LYON, Susan


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'LYON, Susan', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Susan LYON


NameSusan LYON
Marital statusMarried 16** (Wife of William Reeve, A (before RCP involvement), pre-1632. Husband: medical apothecary, Apothecary)
Marital status (subsequent)Married 1632 (Wife of William Lyon, A but 'no Artist', ?=398, 1632. Husband: medical apothecary, Apothecary)
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary (Widow of Apothecary William Reeve, wife of apothecary William Lyon. Still keeps shop.))
Period of medical practice1622-1642
Place of birthLondon (b London (of Dutch parents))
AddressAldgate Street, within the city walls (1617); Limestreet Ward (1618)
Other notesSecond husband = 499 William LYON qv. Forbidden to make medicine 1632. First husband Dutch, from Van Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves - alive & advising Lady Townshend in 1619.

Censorial hearings

16 Feb 1632
EntryL, born in London of Dutch parents, was the ex-wife of William Reeve, apothecary, and now the wife of William Lyon, 'no Artist'. She still kept her apothecary's shop with one apprentice (who had earlier been with Mr BELL, qv, 75) and made medicines, e.g. to BOET's prescriptions (qv, 96) and to Mrs Holiday's.
Action takenL was forbidden and her man was summoned to appear (see next).
SentenceForbidden to practise as an apothecary

LYON, William