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WHITE, Francis

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

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Francis WHITE

Biography

Name Francis WHITE
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary. Free of SA 1633)
Period of medical practice 1628-1649
Date of birth c.1612
Address Holborn Conduit 1638 1640. Lambes Conduit (=H)1639
Other notes Accused 1638-9. Servant of Christopher MATHEWS (510) 1632??

Known London address

Holborn Conduit
Parish St Andrew Holborn
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1638-40
Lambes Conduit
Parish St Andrew Holborn
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1639

Censorial hearings

28 May 1632
Entry W, a servant of the apothecary MATHEWS, was involved in the great Lane poisoning case. Hearing that a bolus delivered by his fellow-servant CROMWELL was suspect, he fetched it away, and opening it found sublimate [of mercury] in it. He showed it to C, who followed him home & asked him to throw the bolus away; but he refused.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?None.
30 May 1632
Entry Francis BANISTER of Bedford, giving evidence in the great Lane poisoning case, said that 'Francis the Apothecaryes man, comming thither one thursdaye morning, Mr. Banister caused him to taste the bolus of which he presently complayned; and that night both the Apothecaryes men came and shewed him the Sublimat in it, by which both their mouthes weare distasted'.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?None.
Verdict case not completed
22 Dec 1638
Entry W, apothecary of Holborn Conduitt, was accused.
Action taken ?
5 July 1639
Entry Dorethy Banton of St Olive's complained that W, apothecary of Lambe's Conduit, had failed to cure her for 40s. (& £3 when cured). Mr Banton entered a bond to pay £3 for his cure and was imprisoned for non-payment even though there was no cure! W said that the medicine had been given under Dr Mulcter, Dr Hinton and Dr Catcher. He showed their bills and would not release B when the President asked.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Action taken ?
Number of crimes 1
12 July 1639
Entry Mrs Banton was told that the College could not recall B's bond. But the College threatened W with a lawsuit.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Action taken College threatened to take W to law.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1