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BARTON, Christopher

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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Christopher BARTON

Biography

Name Christopher BARTON
Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical (Weaver)
Period of medical practice 1629-1649
Place of birth London (Son of William Barton of St Botolph's Bishopsgate)
Address Shoreditch 1639
Other notes Trouble 1639.

Known London address

Shoreditch
Date 1639

Censorial hearings

2 Aug 1639
Entry B, a weaver of Shoreditch, son of William B of St Botolph Bishopsgate, was accused by John ?Comstherlow of undertaking to cure C's cough for 5s. C said B gave only white wine and sugar. Also accused by Jane Saman of taking 3s. but failing to cure her.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken Deferred. See below.
Number of crimes 2
?6 Sep 1639
Entry Accused by (1) Richard Palyday of Alderman (sic), (2) Michael Knight of St Botolph Aldgate, (3) Ann Moore of Whitechapel, (4) Jane Bigg. B said his cures were by hand, not by medicines, and the wine he prescribed was just 'som-what to take'. Patrick Linsey, servant to Mr Maul, said he was cured of gout by B's touch.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Third initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Fined £20 and imprisoned until the President released him.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £20 and imprisoned
Number of crimes 4