Paddy, William, Sir (1554 -1635)
William Paddy, born 1554, entered Merchant Taylors School in 1569. Among his schoolfellows were Lancelot Andrewes, Giles Thomson and Thomas Dove, who later became bishops respectively of Winchester, Gloucester and Peterborough. Paddy went on to St John's College, Oxford, and then Leiden, and duly became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, where he eventually became president no fewer than four times. Paddy's only published work appeared in 1603, some Latin verses lamenting the death of Queen Elizabeth, and praising her successor as a Solomon, which caused James I to appoint him his physician and to knight him. Sir William left to the College of Physicians twenty pounds, which was paid in March, 1635. His portrait in his doctor's robes is at St. John's College, Oxford, to which it was presented by William Gibbons, M.D., a fellow of that house.