Browne, Regineus Medicus, eligitur in Electum, in locum venerandi viri Dris Smith, Cantab., Reginei Medici, nuper defuncti.” [His will is at Somerset House [51 Kidd]. It is dated the 9th and was proved 13th June 1599. He bequests a standing cup to the College of Physicians. He was of St. Anne’s Blackfriars. Mr Challenor Smith’s Notes.]

William Munk

(Volume I, page 68)

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