WALKER, William


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'WALKER, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17904 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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William WALKER


NameWilliam WALKER
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1599-1631, Warden 1628. Haberdasher previously)
Period of medical practice1599-1631
Date of death1622 (??!!)
AddressSt Martin le Grand 1610. St Botolph Aldersgate 1608 1622
Other notesExamined 1610. Accused 1620 (deferred).

Known London address

St Martin le Grand
ParishSt Leonard Foster Lane
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)
St Botolph Aldersgate
ParishSt Botolph without Aldersgate
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)
St Botolph Aldersgate
ParishSt Botolph without Aldersgate
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)

Censorial hearings

5 Oct 1610
EntryW, surgeon, was examined. See E.
Action takenExamined. See E.
9 Nov 1610
EntryW, surgeon, appeared. See E.
Action takenSee E.
Verdictcase not completed
2 June 1620
EntryMr Morton accused W of treating one Jenkinson at Mr Archer's house, whom Dr Moore and Dr Chancey had refused. W had given pills and let blood, and J had died. W denied this, saying that he only let blood at Dr Moore's wish, and that J had the plague. Dr Clement charged W with practice on one Hopkins, which W also denied.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenTo reappear.
Number of crimes2
7 July 1620
EntryW was charged with giving pills and opening a vein. He confessed to 'external' blooding by Dr Moore's advice, and giving a conserve of red roses.
Action takenDeferred.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1

WALKER, George