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HAUGHTON, George

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

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George HAUGHTON

Biography

Name George HAUGHTON (HAWTON, HOUGHTON)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary)
Period of medical practice 1612-1657
Date of death 1657
Address By the Stocks 1640. ?Son St Mary Woolchurch Haw 63
Other notes Trouble 1622-34. Seems to have killed 2 patients. Litigation. Archbishop's Lic 1637 (Raach p.216).

Known London address

by the Stocks
Parish St Christopher le Stocks
Ward Broad Street
Date 1640
St Mary Woolchurch Haw (?)
Parish St Mary Woolchurch
Ward Walbrook
Date 1663

Censorial hearings

15 Nov 1622
Entry H, apothecary, confessed that he had given 15 pills of masticine to Robert Roe, lawyer, but said that Dr Rhead had approved them. Roe had been over-purged by the pills, had wondered whether to summon Dr Argent, & had died of dysentery and haemorrhoids. Poisoning suspected. The Censors could not prove anything against H because H was bound in a higher court.
Action taken Deferred.
Number of crimes 1
8 June 1632
Entry H appeared, accused of treating John Smith for a bladder ulcer by giving him 'mercurial medicaments' for salivation, then a purge &c. H confessed and was warned.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Warned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Warned
Number of crimes 1
2 May 1634
Entry It was reported that H had treated a patient under two bills of Dr Read for £10.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
4 July 1634
Entry [Apothbiz.] Apossecary.
28 Aug 1634
Entry Luke Fawnes, brother of Zachary Fawnes, said that H had given Lac Sulphuris to ZF for 5s. and that on taking the third dose ZF had fallen into a fever and had eventually died. Dr Alston corroborated F's account.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
30 Aug 1634
Entry H appeared and confessed to having given Lac Sulphuris, but said that it was not intended as physic.
Action taken Fined £20 and imprisoned in Newgate.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £20 and imprisoned in Newgate
Number of crimes 1
1 Sep 1634
Entry 'Wheras Mr. Haughton pretends hee is to furnishe Chests for some shipps, Mr. President doth think fitt, that those Chests should bee searched: as also the East India Companye are to bee informed that itt is fitt, that their Chests which they send with phisicke and Surgerye stuffe should bee searched by the Censors.'
Action taken Chests of medicaments provided by H to be searched.
30 Sep 1634
Entry The process of H's action against John Morecrofte was to be registered in the Annals.
Action taken Facts to be entered in the Annals.
6 Oct 1634
Entry H had been imprisoned in Newgate until he paid a fine of £20. He had escaped, and the College now wrote to the Keeper of Newgate, Mr. Leighton, demanding £40 (double his fine) for this negligence, quoting 'the statute of the first of Queene Mary' to this effect, and threatening to take him to law if he did not pay.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Third initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken None to H. (But see next.)
17 Nov 1634
Entry The Lords committed H until he could be put on bail to answer the College.
Action taken ?Reimprisoned pending bail.
5 June 1635
Entry Mr. Richard Chalenor complained of the death of Nicholas Chalenor. He said that when NC fell sick, 'George Haughton caryed the sicke mans water to Dr. Buggs', who then treated NC.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
29 Nov 1622
Entry H said that Dr Argent had approved his treatment, but Argent said that the pills might have contained poison.
Action taken Deferred.
Number of crimes 1
25 June 1635
Entry [Apothbiz.] In list of boycotted apothecaries.
Action taken Discommuned (boycotted).
6 Dec 1622
Entry Censors sent a judgement to the Judges of England, saying that nothing could be proved about poison in the pills.
Action taken Judgement sent to law courts.
Number of crimes 1
19 Dec 1622
Entry John HIDE (qv), servant of Mr. Whetlye, said that HANTON used to intercept the bills which SAVERYE sent to WHETLYE.
Action taken ?
4 April 1623
Entry H was fined 40s. for giving pills.
Action taken Fined 40s.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 40s.
Number of crimes 1
16 May 1623
Entry H was fined 40s. in his absence.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Fined 40s. though absent.
Number of crimes 1
7 Feb 1628
Entry H appeared and complained of threats from a Fellow, and asked if the College was boycotting him. The President said that it was not.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
4 March 1631
Entry Dr Spicer said that H, an apothecary, had treated a young child.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
22 Dec 1631
Entry DIODATI 227 (qv) accused H of practice on Mr Taverner, according to the report of William Tayler, apothecary.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1