BERRY, Richard

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Richard BERRY


Name Richard BERRY (BERRIE)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (Physician)
Period of medical practice 1608-1651
Place of birth England (of Lincolnshire (?Lincoln))
Date of birth c. 1590
Date of death 1651
Address Fleet Street 1624 1626
Other notes Trouble 1618-26. BA MA ?BM Oxon 1618 MD Padua 1620. Suspected Papist 1624 (Gee). Rich but large debts. Raach.

Known London address

Fleet Street
Parish St Bride Fleet Street
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1624-6

Censorial hearings

Oct 1618
Entry Accused of giving laudanum for smallpox. Denied it but said that he approved of laudanum in cases of decline. Of Lincoln [?College], at Oxford University, had been recommended for baccalaureate in medicine there by Dr Cleyton.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Fined 30s. Refused to pay. President deferred his imprisonment.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined 30s.
Number of crimes 1
4 Dec 1618
Entry Asked College to overlook the fine.
Action taken [Request refused.] B paid his fine.
29 March 1626
Entry B of Fleet Street in list of suspected Papist doctors.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken None (but see below).
Verdict case not completed
7 April 1626
Entry Accused by Goulston of practice on Mr Turrints and on Bishop. Confessed, but said (a) he had been licensed in 1619 through Dr Cleyton, (b) he had received no fee for his practice.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken Dismissed.
Number of crimes 2