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HAMMOND, 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 HAMMOND

Biography

Name Richard HAMMOND
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. ?Empiric)
Period of medical practice 1624-1649
Address Windmill Alley 1634. Nr St Mary Hill Southwark '36
Other notes Trouble 1634-9. Killed child 1639.

Known London address

Windmill Alley
Date 1634
near St Mary Hill Southwark
Parish St Saviour's [incl St Mary Magdalen & St Margaret]
Ward Bridge Without
Date 1636

Censorial hearings

6 June 1634
Entry H, a surgeon of Windmill Alley, was to be cited.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be cited.
Verdict case not completed
5 March 1636
Entry John Walton of Gleane Alley, Southwark Street, said that H (of near St Mary Hill, Southwark) gave his child, 9-10 years old, a clyster including a red powder, then Diasatyricon, which killed him.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
20 May 1636
Entry Mary Walton, wife of John Walton of Gleane Alley, said that H, an 'empiric', had killed the child.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken ? (but see next).
Number of crimes 1
3 May 1639
Entry H was accused on the Walton case and confessed giving the clyster. John Walton thought the red powder in it was red mercury.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Fined £5, imprisoned, but released in 3 days without paying.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5, imprisoned, but released in 3 days without paying
Number of crimes 1