Lives of the fellows

William Woodford

b.? d.13 November 1758
BCL Oxon(1706) MB(1724) MD(1724) FRCP(1729)

William Woodford, M.D., was born in Hampshire, and educated at Winchester, which he entered in 1701. Elected thence to New college, Oxford, he proceeded B.C.L. 22nd May, 1706; M.B. and M.D. 26th November, 1724. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 23rd December, 1728; a Fellow 22nd December, 1729; and was Censor in 1733. Dr. Woodford was appointed Regius professor of Physic at Oxford 2nd April, 1730. On the 2nd August, 1734, he announced to the College his intention of leaving London and settling in Oxford. He retained the regius professorship until his death, which occurred at Bath on the 13th November, 1758. Dr. Woodford presented to the College, in 1738, the portrait of Dr. Croone, now in the Censors' room, and also the copy of " Scriptores de Re Rusticâ, impressa Regii," 1496, which had once belonged to our first president, Linacre.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 115)

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