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NAPKIN, Hugh

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

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Hugh NAPKIN

Biography

Name Hugh NAPKIN (NAPKINE, NAPKYN)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. BSC 1623-31)
Period of medical practice 1617-1639
Date of death Sep 1639
Address St Botolph without Ald(ers)gate 1632-9
Other notes Accused 1627 1629. Bloom & James. ?Reln Henry N BSC 1617? (Or is this him?)

Known London address

St Botolph without Aldgate
Parish St Botolph without Aldgate
Ward Portsoken
Date 1632-9

Censorial hearings

3 Feb 1627
Entry An unnamed accuser said that N had given the wife of Jeames Staffesmore, of St Clement Danes, 3 pills for a pain in the head, had incised [her] in three places, then given three more pills. Her face and body had swollen.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
16 Feb 1627
Entry N said he had only given pills to a woman after cutting her hair, and then only on Dr Rhead's advice.
Action taken See next.
2 March 1627
Entry Dr Rhead had written to confirm that the giving of pills was on his advice.
Attitude of the accused made an excuse
Action taken See next.
6 April 1627
Entry Suit to be withdrawn if N paid the charges and abstained from practice in future. Dr Rhead undertook for him.
Action taken Dismissed if he paid charges and abstained in future.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To pay legal charges and abstain in future
16 Jan 1629
Entry N was charged regarding the late Mrs Wale.
Action taken Charged.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1