CLARK, Edward (Jun)

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Edward (Jun) CLARK


Name Edward (Jun) CLARK (CLARKE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary)
Period of medical practice 1603-1623
Address Bankes' Ho + Old Bailey 1613. Ivy Bridge/Lane 1630
Other notes Accused 1613, 1630-1. Charter Member SA 1617. ?St Dionis B 1622? NB: there are 5 x John C in Whittet cards.

Known London address

Old Bailey (House of Bankes, Sign of Horse's Head)
Parish St Martin Ludgate
Ward Faringdon Within
Date 1613
Ivy Bridge / Lane
Date 1630

Censorial hearings

19 Oct 1613
Entry C was reported by Edward Myles and George Woodcock. He showed a petition of confession. He had paid £3 'seque experientiam habere medicamentorum D. Doct. Poe.' (to have experience of Dr. Poe's medicines.) He had given mercury pills to Becket for an inflamed throat, and sudorifics for 8 days. Had treated Sir Thomas Huit and cured him. In 1609 H had asked C to cure his servant Becket.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Second initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Third initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Action taken Fellows disagreed on punishment (see HARVEY). Fined £8, no prison.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £8
Number of crimes 4
6 Nov 1613
Entry Clarke's petition was considered. He had not brought the £8. He claimed that he had been apprenticed to an apothecary used by Dr Poe.
Action taken Case was postponed. Had not brought his fine of £8.
5 Nov 1630
Entry Dr Grent said that C, an apothecary of Ivy Bridge, had given a vomit to Miles Matthews, a man in the Earl of Salisbury's service. The apothecary Mathews was to be summoned as a witness.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
7 Jan 1631
Entry C denied having given an emetic to Henry (SIC) Mathews.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Dr Grent and Mr Mathews to be summoned [as witnesses?].
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1