BEVEN, Humfrye


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'BEVEN, Humfrye', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Humfrye BEVEN


NameHumfrye BEVEN (BEVENS)
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (?Apothecary. Chymist & ex-servant of Mr Hill (?Apothecary))
Period of medical practice1621-1643
AddressMoor Lane 1633
Other notesTrouble 1631 and 1633.

Known London address

Moor Lane
ParishSt Giles without Cripplegate
WardCripplegate (Within & Without)

Censorial hearings

3 June 1631
Entry'Dr. Spicer complayneth that one Beuens Mr. Hills man that was, gave a vomitt to Mr. Roystons daughter of Hacknye; in the tyme of her vomiting she fell into Convulsions and died. Mr. Royston her father will be his accuser.'
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
5 July 1633
EntryB of Moore Lane, a Chymist, was accused of killing Mrs Lane by bad practice. Denied he had given her physic, or had any medicine from Mr Hill. Then said he'd given Mrs Lane snacke weed & mithridate. Mr Hill said B had fetched a medicine (*) from him and had given it to Mrs Lane on a knife's point, whereupon she voided bloodclots upward. Next day her gums were black; she died 'spitting and spawling'.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action takenNot a fit matter for the Censors. Referred to the Court of Justice
SentenceReferred to the Court of Justice with President's support
Number of crimes1

BETON, David
BEWTER, Robert