KERTON, Leonard

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

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Leonard KERTON


Name Leonard KERTON (KIRTON)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon)
Period of medical practice 1619-1644
Place of birth England (from Bristol (1629))
Other notes Trouble 1629-34. ?Relation of John K, Oxon cards? Ancestor of Nicholas K (apothecary)?

Censorial hearings

25 June 1629
Entry K, surgeon, was accused by Richard Ady, fishmonger, of giving him medicine for the King's evil when he didn't have the disease. K charged 30s. and £4 on completion.
Action taken To reappear with accuser.
Number of crimes 1
3 July 1629
Entry Ady appeared with his wife and servant but K was absent.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear. (See next.)
Number of crimes 1
4 Dec 1629
Entry K, surgeon of Bristol, appeared and was charged by Mrs Ady and her servant Helena Layfall of giving L 4 mercury pills and claiming falsely that she had the French pox. K confessed to giving pills of cinnobar precipitate and beaver's stones for ulcers. This had been free, as the patient was poor, but he'd demanded 40s. from Mrs A when he found they were related. Found not to have prepared L before giving the pill.
Initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Condemned as unlearned (*) and fined 40s. (K paid the fine.)
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 40s. and paid it
Number of crimes 1
4 June 1630
Entry K was charged in his absence.
Action taken Charged.
Verdict case not completed
2 Nov 1633
Entry K was to be cited.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be cited.
Verdict case not completed
m Palm Sun 1634
Entry Dr Gifford, Dr Fludd & Dr Crooke accused K.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken [To appear - see next.]
17 Nov 1634
Entry K was charged with giving Mr Roberts of Fleet Conduit pills which vomited and purged him to death.
Action taken ?
Number of crimes 1
22 Dec 1634
Entry Mr. Shepheard appeared, accused of giving physic to Mr. Berisford. 'hee confesseth hee gave some thinges but sawe him not for a weeke; one a Saturdaye comming to him hee found Kirton ther, whoe gave him purges and a pill in a boxe, Mr. Berisford dyed not sleeping.'
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?None to K.
Verdict case not completed