DAVIS, Mistress

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

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Mistress DAVIS


Name Mistress DAVIS
Gender Female
Marital status Widowed 1623 (?Widow of John Davis, BSC 1605?. Husband: medical barber-surgeon)
Primary occupation non-medical (?Surgeon's widow)
Period of medical practice 1613-1637
Address Bush Lane 1624. Limehouse 1627
Other notes Trouble 1623 1624 1627. ?Widow of BSC John Davis 1605?

Known London address

Bush Lane
Ward Walbrook
Date 1624
Date 1627

Censorial hearings

4 April 1623
Entry Dr. Saunders, accused, counter-complained 'of Mrs. Daius and other empeiriques, whereof he promiseth a note in writing, which hereafter folowes.'
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Complained of.
m Palm Sun 1623
Entry SAUNDERS 648 (qv), a Candidate, reported that 'Mr. Bracke a victualer in Leaden Hall Streat', had accused D of fluxing to death a 'felemaker's wife' of St. Toulyes, Sowthwark. S also accused D of giving unction to Mrs. Dally and to Mrs. Moses.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 3
3 Aug 1627
Entry D, of Limehouse, was accused of giving stibium to Ann Ashe and Lady Geeves, who swelled up.
Action taken To reappear.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 2