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BOOKER, Robert

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

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Robert BOOKER

Biography

Name Robert BOOKER
Gender Male
Period of medical practice 1613-1633
Address ?near St Martin's Lane 1623
Other notes In trouble for medical witchcraft 1623.

Known London address

near St Martin's Lane (?)
Date 1623

Censorial hearings

11 June 1623
Entry B was examined about treatment of John Parker of St Martin's Lane. B had anointed him all over with oil, using a charm (quoted), as B had thought P bewitched. College admitted that P's illness was strange and that there might have been some witchcraft, but declared that B had no 'skill therein'.
Action taken ?Letter written to [unknown important person].
Verdict not proven
Number of crimes 1