Lives of the fellows

Edmund Wilson

b.? d.September 1633
MD Cantab MD Oxon(1614) FRCP(1615)

Edmund Wilson, MD, was the second son of the Rev William Wilson, DD, canon of Windsor, and rector of Cliffe, in Kent, who died 14th March, 1615, and was buried in St George’s chapel, Windsor. Dr Edmund Wilson was educated at Eton, and at King’s college, Cambridge, and in that university proceeded doctor of medicine. He was incorporated at Oxford, 12th July, 1614; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians, 22nd December, 1615, and a Fellow the same day.(1) On the 18th December, 1616, Dr Wilson was installed canon of Windsor, but because he was not ordained priest within a year following, he was deprived, and Dr Godfrey Goodman succeeded, being installed 20th December, 1617. Dr Wilson practised his faculty for a few years at Windsor, but subsequently removed to London, was Censor in 1623, and Anatomy Reader in 1630. He died in the parish of St Mary-le-Bow, in September, 1633, having been a donor of many books to the library of Lincoln college, Oxford. Dr Hamey says of him, “Syphar hominis, nec facie minus quàm arte Hippocraticus, nec facultate magis quàm religionis titulo celebris, excessit vita mense Septembri anno 1633.”

William Munk

[References:(1) “1615. Postr. Divi. Thomæ. Dr. Edmundus Wilson ter examinatus, Candidatus eligitur singulis suffragiis, et astrictus juramento fidelitatis in Regem, et dein Candidati in Collegium.
“Is est electus itidem in Socium Collegii, astrictus juramento Socii, dein admissus.” Annales, iii, p.56]

(Volume I, page 162)

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