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

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'BERNADINUS, Philip', in Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database, (London, 2004) pp. . British History Online [accessed 1 March 2024]

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Gender Male
Primary occupation non-medical (Merchant??)
Period of medical practice 1598-1618
Place of birth Italian
Address near Tower and Tower Hill 1608
Other notes Trouble 1608. Knows SAPORANUS 651 & FLEMING 273 (Italian merchants) qqv.

Known London address

near Tower and Tower Hill
Parish Tower Liberty = St Peter ad Vincula (in the Bailey)
Ward Tower (Street)
Date 1608

Censorial hearings

25 July 1608
Entry B claimed to be only the middle man, handing over 'archi-catharticum' left by SAPORANUS 651 & FLEMING 273 (qv) at his house, to those who asked for it. Denied bringing it into England for profit. Said that 50 paper charms he had had been passed to him by a merchant. Confessed to giving one dose to a patient near the Tower. Said that most of these charges concerned 'a certain absent servant'.
Action taken Bound for £40 to attend next time with charms, `a-c' & 2 servants.
Number of crimes 3
5 Aug 1608
Entry SAPORANUS 651 & FLEMING 273, the Italian merchants, appeared but B was not with them. They brought 41 doses of cathartic & charms.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Postponed because of the absence of B. See below.
Number of crimes 1
12 Aug 1608
Entry B appeared with SAPORANUS 651 & FLEMING 273, and confessed to selling the cathartic. Said that the man of Tower Hill greatly benefited from the dose. Said that if he had distributed those 50 doses, another thousand or two would have had to be imported.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Fined £20 and imprisoned till he paid.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £20 and imprisoned till he paid it
Number of crimes 1