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 physician (Practitioner in physic)
Period of medical practice 1567-1579
Place of birth Dutch
Address St Nicholas parish, Candlewick Street ward, 1568
Other notes Accused 1569. Showed document (?Lic) from Censors when Francis was President. [?Son Abraham Innes-Smith 208 & Raach?]

Known London address

St Nicholas parish, Candlewick Street ward
Parish St Nicholas Acon (Candlewick Street)
Ward Langborne
Date 1568

Censorial hearings

20 Sep 1570
Entry 'Severinus was asked, in the College by the President and the Censors, by what authority he practised medicine: he replied that he thought he had been authorized by those Censors whose names Dr. Francis when President had written on the document: he confessed to having practised medicine for two years but was sent away till another time so that then he would not be away too long from a dying patient.'
Action taken ?Dismissed unpunished? Or just deferred?
Verdict case not completed