Lives of the fellows

Edmund Cooper

b.? d.?
MD Cantab(1650)

Edmund Cooper, MD, of Clare hall, Cambridge, 1650, was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 4th April, 1653. On the 27th May, 1659, I find the following note: “Dr Cooper ultrò professus est, nolle se ulteriùs ambire Collegii societatem.” Dr Cooper’s admission at Clare hall 1st July, 1650, was irregular. He was not admitted of that college until after he had taken his doctor’s degree, and there is nothing in the records at Clare hall to indicate what college or university Dr Cooper had previously belonged. It may be to none, for just at that time degrees were very irregularly conferred, especially on noted Puritans or men of interest with the parliament. Dr Cooper eventually diverted to the church and became the incumbent of Woodmancote, Sussex. In the parish Register is the following note: “AD 1666 Edmund Cooper, Dr of Physic, parson of Woodmancote by the gift of God and of Edward Lord Hyde, Lord High Chancellor of England, and of Oxford, earl of Claringdon.”(1)

William Munk

[(1) Palin’s Stifford and its neighbourhood. 4to. Lond. 1871. p.162. Note.]

(Volume I, page 267)

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