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GOODWIN, Henry

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

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Henry GOODWIN

Biography

Name Henry GOODWIN
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1600-08. Sorcerer/wizard. Physician)
Period of medical practice 1590-1617
Address Crooked Lane 1600
Other notes Accused 1600. Let off 1601. Imprisoned 1602. Banned BSC 1605. No-show 1607.

Known London address

Crooked Lane
Parish St Michael Crooked Lane (Candlewick Street)
Ward Candlewick Street
Date 1600

Censorial hearings

7 March 1600
Entry Francis Thompson complained against G, alias Wizard, of Crooked Lane.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken G to appear.
Number of crimes 1
2 May 1600
Entry G appeared to answer objections against him.
Action taken ?
7 Nov 1600
Entry Goodwin of Crooked Lane [among others] was to be summoned to the next Comitia.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned to the next Comitia.
9 Jan 1601
Entry G appeared with witnesses to prove that he had healed many people. He denied practising medicine, though he admitted giving gruel, ointments and mint water as a mild purge. College found him to be a member of the lower classes and very needy, so they did not punish him.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Forbidden to practise and dismissed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise
19 Feb 1602
Entry G confessed that he had frequently prescribed 'a purgative diet'.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Imprisoned
4 Dec 1607
Entry Godwin was summoned but did not appear: this was the first time that he had been summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
5 Feb 1608
Entry Goodwin, summoned for the third time, failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
19 Feb 1608
Entry Godwin ['Goodwin' in the margin] had been summoned for this day, but did not appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed