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FORSTER, James

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

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James FORSTER

Biography

Name James FORSTER (FORBISSHER, FORESTER, FORRESTER, FOURESTIER)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (university education) (Physician. Clergyman 1585. Author (theology, logic & medicine). Distiller?)
Period of medical practice 1589-1611
Place of birth England (b Cambridge)
Date of birth 1561
Date of death 1622 or later
Address ?Blackfriars 1594? Mavis-Enderby Lincs 1606-22
Other notes Ca 1576 BA 1580 MA 1583. Trouble 1592-9. Arrested as separatist 1590. Indicted 1593. Chaplain to Earl of Lincoln.

Known London address

Blackfriars (?)
Parish St Anne Blackfriars
Ward Faringdon Within
Date 1594

Censorial hearings

7 Dec 1592
Entry JF, MA Cantab and a minister of Religion who confessed that he had practised medicine here in London for three years appeared. He was examined but his replies were absurd and inadequate. He said he was unaware of our laws and customs and for that reason he suggested that he should not be punished. He was forbidden to practise in future: if he did otherwise he would be fined for his previous practice.
Action taken F was forbidden to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise on pain of fine
23 Aug 1614
Entry A charge was reported by Dr Argent against F, a theologian.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed