Lives of the fellows

Robert Yaxley

b.? d.1540
MD FRCP(1518)

Robert Yaxley, M.D., is the last-named of the six physicians specified in the College Charter. Concerning him, I can only state that he twice filled the office of Consiliarius, namely, in 1523, 1526, and was certainly not living in 1541. The variation in the orthography of names in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth centuries renders it difficult to identify the individuals mentioned; but this must have been the same physician who, under the name of Yakesley, we find mentioned as follows in a MS volume, in the Cotton Library, of extracts from an original book of accounts of Henry VIII.: “23 Henr. viij, Feb. 1. In reward to Dr Yakesley and another physitian, iiij li.”

William Munk

[Yaxley. His will 1540 is at Somerset House (18?). He must have died 22, 23 or 24 Oct 1540. He was buried at St. Michaels Cornhill See Stow. The will of Margaret his widow 1540 dated 2 days after her husband. Mr J. C. C. Smith’s notes]

(Volume I, page 22)

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