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

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Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. Freeman of Surgeons. Master SA 1648-9)
Period of medical practice 1603-1652
Place of birth England (?Coventry, Warwickshire)
Date of death 1652
Address Tower Street 1613-4. Tower Hill 1620
Other notes Accused 1613. Blamed brother John (623, q.v.). Outcome?

Known London address

Tower Street
Parish Tower Liberty = St Peter ad Vincula (in the Bailey)
Ward Tower (Street)
Date 1613-4
Tower Hill
Parish Tower Liberty = St Peter ad Vincula (in the Bailey)
Ward Tower (Street)
Date 1620

Censorial hearings

15 Dec 1613
Entry R, apothecary of Tower Street, had been apprenticed for 7 years in Coventry and had later become a freeman of the Surgeons. The Censors had found prescriptions at his shop on 26 Nov 1613. R claimed that they were from Dr Pattison. Then he blamed his brother, John R (qv, 623).
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused informed on other practitioners
Action taken To reappear with his brother.
14 Jan 1614
Entry R and his brother, 'ignorant apothecaries', were charged.
Action taken Charged.
Verdict case not completed