GRIFFIN, Rose

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'GRIFFIN, Rose', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17489 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Rose GRIFFIN

Biography

NameRose GRIFFIN
GenderFemale
Primary occupationmedical empiric (Empiric)
Period of medical practice1596-1617
AddressFetter Lane 1606
Other notesIn trouble 1606-7. Could be wife or reln of 4 surgeons called Griffin.

Known London address

Fetter Lane
WardFaringdon Without
Date1606

Censorial hearings

22 Dec 1606
EntryG, of Fetter Lane, was charged by Helena Piers of Fetter Lane with bad practice on P and many other pregnant women, whom G had weakened with vomits and purges. G confessed to making and giving 'lozenges of antimony and pulvis sanctus, and a cathartic potion of sarsparilla, senna, hermodactyl, &c.'.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
9 Jan 1607
EntryHelena Piers brought the names of many whom G had treated, countersigned by John Fitzwilliam. G did not deny this, but said she had harmed none, helped many, e.g. Mr Greives. Asked as to her medicines, she mentioned pulvis sanctus, antimony, &c., and an ointment used for morbus wch she bought from Mr Harris, apothecary.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenSee next.
6 March 1607
EntryG failed to answer the summons.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenImprisoned, but soon released and excused fine.
Verdictguilty
SentenceImprisoned and fined. Soon released and excused the fine


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