NOT, John


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'NOT, John', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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John NOT


NameJohn NOT
Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic)
Period of medical practice1575-1601
Place of birthEngland (of Kent)
Other notesIn trouble 1585-6. Abroad 1587. Summoned 1591. Walsingham is in his favour. ?=544?

Censorial hearings

5 Feb 1585
EntryN, of Kent, was accused of a 'bold and illegal practice of Medicine'. It was decided to ask him to give a bond to desist, with sufficient pledges of security, and to imprison if he would not.
Action takenTo give bond to desist, or to be imprisoned.
SentenceTo give bond to abstain, on pain of prison
12 Feb 1585
EntryN appeared. Upon the petition of his friends he was fined [only] 20s.
Action takenFined 20s. and strictly forbidden to practise.
17 Sep 1586
EntryN appeared. College decided to release him from prison if he produced guarantors for his future abstention.
Action takenTo be released if he produced guarantors for future abstention.
SentenceImprisoned - to be released on bond to abstain (sureties)
30 Sep 1586
EntryWalsingham sent a letter (dated 28 Sep 1586) on behalf of N, who was still imprisoned. See Goodall p. 320 for text of letter. N was brought from prison, but he was insolent and refused to give a bond not to practise, so was sent back to custody. College replied to Walsingham on 2 Oct 1586 (see Goodall pp. 320-1).
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenSent back to prison until he agreed to give bond.
10 Nov 1587
EntryN had not paid his fines, so he was indicted.
Action takenIndicted for non-payment of fines.
1 Dec 1587
EntryN had gone abroad.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
5 Nov 1591
EntryN was summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenSummoned.
Verdictcase not completed

NORTON, ?John ??Thomas
NOTT, John