Authorised form of nameVaux; Sir; Theodore de (c1628 - 1694); physician
Other forms of nameDe Vaux, Sir Theodore
ForenamesTheodore de
Datesc1628 - 1694
Dates and placesBirth:
26 May 1694
Isleworth church, Middlesex, England, Europe
Padua (MD 1655); Incorporated at Oxford (1668)
Physician to Charles II and Queen Catherine
Kt 1665
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1664)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
John Wilkins
1668-1669; 1671-1672; 1678; 1680
Committee appointments include:
Committee for auditing the Treasurer's accounts (1669; 1672)
Other RSActivity:
Brought in papers by his godfather and fellow physician Sir Theodore de Mayerne (1665).
Presented own papers and observations on dyeing and wood (c1666).
Correspondent with Joseph Walsh relating to the use and making of clay (1660s).
Asked to contribute to the building of a Society college (1668).
RelationshipsParents: Thomas de Vaux
Married: 2) Judith de Vaux
Published worksRCN: R64970
General contextLittle is known about de Vaux's personal or professional life or background. His activities within the Royal Society do indicate that his interests went beyond his occupation and interests as a physician and he seemed invested in certain processes linked to manufacture, such as dyeing or the production of clay.
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Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Hunter; Munk's roll
De Vaux was first proposed for membership of the Society on 13 March 1661, prior to the Society receiving its Royal Charter, and was not officially elected FRS of the incorporated Royal Society until the date stated above (10 May 1665). Elections and proposals like de Vaux's that predated the 1663 charter were no longer recognised. The date of any subsequent election is given in this database as the official election date.
Royal Society codeNA5627
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/W3/12Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux20 January 1668
EL/W3/10Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux1667
EL/W3/11Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux1668
EL/W3/15Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux1668
EL/G1/30Johannes Battista Gornia, dated at Florence, to Theodore de VauxJanuary 1673
EL/W3/17Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux18 May 1670
CLP/19/29Method of making sugar brought in by Theodore de Vaux nd
CLP/14i/39Paper, 'The famous cure of Mrs Dol Mullard that lived in Westmester [Westminster] she had a dropsy or timpany' by [Theodore] de Vaux[1694]
CLP/14i/1Paper, 'Historia mirabilis et notandae' by Théodore de Mayerne[1650s]
CLP/11i/9Paper, 'The making of sealing wax' by Sir T [Theodore] de Vaux11 March 1669
DM/5/74B'Sir Theodore de Vaux'22 August 1666
EL/W3/16Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux27 May 1668
DM/5/74A'Recommended to Mr Evelyn'c.1666
CLP/3i/24Paper, 'A way of preserving wood' by Th [Théodore de] Mayerne[1665]
LBO/2/45Copy extract of a letter from Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux20 January 1667/1668
MS/390/31Bond of Sir Theodore de Vaux to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1674
CLP/3i/31Paper, regarding methods of dyeing by Fletcher13 September 1639
CLP/3i/31/1Manuscript, regarding methods of dyeing by Fletcher13 September 1639
CLP/3i/26Paper, 'The tallow chandeler' by Theod [Theodore] de Vaux[1666]
CLP/3i/25Paper, 'A new, cheape, and delicate fire of cole [coal] balls, wherein seacole is by the mixture of other combustible bodies both sweetned and multiplied' by Theodore de Vaux[1666]
CLP/3i/27Papers, 'Several papers about dying [dyeing]' from The [Theodore] de Vaux1630-1666
EL/W3/13Joseph Walsh to Theodore de Vaux1668
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
DM/5/12ANote on an order of the Council relating to the payment of arrears at Michaelmas 16735 January 1673
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