FREAKE, Richard

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

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Richard FREAKE


Name Richard FREAKE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary's servant (i.e. apprentice))
Period of medical practice 1621-1641
Other notes Trouble 7 Jan 1631. Instructions from his master by word of mouth and not in writing. Had changed masters (Southerton to Thomas) - why?

Censorial hearings

7 Jan 1631
Entry F, 'servaunte to Mr. Thomas Apothecarye' and ex-servant to Mr. Sotherton, was asked 'what phisicke hee gave to one Mr. Monye, while hee served Mr. Sotherton'. He said he did not know Mr. M, but had 'made manye Medcynes at his saide Masters appointment ... his Master givinge him directions by word of mouth, not by writinge'. He admitted giving physic to 'one Benskin, whoe laye at one Chafers in Mughill Street', but 'hee neuer made Medcyne but by his Masters direction.'
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed