George Owen (physician)

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George Owen (1499–1558), from Oxford and Godstow, Oxfordshire, was an English royal physician and politician.

Owen was born in the Diocese of Worcester and educated at Merton College, Oxford.[1] In 1520 he became a Fellow of the College.

George Owen was the royal physician to several members of the Tudor dynasty: Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary I.[2] He served alongside Thomas Wendy and Edmund Harman. He was also a Member of the Parliament of England for Oxfordshire in 1558.[1]

Owen owned Wolvercote Manor and Mill, north of Oxford.[3] In 1552, he petitioned the King to prevent the Mayor of Oxford from enclosing Wolvercote Common where the villeragers of Wolvercote traditionally had grazing rights.


  1. ^ a b Harding, Alan. "Owen, George (by 1499-1558), of Oxford and Godstow, Oxon". The History of Parliament. Memory Biographies. 1509–1558. UK. Retrieved 25 October 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1895). "Owen, George (d.1558)". Dictionary of National Biography. 42. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  3. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Wolvercote". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 498–499. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.