WHITE, Francis

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'WHITE, Francis', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17925 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Francis WHITE

Biography

NameFrancis WHITE
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary. Free of SA 1633)
Period of medical practice1628-1649
Date of birthc.1612
AddressHolborn Conduit 1638 1640. Lambes Conduit (=H)1639
Other notesAccused 1638-9. Servant of Christopher MATHEWS (510) 1632??

Known London address

Holborn Conduit
ParishSt Andrew Holborn
WardFaringdon Without
Date1638-40
Lambes Conduit
ParishSt Andrew Holborn
WardFaringdon Without
Date1639

Censorial hearings

28 May 1632
EntryW, a servant of the apothecary MATHEWS, was involved in the great Lane poisoning case. Hearing that a bolus delivered by his fellow-servant CROMWELL was suspect, he fetched it away, and opening it found sublimate [of mercury] in it. He showed it to C, who followed him home & asked him to throw the bolus away; but he refused.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action taken?None.
30 May 1632
EntryFrancis BANISTER of Bedford, giving evidence in the great Lane poisoning case, said that 'Francis the Apothecaryes man, comming thither one thursdaye morning, Mr. Banister caused him to taste the bolus of which he presently complayned; and that night both the Apothecaryes men came and shewed him the Sublimat in it, by which both their mouthes weare distasted'.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Second initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action taken?None.
Verdictcase not completed
22 Dec 1638
EntryW, apothecary of Holborn Conduitt, was accused.
Action taken?
5 July 1639
EntryDorethy Banton of St Olive's complained that W, apothecary of Lambe's Conduit, had failed to cure her for 40s. (& £3 when cured). Mr Banton entered a bond to pay £3 for his cure and was imprisoned for non-payment even though there was no cure! W said that the medicine had been given under Dr Mulcter, Dr Hinton and Dr Catcher. He showed their bills and would not release B when the President asked.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action taken?
Number of crimes1
12 July 1639
EntryMrs Banton was told that the College could not recall B's bond. But the College threatened W with a lawsuit.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action takenCollege threatened to take W to law.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1


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