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LORRETT, William

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

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William LORRETT

Biography

Name William LORRETT (LERRETT)
Gender Male
Period of medical practice 1612-1632
Address Charterhouse Lane 1622
Other notes Accused 1622. Deferred.

Known London address

Charterhouse Lane
Date 1622

Censorial hearings

22 March 1622
Entry L, of Charterhouse Lane, was accused by Katherin Pade and Thomas Briggs, servants to Mr Willson, vintner, of having given John Allett (Willson's boy) a drink which caused spit and then flux. Dr Winston had then been called, but the boy had died, 'and all yis for a wrinche on ye knee'. L said the boy had palsy. L had been at sea for 10 years. He cited Pertius, hydropique coachmaker, as a cure. The President said that a laundress made pills for L. His drink was 'crocus metallarum made of antimonie and mitre, ye saltpeter evaporated'; his pills were cochiae.
Initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint friend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Deferred.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1