HOLLAND, Robert

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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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'HOLLAND, Robert', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17552 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Robert HOLLAND

Biography

NameRobert HOLLAND
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary)
Period of medical practice1613-1643
Date of death1643
AddressFenchurch Street 1623 1631 1640
Other notesTrouble 1623-37. See Underwood 276-8 & passim. See Barrett. ?NOT the same as 400 Henry Holland, apothecary of Wood Street.

Known London address

Wood Street
Date1622
Fenchurch Street
WardLangborne
Date1623
Fenchurch Street
WardLangborne
Date1631
Fenchurch Street
WardLangborne
Date1640

Censorial hearings

m Palm Sun 1623
EntrySAUNDERS (qv, 648) reported that Mrs Nokes of Wapping, a midwife, had obtained julep and cordials from Holland in Fan Church Street, and had given them to Mrs Southen of Wapping.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
28 March 1629
EntryH appeared and asked to be licensed. However, he was found guilty of 'much slackness' and dismissed.
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action takenRequest refused - not licensed. Dismissed.
Verdictguilty
SentenceDismissed
22 Dec 1629
EntryH paid £5 fine, the judgement on him was rescinded and he was 'received into the favour of the College'.
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Action takenForgiven and taken into favour on payment of £5 fine.
Verdictcase not completed
23 Sep 1631
EntryH, apothecary of Fenchurch Street, was said by Dr HODSON to have given medicine to Mr Thackroe.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
25 June 1633
EntryDr Hamaeus said that H let blood.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
23 Dec 1633
EntryH denied combining with BUGGS (130, qv) against the College, but admitted having made medicines after his return from abroad last Michaelmas - e.g. for Mr Blande.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
18 Oct 1634
EntryThe President asked if H was suspended. He was told that he was not.
Action taken?
5 Nov 1634
EntryDr SPICER said that H in Fanchurche street 'prefers Dr Buggs stranglye'.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenSPICER to supply particulars.
Verdictcase not completed
25 June 1635
Entry[Apothbiz.] In list of boycotted apothecaries.
Action takenDiscommuned (boycotted).
3 July 1635
Entry'Robert Holland Apothecarye dwelling in Fanechurche street is to bee cited.'
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
20 Oct 1637
EntryCensors visited H's shop and found bills from 'empiric and ignorant mountbanks', diaphoenicon and catholicon mixed, and 'a mingled invention of spiritus T and tincture of Castoreum' (not done according to the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis). These were destroyed.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Third initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenBad drugs destroyed. (H to appear.)
1 Sep 1626
EntryH was accused by Henry Leck, gardener, but brought Dr Spicer's bill and witnesses.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action taken? [Presumably vindicated.]
Number of crimes1
26 Oct 1637
EntryH appeared. He was reminded of his promise of better conduct. Shown a bill of BUGGS's found in his shop, he could not read it in true Latin.
Action taken?
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned
7 Sep 1627
EntryH was accused of giving 21 pills to Mr Edward Gill of Cheape. He denied it and was dismissed.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDismissed.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
2 Nov 1627
EntryH, called Henry Holland erroneously (according to a note in the margin of the next entry), was charged by Dr Clarke and Dr Saunders with practice in the case of the late Mr Buffield, of Mr Haslewood's son, of Mr Gardiner, of John Hide and of one Throckmorton. H was ordered to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenOrdered to appear.
Number of crimes5
22 Nov 1627
EntryH appeared and was accused by Dr Goulston, Dr Spicer, Dr Saunders and (especially) Dr Clarke of malpractice and of passing himself off as a physician. His defence was inept and all the 21 Fellows present undertook to boycott him.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Third initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenTo reappear.
7 Dec 1627
EntryH was gravely charged by Dr Saunders and others.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenFined £5 and to be imprisoned unless he paid it.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £5 and to be imprisoned unless/until he paid
m S Thomas 1627
EntryH to be interdicted.
Action takenTo be banned (interdicted).
1 Feb 1628
EntryH confessed giving rose aloe pills to one Gells of Cheapside, and a powder to a boy.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken? (See next?)
Number of crimes2
7 April 1628
EntryH appeared and denied the charges. Dr Raven affirmed against him.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed


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