BOWNE, Robert


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'BOWNE, Robert', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Robert BOWNE


Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Ophthalmic surgeon / oculist.)
Period of medical practice1605-1625
Other notesTrouble 1615. Forbidden by BSC 1614. Admitted BSC 1624. ??Apprentice BSC 1607??
Medical specialitiesEyes

Censorial hearings

27 Oct/3 Nov 15
EntryB, an ophthalmic surgeon, was charged in his absence by certain women with giving internal medicine to a girl suffering with her eyes, whose treatment he had undertaken some weeks before in his own home, but with such little success that Dr. Moundeford's wife was summoned to bring her back to health.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Second initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
10 Nov 1615
EntryB, an oculist, was charged and with the agreement of the President and the Censors was condemned to pay 50s. within fourteen days: which if he did not pay, he would be imprisoned. But he paid on the stated day to the Treasurer through the Registrar.
Action takenFined 50s. To be paid within 14 days, or prison. Paid.
SentenceFined 50s., to be paid within 14 days or prison
Number of crimes1

BOWNE, Peter