HAUGHTON, George

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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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'HAUGHTON, George', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17521 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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George HAUGHTON

Biography

NameGeorge HAUGHTON (HAWTON, HOUGHTON)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary)
Period of medical practice1612-1657
Date of death1657
AddressBy the Stocks 1640. ?Son St Mary Woolchurch Haw 63
Other notesTrouble 1622-34. Seems to have killed 2 patients. Litigation. Archbishop's Lic 1637 (Raach p.216).

Known London address

by the Stocks
ParishSt Christopher le Stocks
WardBroad Street
Date1640
St Mary Woolchurch Haw (?)
ParishSt Mary Woolchurch
WardWalbrook
Date1663

Censorial hearings

15 Nov 1622
EntryH, apothecary, confessed that he had given 15 pills of masticine to Robert Roe, lawyer, but said that Dr Rhead had approved them. Roe had been over-purged by the pills, had wondered whether to summon Dr Argent, & had died of dysentery and haemorrhoids. Poisoning suspected. The Censors could not prove anything against H because H was bound in a higher court.
Action takenDeferred.
Number of crimes1
8 June 1632
EntryH appeared, accused of treating John Smith for a bladder ulcer by giving him 'mercurial medicaments' for salivation, then a purge &c. H confessed and was warned.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenWarned.
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned
Number of crimes1
2 May 1634
EntryIt was reported that H had treated a patient under two bills of Dr Read for £10.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
4 July 1634
Entry[Apothbiz.] Apossecary.
28 Aug 1634
EntryLuke Fawnes, brother of Zachary Fawnes, said that H had given Lac Sulphuris to ZF for 5s. and that on taking the third dose ZF had fallen into a fever and had eventually died. Dr Alston corroborated F's account.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
30 Aug 1634
EntryH appeared and confessed to having given Lac Sulphuris, but said that it was not intended as physic.
Action takenFined £20 and imprisoned in Newgate.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £20 and imprisoned in Newgate
Number of crimes1
1 Sep 1634
Entry'Wheras Mr. Haughton pretends hee is to furnishe Chests for some shipps, Mr. President doth think fitt, that those Chests should bee searched: as also the East India Companye are to bee informed that itt is fitt, that their Chests which they send with phisicke and Surgerye stuffe should bee searched by the Censors.'
Action takenChests of medicaments provided by H to be searched.
30 Sep 1634
EntryThe process of H's action against John Morecrofte was to be registered in the Annals.
Action takenFacts to be entered in the Annals.
6 Oct 1634
EntryH had been imprisoned in Newgate until he paid a fine of £20. He had escaped, and the College now wrote to the Keeper of Newgate, Mr. Leighton, demanding £40 (double his fine) for this negligence, quoting 'the statute of the first of Queene Mary' to this effect, and threatening to take him to law if he did not pay.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Third initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenNone to H. (But see next.)
17 Nov 1634
EntryThe Lords committed H until he could be put on bail to answer the College.
Action taken?Reimprisoned pending bail.
5 June 1635
EntryMr. Richard Chalenor complained of the death of Nicholas Chalenor. He said that when NC fell sick, 'George Haughton caryed the sicke mans water to Dr. Buggs', who then treated NC.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
29 Nov 1622
EntryH said that Dr Argent had approved his treatment, but Argent said that the pills might have contained poison.
Action takenDeferred.
Number of crimes1
25 June 1635
Entry[Apothbiz.] In list of boycotted apothecaries.
Action takenDiscommuned (boycotted).
6 Dec 1622
EntryCensors sent a judgement to the Judges of England, saying that nothing could be proved about poison in the pills.
Action takenJudgement sent to law courts.
Number of crimes1
19 Dec 1622
EntryJohn HIDE (qv), servant of Mr. Whetlye, said that HANTON used to intercept the bills which SAVERYE sent to WHETLYE.
Action taken?
4 April 1623
EntryH was fined 40s. for giving pills.
Action takenFined 40s.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 40s.
Number of crimes1
16 May 1623
EntryH was fined 40s. in his absence.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenFined 40s. though absent.
Number of crimes1
7 Feb 1628
EntryH appeared and complained of threats from a Fellow, and asked if the College was boycotting him. The President said that it was not.
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
4 March 1631
EntryDr Spicer said that H, an apothecary, had treated a young child.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
22 Dec 1631
EntryDIODATI 227 (qv) accused H of practice on Mr Taverner, according to the report of William Tayler, apothecary.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1


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