BERRY, Richard


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'BERRY, Richard', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Richard BERRY


NameRichard BERRY (BERRIE)
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician)
Period of medical practice1608-1651
Place of birthEngland (of Lincolnshire (?Lincoln))
Date of birthc. 1590
Date of death1651
AddressFleet Street 1624 1626
Other notesTrouble 1618-26. BA MA ?BM Oxon 1618 MD Padua 1620. Suspected Papist 1624 (Gee). Rich but large debts. Raach.

Known London address

Fleet Street
ParishSt Bride Fleet Street
WardFaringdon Without

Censorial hearings

Oct 1618
EntryAccused of giving laudanum for smallpox. Denied it but said that he approved of laudanum in cases of decline. Of Lincoln [?College], at Oxford University, had been recommended for baccalaureate in medicine there by Dr Cleyton.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenFined 30s. Refused to pay. President deferred his imprisonment.
SentenceFined 30s.
Number of crimes1
4 Dec 1618
EntryAsked College to overlook the fine.
Action taken[Request refused.] B paid his fine.
29 March 1626
EntryB of Fleet Street in list of suspected Papist doctors.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenNone (but see below).
Verdictcase not completed
7 April 1626
EntryAccused by Goulston of practice on Mr Turrints and on Bishop. Confessed, but said (a) he had been licensed in 1619 through Dr Cleyton, (b) he had received no fee for his practice.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenDismissed.
Number of crimes2

BESSE, William