DELAUNE, William or Guillaume

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

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William or Guillaume DELAUNE


Name William or Guillaume DELAUNE (DE LAUNE, DE LAWNE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (Physician. Professor of theology 1582. Clergyman 1582. Author)
Period of medical practice 1574-1611
Place of birth France
Date of birth 1530
Date of death Feb 1611
Address St Annes in the Blackfriars 1599 (Rye 1574)
Other notes Not to practise till Licentiate 1582. LRCP Dec 1582. Poor, and bad payer. Ca 1583 (no degree). Father of 214. Birken thesis.

Known London address

St Anne's in the Blackfriars, Faringdon w/o ward
Parish St Anne Blackfriars
Ward Faringdon Within
Date 1599
St Anne's in the Blackfriars, Faringdon w/o ward
Parish St Anne Blackfriars
Ward Faringdon Within
Date 1610

College membership

Medical education (university) Montpellier
Date of MD not known
Degree incorporated into Cambridge University Yes
Date became Licentiate 22/12/1582
In trouble before membership Yes
In trouble after membership Yes
Other notes Montpellier degree(s)? Ca 1583
Date of birth 1530
Date of death Feb 1611

Censorial hearings

7 Dec 1582
Entry D, a French Professor of Theology, was prohibited from practising medicine in the future, unless he obtained a licence from the College. He confessed to unlicensed practice & was asked to reappear.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken To abstain until licensed. To reappear.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To abstain until licensed. To reappear.
22 Dec 1582
Entry D, 52 years old, clergyman, physician and refugee, presented a petition. Had a large family to support, & only hope of doing so was by medical practice. Had studied medicine for 8 years at Paris and Montpellier, under Duret & Rondelet. As priest, had practised medicine for 24 years among his neighbours & the poor. Asked for permission to practise and presented a letter of recomm'n from Consistory.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Licensed to practise upon payment of £3 p.a.
21 July 1583
Entry D was asked for 20s.
Action taken Asked for 20s.
14 May 1585
Entry D appeared. It was again claimed that he should pay £3 p.a.
Action taken D to pay £3 p.a.
7 Nov 1589
Entry D to pay his arrears.
Action taken To pay arrears.
7 Dec 1592
Entry D petitioned for a relaxation of his annual payments.
Action taken College insisted D should pay his arrears, but wd consider his case
15 Feb 1594
Entry D's annual fee was reduced to 36s. 8d. p.a.
Action taken Annual fee reduced.