JORDEN, Edward


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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


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Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. Author. Candidate for Physician to Bart's 1603. Natural philosopher)
Period of medical practice1591-1633
Place of birthEngland (High Halden, Kent (father was of Cranbrook, Kent, by 1580))
Date of birthc. 1565
Date of death7 Jan 1633
AddressSt Helen's Bishopsgate 1596-1600. Practised Bath until 1633
Other notesCa 1580 BA 1583 MA 1586 MD Padua c1591. LRCP 1595 FRCP 1597. Died Bath, bur Abbey Church. ?Oxon. Raach p.221.

Known London address

St Helen's Bishopsgate
ParishSt Helen Bishopsgate
WardBishopsgate (Within & Without)

College membership

Date of BA1583
Date of MA1586
Medical education (university)Italy (Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Venice)
Date became Licentiate07/11/1595
Date became Fellow22/12/1597
Date of Fellowship1597-1632
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesCa 1580. MD Padua c1591
Date of birthc.1565
Date of death7 Jan 1633

Censorial hearings

20 June 1595
EntryCHETLEY (159, qv), apothecary, said he had had Dr J's advice to give his patient Thomas Gwin a clyster and a potion. But Dr J said he had not given a prescription but had only suggested the clyster, and had recommended a potion of Diascordium (which was not what C had given).
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action taken? (See next.)
4 July 1595
EntryJ was examined and was granted verbal authority to practise provided that he read Galen's DE TEMPERAMENTIS, DE ELEMENTIS [ex Hippocrates.], DE [NATURALIBUS] FACULTATIBUS, DE [CAUSIS] MORBORUM, DE SYMPTOMATUM CAUSIS, DE SYMPTOMATUM DIFFERENTIIS, DE LOCIS AFFECTIS, before Michaelmas.
Action takenConnived at pro temp. To read Galen and reappear.
7 Nov 1595
EntryJ, MD of Padua, was examined on Galen, which he had been asked to read. His performance was exemplary. He was permitted to practice upon payment of 4 marks p.a.
Action takenEither LRCP or CRCP - not clear which.
22 Dec 1597
EntryJ, of Kent, MD Padua for 6 years, was made a Fellow.
Action takenFRCP.

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