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COKER, Edward

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

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Edward COKER

Biography

Name Edward COKER (COCKER)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary)
Period of medical practice 1590-1620
Address St Caths Place 1600. Black Raven Southwark 1602. St Olafs Street, Long Lane, Southwark 1606.
Other notes Accused 1600-10. See Whittet letter (?confused w Ed. COOKE Master SA?).

Known London address

St Catherine's Place
Parish St Katherine's Hospital (St Katherine at the Tower)
Ward Portsoken
Date 1600
Sign of the Black Raven, Southwark
Ward Bridge Without
Date 1602
St Olaf's Street, Long Lane, Southwark
Parish St Saviour's [incl St Mary Magdalen & St Margaret]
Ward Bridge Without
Date 1606

Censorial hearings

26 June 1600
Entry C, an apothecary of St Catherine's Place, was accused of practising medicine by Margery Pauy.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
6 Aug 1602
Entry C, an apothecary of Southwark at the sign of the Black Raven, was accused by Wynefred Whitamour, who had gone to him for advice and had been given a purgative powder.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken ?See next.
Number of crimes 1
21 Jan 1603
Entry C denied practice. Henry Stephens from St Olaf's parish stood surety for C.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Case was postponed till February. Bond taken ?for £10 (surety).
4 Feb 1603
Entry Joan Clay of Southwark had paid C 2s. for purges and 8d. for medicines for her brother. Also other purges. James Gross had consulted C for syphilis of his sister. C denied all and blamed an old woman now dead.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Convicted, fined £20 and imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £20 and imprisoned
Number of crimes 2
5 Sep 1606
Entry C, of St Olaf's Street, Long Lane, Southwark, was accused by George Cary of illicit and fraudulent practice - had failed to cure Cary after long vomits and purges, then 'harshly' demanded his money. Censors wanted to imprison C, but, on his importunities, agreed to pardon him if he paid 40s. at the next Comitia (he had previously entered into a bond of £10 not to practise).
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused submitted to the College
Action taken Fined 40s. ?Bond of £10 not forfeit?
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 40s. ?Previous bond of £10 not forfeit?
Number of crimes 1
3 July 1607
Entry C was summoned but would not appear.
Action taken Failed to appear.
Verdict case not completed
12 Jan 1610
Entry Failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear.
9 Feb 1610
Entry Failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear.
9 March 1610
Entry C appeared and was dismissed. See E p. 96.
Action taken Dismissed.
Verdict not proven