Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database. Originally published by Centre for Metropolitan History, London, 2004.

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Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (Practitioner of physic)
Period of medical practice 1602-1638
Date of birth before 1587
Date of death after 1628
Other notes Trouble 1612 1628 (?). Who/what is Baron Barley? Kind of court? or person?
Medical specialities Women's diseases (?)

Censorial hearings

5 Feb 1613
Entry Accused by Thomas Brown, apothecary, of ill practice.
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken See E.
Sentence ?
Number of crimes 1
14 April 1626
Entry Warned to substantiate his claim to be a doctor by letters testimonial.
Action taken Warned to have credentials ready.
Verdict case not completed
7 April 1628
Entry Mrs. More, a 'respectable matron', accused B. of over-purging her daughter, causing bleeding and nearly causing death.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Action taken See below.
Number of crimes 1
16 May 1628
Entry Mr Moore (clerk) & his wife accused B. of bad practice on their daughter, who had died. They brought a careful account with witnesses' names, and wanted to take legal action through Baron Barley themselves. B. was 'a physician' recommended by women; bear's foot was one of his medicines. Dr Raven confirmed the case history.
Initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Second initiator of the complaint relative of the patient
Third initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken B. condemned for bad pract, but cd not be punished in his absence.
Verdict guilty
Sentence None - absent
Number of crimes 1