Lives of the fellows

Ralph Standish

b.? d.?
AB Cantab(1542) AM(1547) MD(1553) LRCP(1556)

Ralph Standish, M.D., of St. Nicholas hostel, Cambridge, A.B. 1542, A.M. 1547; [Standish. On the 31 Aug 1548 he had a licence from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury to marry Margaret Flower. Harveian Soc. vol. xxiv, p.13] appears to have been one of the registrars of the court of chancery 1549, served the office of proctor of the university of Cambridge 1551-2, and commenced M.D. 1553. On the 5th November, 1556, he was licensed by the College of Physicians to practice for one year only, in virtue of a bye-law which had been passed the previous year. (1) In the May following (1557) Dr. Standish accompanied Nepeja, the Czar’s ambassador to King Edward VI, on his return to Russia, where he was most graciously received. He dined several times with the Czar, and received from him presents of sables, seventy roubles in money and a horse to ride about town.(2) He probably remained some years in Russia.

William Munk

[(1) Anno 1556. Anno superiori decretum fuit, ut si quos doctrina et probitas commendarent, facultate quidem donentur exercendi medicinam ad certos annos, etsi ad annos quatuor non exercuerint medicinam ex statuto.
(2) British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review, No.lx, Oct., 1862, p.290.]

[Ralfe Standish, doctor of Physicke will dated 29 Apr: 1557 proved 24 Dec 1559 (62 Chayray?) is at Somerset House. He died in parts beyond seas – see probate Act book. Mr J C C Smith’s Notes.]


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