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SOUTHERTON, John

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

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John SOUTHERTON

Biography

Name John SOUTHERTON (SOTHERTON)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. Warden SA. Master 1646. ??BSC 1638??)
Period of medical practice 1620-1650
Date of death 1650
Address by Cripplegate 1640
Other notes Accused 1630 (4 charges). To be sued for fine 1631. Accused again 1632.

Known London address

by Cripplegate
Ward Cripplegate (Within & Without)
Date 1640

Censorial hearings

4 June 1630
Entry S, apothecary, was charged with practice on Thomas Benskin, but he produced prescriptions from Dr Bredwell and Dr Smith.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Dismissed.
Verdict innocent
Number of crimes 1
13 April 1632
Entry SHEPHEARD (668, qv) complained of the bill which S had given to Sir Edmond Sckorye. (He presented the said bill.)
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
2 May 1634
Entry Robert Elderton, accused of practice on Francis Bromlye, 'sayeth that hee did it by Dr. John Turners consent and direction and sayeth that Mr. Sotherton hath the bill ... Hee also gave phisicke to Elizabeth Tindall, namelye pills of Cochie as hee thincks by Dr. Turners direction and that Mr. Sotherton hath the bill'.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?None.
Verdict case not completed
5 Nov 1630
Entry Fisher, surgeon, showed a written complaint against S. Fuller charged S with cutting a vein and administering a clyster. John Mony said that S had given him a purge.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaint patient
Third initiator of the complaint patient
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 3
12 Nov 1630
Entry S denied all practice.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Fuller and Mony (accusers) to reappear.
Number of crimes 2
19 Nov 1630
Entry S brought Dr Thomand, who admitted prescribing for Fuller.
Action taken S to reappear with Mony (accuser).
Number of crimes 1
26 Nov 1630
Entry S was charged with boasting of his medical skill to Mr Lee, a wine seller of Cripplegate, and of giving a purge to Mony.
Action taken To reappear with Dr Ridgeley, Dr Thomand and Mr Greene.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 2
3 Dec 1630
Entry William Tole accused S.
Initiator of the complaint person unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken ? (See next?)
7 Jan 1631
Entry Richard Freake, ex-servant of S, said that he knew nothing of the medicine given to Mony, but that he had made many medicines for S under verbal directions. He said that S gave medicine to Benskin in Mughill (?) Street.
Action taken ?
11 Feb 1631
Entry S was questioned about his fine and said that he could not pay.
Action taken ?Fined (or had been fined last time).
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined (said he could not pay; to be sued at law)
3 June 1631
Entry S appeared. To be sued in the Court of Exchequer.
Action taken To be sued at law.