Lives of the fellows

John Warner

b.? d.21 March 1564
MD

John Warner, M.D., was a native of Middlesex, educated at All Souls’ College, Oxford. Being then M.A., a fellow of his college, and one of the proctors of the university, he was, 30th June, 1529, admitted M.B. and at the same time was licensed to practise by the university. He proceeded M.D. 5th July, 1535, and the year following was made warden of All Souls’, being about the same time appointed by Henry VIII his first professor of physic at Oxford. He ceased to be warden of All Souls’ during the reign of Queen Mary, but resumed his office as such in November, 1558. (1) Dr. Warner was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 17th October, 1561, and is styled by Dr. Caius “vir senior, doctus, et probis moribus.” “He was,” says Wood, “a learned man of his time, but published nothing, and was a great intruder into ecclesiastical benefices and dignities. In 1541, or thereabouts, he became one of the first prebendaries of Winchester Cathedral; in July, 1547 he was made Archdeacon of Cleveland, and soon afterwards Archdeacon of Ely. In 1559, being then prebend of Ulfcomb, in the church of Sarum, he was made Dean of Winchester.” Dr. Warner died at his house in Warwick Lane, London, 21st March, 1564, and was buried in the chancel of the church of Great Stanmore, Middlesex. The church has disappeared, and there is now only one tombstone remaining in the middle of a field as a record of its existence.

William Munk

[References: (1) Wood’s Athenæ Oxon, vol. i, p.675.]

(Volume I, page 63)

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