BEVEN, Humfrye

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

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Humfrye BEVEN


Name Humfrye BEVEN (BEVENS)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (?Apothecary. Chymist & ex-servant of Mr Hill (?Apothecary))
Period of medical practice 1621-1643
Address Moor Lane 1633
Other notes Trouble 1631 and 1633.

Known London address

Moor Lane
Parish St Giles without Cripplegate
Ward Cripplegate (Within & Without)
Date 1633

Censorial hearings

3 June 1631
Entry 'Dr. Spicer complayneth that one Beuens Mr. Hills man that was, gave a vomitt to Mr. Roystons daughter of Hacknye; in the tyme of her vomiting she fell into Convulsions and died. Mr. Royston her father will be his accuser.'
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
5 July 1633
Entry B of Moore Lane, a Chymist, was accused of killing Mrs Lane by bad practice. Denied he had given her physic, or had any medicine from Mr Hill. Then said he'd given Mrs Lane snacke weed & mithridate. Mr Hill said B had fetched a medicine (*) from him and had given it to Mrs Lane on a knife's point, whereupon she voided bloodclots upward. Next day her gums were black; she died 'spitting and spawling'.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken Not a fit matter for the Censors. Referred to the Court of Justice
Verdict guilty
Sentence Referred to the Court of Justice with President's support
Number of crimes 1