Lives of the fellows

Theodore de (Sir) Vaux

b.c.1628 d.26 May 1694
MD Padua(1655) Hon FRCP(1664) MD Oxon(1668) FRS

Sir Theodore de Vaux, MD, was the son of Thomas de Vaux, esq, of Covent garden, and was born about the year 1628. He was a doctor of medicine of Padua, of 30th October, 1655; and was admitted an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians in December, 1664. He was incorporated at Oxford 5th June, 1668; was a fellow of the Royal Society, physician to king Charles II and to Katharine the queen dowager.

He died in 1694, and was buried at Isleworth, in the south aisle of which there is a monument with the following inscription:-
“Here lyeth the body of
Sir Theodore de Vaux, Knt,
Physician in Ordinary to the late King Charles II.
and to Catherine, Queen Dowager,
Fellow of the Royal Society,
and son and heir of Thomas de Vaux, Esq, of Covent Garden.
He died May 26, 1694,
anno ætatis 66.
As also Judith de Vaux, his second wife, is interred here.”

Sir Theodre de Vaux was the godson of, and was named after, Sir Theodore de Mayerne, some of whose writings he edited.

William Munk

(Volume I, page 332)

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