KENNIX, Margaret


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'KENNIX, Margaret', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Margaret KENNIX


NameMargaret KENNIX (KEMYS)
Period of medical practice1571-1585
Place of birthForeign
Date of death?1585 [old1581]
AddressSeacole Lane 1581. ??Colchester 1587
Other notesInquired into, 1581 (see Goodall 316-9). Mentioned in Jonson's "The Alchemist" III.2.

Known London address

Seacole Lane
ParishSt Sepulchre without Newgate
WardFaringdon Without

Censorial hearings

19 Dec 1581
Entry'In this Comitia the letter was read from that famous man, Francis Walsingham, on behalf of a certain ignorant foreign woman called Margaret Kennix living in Seacole Lane. After this was read, there was much discussion as to the course of action to be pursued: it was decided that some one should be chosen to send the reply from the College explaining more fully and respectfully our case. Therefore Dr. Marbeck was charged to write the reply by the following Friday.'
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenDr Marbeck to write in reply to Walsingham. See next.
22 Dec 1581
Entry'The reply to the honourable man Sir Francis Walsingham which the President and Fellows had asked Doctor Marbeck to write by the next Comitia was read publicly: and with the change of one word only it was approved unanimously. It was arranged that it should be sent by Doctor Giffard the President, Dr. Smith Cantab., Baronsdale, Marbeck and Hector [Nones].'
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenK still banned; letter & deputation to Walsingham saying so.
SentenceBanned from practice

KEN, Matthew
KERTON, Leonard