BURGESS, John (Sen)

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

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John (Sen) BURGESS


Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical clergyman (Physician (MPD). Puritan preacher. Rector. Lecturer.)
Period of medical practice 1602-1635
Place of birth England (Peterborough)
Date of birth 1561
Date of death 1635
Address [Practised in Isleworth, Middlesex, 1611-17, and in Sutton Coldfield 1617-35.]
Other notes BA MA Cantab MD Leyden. Warned 1612. [Son = JB Junior.]

Censorial hearings

m Palm Sun 1612
Entry B, a clergyman, appeared and was told of the Statutes. He claimed no authority, but had applied to be examined. He was told that nobody in orders could be licensed. He replied that he wd go on treating his existing patients.
Action taken Matter postponed. See next.
16 Oct 1612
Entry President said that he had met B and forbidden him to practise. B had said that he would not, and that he would leave London at the first opportunity. But it was reported that he had previously practised with Dr Rawlins at Mr Bennet's house in Cheapside.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken Forbidden to practise. ?See next.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise
Number of crimes 1
22 Dec 1612
Entry B, first a priest and now a physician, was discussed.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ? [had already been forbidden to practise. Nothing new now?]