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JENKINS, Roger

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Roger JENKINS

Biography

Name Roger JENKINS (JENKINSON)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Member of Weavers Co (orig.). Surgeon. BSC (free 1602). Warden BSC 1608)
Period of medical practice 1586-1617
Place of birth England (of Burcott (1604))
Address ?Brittain Street 1611 (house belonging to Barts)
Other notes Trouble 1596-1607. Lawsuit 1601-2 (fine reduced). Uroscopist. Episcopal licence 1607. See Bloom & James & BSC cards.
Medical specialities Uroscopy

Known London address

Brittain Street 1611 (?) (house bel to Barts)
Parish St Botolph without Aldersgate
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1611

Censorial hearings

13 July 1596
Entry J, a surgeon, denied practice.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken To reappear.
26 June 1600
Entry J appeared, accused of malpractice by some doctors. Refused. Matter deferred because accusers were absent. J made accusations against BESSE, apothecary (80, qv) and MOORE (523, qv).
Initiator of the complaint college member
Second initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Deferred till accusers should be present.
Verdict case not completed
5 July 1600
Entry J, with FENTON and Mr MARTIN, had dissected the corpse of Mr LUKE. He gave evidence of the cause of death (whitewash).
Action taken None.
7 Nov 1600
Entry J was warned.
Action taken Warned.
Verdict case not completed
22 Dec 1600
Entry J was accused of practice by Dr Lister and others. They alleged that he had treated Mrs Hilton and had given her his "filiolae" and some medicine. They also said he had taken fees for inspecting urine etc. J said that he customarily showed medicines to his patients, 'ad morbi causeum tollendam', but no purges. His replies were frivolous and ridiculous.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Deferred to another time. Prohibited from all practice meanwhile.
Number of crimes 1
31 July 1601
Entry J denied practising. There was no full proof so he was sent away with a warning.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Warned and dismissed.
Verdict not proven
6 Nov 1601
Entry J confessed that he had given a mild purgative to Cock, a fuller, on the advice of Dr Fryer, and other purgatives to poor people with ulcers, etc. 'He declared that he would exercise the art of healing when need arose. It was decided to invoke the law against him.'
Action taken To be prosecuted at law.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To be prosecuted at law
Number of crimes 1
8 April 1602
Entry Comitia met to hear J & READ (621)'s account of their release from prison. They had complained to the Lord Chief Justice, Sir John Popham, who had issued a writ CORPUS CUM CAUSA. They had been freed and P was to hear their case in his house. Censors were sent to the hearing. J confessed to practice, said he had thought it legal - surgeons often used medicines. P upheld the College in everything.
Action taken Lord Chief Justice found J guilty and sent him back to prison.
30 April 1602
Entry On Popham's petition, one-third of J's £20 fine was returned.
Action taken One-third of fine remitted.
23 Sep 1602
Entry Starr testified that J had given a sleeping draught.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
3 Aug 1604
Entry Dr Moundeford named J's recent patients. J confessed that he had given purges and other medicines. Questioned about the potion he had at his house at Barcott and sold, he said he had sold only 4 pints & would sell no more. He would accept punishment if he transgressed. He served the Lord Chamberlain.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Prohibited from practice. No fine till Lord Chamberlain consulted.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Prohibited from practice. College to consult the Ld Chancellor
6 Aug 1596
Entry J appeared and denied practice. But it was established that he had continually practised, and had admitted all those who brought urine. He had cured a baker in Ironmonger Lane (etc.).
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Fined 20s. and bound over not to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 20s. and bound over not to practise
7 Aug 1604
Entry Dr Moundeford & Dr Browne visited the Lord Chancellor about J. He listened to the complaint and undertook to hand J over if he committed future offences.
Action taken J released into custody of Lord Chancellor (or Chamberlain) ?
6 Feb 1605
Entry J appeared again. He was admonished, and departed.
Action taken Warned and dismissed.
3 July 1607
Entry J was accused by Dr Pope.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
1 Oct 1596
Entry J was summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Summoned to appear.
3 Dec 1596
Entry J appeared and denied practice. He gave promises not to.
Action taken ?
4 March 1597
Entry J appeared and was charged by Dr Atkins with practising in three homes. He denied the charge.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Deferred.
12 Aug 1597
Entry J was charged with recent practice and denied it. He gave a bond of £40 against future practice. He was warned to keep to surgery.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Warned. Bond taken for £40 against future practice.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Bond for £40 to abstain
24 Nov 1598
Entry Jenkins, the surgeon, appeared on a charge of practising; but he forthwith denied that he had done so. He was warned to conduct himself honourably and according to the laws of the Kingdom. Thus he was dismissed on this occasion.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken J was warned and dismissed.
Verdict case not completed
16 March 1599
Entry Herne and Jenkins had been warned by the Beadle to attend on this day, but they were not present. They were to be summoned again for the next Comitia.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken J was to be summoned again.
2 April 1599
Entry J was charged by Dr Lister and confessed. He had used a purgative diet for the French disease. Fined 50s. and to give bond of £40 on pain of prison.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Fined 50s. and ?previous bond of £40 forfeit, or prison.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 50s. and ?previous bond of £40 forfeit, or prison
Number of crimes 1