RIX, Ellin

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

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Ellin RIX


Name Ellin RIX
Gender Female
Period of medical practice 1611-1632
Address Silver Street 1621
Other notes Accused 1621 1622. Fined & imprisoned.

Known London address

Silver Street
Parish St Olave Silver Street
Ward Aldersgate (Within & Without)
Date 1621

Censorial hearings

22 March 1622
Entry R, of Silver Street, was accused of promising to heal Mrs Jane Lee's son in 14 days, and taking 15s. in advance (45s. to be paid later). Despite purges, he had died. Anne Jenkinson witnessed to this.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
8 July 1622
Entry Jane Lee again accused R regarding L's husband and son. A Mrs Jenkinson had given R 20s. to cure L's son. R had also promised to cure Mr L of a dead palsy and had received £3. R said she only used a diet drink and her own balsam, wch she had used for 20 years, and manna, senna &c. R claimed that Mr L was now well. She was also charged regarding Browne, Mrs Graye, Bowen and White.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken R was fined £5 and imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5 and imprisoned. Released on payment of fine + bond of £20
Number of crimes 6
20 July 1622
Entry R tried to get habeas corpus, but this was refused. One Mery agreed to pay 80s. [on her behalf?] and R paid 20s. She gave a bond of £20 not to practise in future.
Action taken Released on payment of fine. Bond given against future practice.