HILL, 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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'HILL, George', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17537 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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George HILL

Biography

NameGeorge HILL
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical empiric (Empiric. King's servant 1631.)
Period of medical practice1617-1648
Other notesTrouble 1627-38. Many important men support him. Connived at (not really ELRCP) 1631.

Censorial hearings

2 March 1627
EntryA letter supporting H was received from the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Pembroke, the Earl of Montgomery, the Earl of Dorset and Sir Thomas Morgan. A reply was drafted saying that the College would show H all the favour consistent with their oath and honour. Letter given [??to H??].
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenLetter written in reply.
7 March 1634
EntryH was accused of using medicines on Neeve of Walbroke, including 'Magisterye of Pearle'. Benjamin Richards corroborated this.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
22 Dec 1634
EntryDr. Winston 'complayneth of Mr. Shepheard and Mr. Hill and desyreth to have them cited to the Colledge, as also Dr. Anthonye.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?To be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
17 Feb 1637
Entry'Mr. President commaunded that Hill of Aldersgate should be summoned to make his appearance at the Colledge the next meeting.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned to the next meeting.
Verdictcase not completed
9 Feb 1638
EntryA letter from Lord Holland on behalf of H, an 'empiric', was read. It was agreed that Dr Winston and Dr Hodson should visit Lord Holland. (They subsequently did, and he gave the College a free hand in dealing with H.)
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenDeputation sent to Lord Holland.
Verdictcase not completed
3 July 1640
Entry'Mr. Phige apothecary was questioned for practizinge upon the body of Mrs. Ganocke. hee put of all to D. Staines, D. Gurden and Mr. Hill, affirminge what was done, was by ther directions.'
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
6 April 1627
EntryH was examined but found unfit.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenExamined and rejected.
Verdictguilty
SentenceNone
7 Jan 1631
EntryH to be summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
4 Feb 1631
EntryA letter on H's behalf was received from Lord Justice Richardson. H was to be examined again.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenTo be examined.
11 Feb 1631
EntryPresident told H to beware of consorting with quacks, and to ask the College's advice in serious cases. H to be examined after 1 year.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenSort of provisional licence / connivance for 1 year.
25 June 1631
EntryH was to be summoned so that he might pay the College an allowance.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenTo be summoned to pay fee.
16 Feb 1632
EntryH to be summoned.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenTo be summoned [presumably in order to be examined as arranged].
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo become a College member?
5 July 1633
EntryHumfrey BEVEN was accused of giving physic to Mrs. Lane and getting it from Mr. Hill. But 'Mr. Hill being called did acknowledge that Beven fetcht a medecyne from him, which was made with torrifyed Rhubarbe and mithridate dissolued in possett ale; but hee nether knewe the Woman, nor the desease, for Beuin tould him shee had no Feaver.' [The medicine killed her.]
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action takenMatter referred to the Courte of Justice.
Verdictguilty
SentenceMatter referred to the Courte of Justice
6 Dec 1633
EntryH was reminded of the favour the College had shown him, and warned not to be disrespectful. He paid a £20 fine.
Action takenFined £20.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £20


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