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SHEPHERD, 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 SHEPHERD

Biography

Name William SHEPHERD (SHEPARD, SHEPEARDE, SHEPHEARDE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. ?BSC 1605-6. Actor. Empiric)
Period of medical practice 1598-1648
Other notes In trouble 1608-38. Sometimes fined. Refused a Licence 1627 but had a sort of EL by 1638.
Medical specialities Madness (+GP)

Censorial hearings

7 Aug 1601
Entry [Collbiz.]
24 Jan 1617
Entry Theophila Daye said that Margery HILL (396, qv) and S had treated a child for the itch, giving mercury water, with 'grevious accidents'.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
9 Jan 1618
Entry S to be summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
4 Oct 1622
Entry It was decided that these quacks should be summoned for ill practice: ... Shepard ...
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
16 Feb 1627
Entry S wished to settle. He 'confessed that he had been exhorted by Day to agree to join the others and oppose the College and that with Butler'. He asked for a licence for practice on the insane and offered to pay £20 fine and an annual sum. This was refused. He then asked if the College would connive at his practice.
Action taken No LRCP. Offer of £20 plus annual sum refused. Connivance?
Verdict guilty
Sentence Rejected as LRCP
16 May 1628
Entry Crooke accused S of practice on a servant of the Bishop of London.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
4 March 1631
Entry Crooke accused S of treating Dagges.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
25 June 1631
Entry Dr Hodgson charged S with practice on the widow of Ratcliffe.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
16 Dec 1631
Entry Crooke accused S of giving Mary Barton a clyster and an electuary.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
13 April 1632
Entry S complained of the apothecary SOUTHERTON (690, qv) for giving a bill to Sir Edmund Sckorye. Dr Raven then accused S [of something].
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused informed on other practitioners
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
22 Dec 1634
Entry S appeared, accused of practice on Mrs Johnson and Mr Berisford. He confessed, but said that SANDERS 648, TURNER ?752 and KIRTON 458 were all involved in the cases.
Action taken To reappear, and to abstain from practice meanwhile.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 2
5 Aug 1608
Entry S, recently an actor, appeared. There was insufficient evidence and he was to reappear in September.
Action taken To reappear in September.
Verdict case not completed
12 Oct 1638
Entry S was rebuked for practising on madmen without a doctor (which his permission from the College had stipulated he must use). He promised better conduct.
Action taken Promised to consult Fellows in the future.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Rebuked and promised to submit in future
6 Oct 1609
Entry S was forbidden and fined 40s.
Action taken Fined 40s. and forbidden to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 40s. and forbidden to practise
3 Nov 1609
Entry S paid 40s.
Action taken Paid his fine of 40s.
9 Feb 1610
Entry S failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear.
9 March 1610
Entry S failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear.
1 Oct 1610
Entry For the College's action, see E.
Action taken ? (See E.)
1 Feb 1611
Entry See E.
Action taken Fined £5 and imprisoned. See E.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5 and imprisoned
13 Jan 1615
Entry S was brought by the marshal and confessed that he was a quack practising on mad people. The President questioned him on madness and the burning of humours which he claimed was involved in it. S cited Leonnellus Fauentinus. He admitted having treated the wife of John Newbery, chandler, by manacling her - but having failed to cure her despite fee of £10. He was ordered to retire but, fearing prison, escaped.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?Ordered to retire
Verdict guilty
Sentence To abstain (?)
Number of crimes 1