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

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Name John DRAPER
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical (Potion maker)
Period of medical practice 1601-1627
Other notes Ca 159* BA 1596 ?MA 1599. Trouble 1611-4. LRCP 1617.

College membership

Date of BA 1596
Date of MA 1599
Date became Licentiate 04/07/1617
Offices held 04/07/1617: passed 3rd exam. No mention of admission as LRCP.
In trouble before membership Yes
Other notes Ca 159*

Censorial hearings

11 Jan 1611
Entry D appeared. See E.
Action taken See E.
4 July 1617
Entry Mr John Draper was examined a third time and he was considered to have answered to all, if not appositely, at least not without learning and he was approved a third time.
Action taken Examined and approved.
1 Feb 1611
Entry D was warned, prohibited and dismissed. See E.
Action taken Warned, prohibited and dismissed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned and prohibited.
4 Feb 1614
Entry Mrs. Dorcas Draper, wife of John Draper a potion-maker (philiatrus), appeared to apologise for the non-appearance of her husband who had been summoned. She prommised that he would appear the following week.
Action taken Deferred. See next.
11 Feb 1614
Entry D, BA, appeared after being summoned and replied to the charge of practising as recorded in the Book of Examinations.
Action taken ?See E & see next.
4 March 1614
Entry D, BA and illicit practitioner, appeared following a summons. His defence is recorded in the Book of Examinations.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken ? See E.
Sentence ?
10 Jan 1617
Entry D appeared with a constable and was charged with treating Mr Wiseman for catarrh - W had died of smallpox in 5 days. Also charged for practice on the host of the Blue Boar. Claimed he had treated him with Dr Bonham. Neighbour, Roger James, stood surety. Also charged with recusancy, wch he denied, & said he did not know if his wife was a recusant.
Action taken Prohibited from practice. To reappear.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Prohibited from practice. To reappear (bond taken, surety)
Number of crimes 2
7 March 1617
Entry Mr John Draper asked to be examined but he was advised that he should have come about it before and so he was deferred until the next Censors' day.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken To be examined - see next.
4 April 1617
Entry John Draper of Trinity College, Cambridge, was examined for a Licence and approved for the first time.
Action taken Examined and approved.
6 June 1617
Entry Mr John Draper was examined and approved for the second time.
Action taken Examined and approved.