BOWDEN, Thomas

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 barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. BSC 1635-40)
Period of medical practice 1621-1663
Date of death Apr 1663
Address Thomas the Apostle 1637-63. St Mary Aldermanbury 1632-6.
Other notes Trouble 1631. See Bloom & James 29-31. Had 12 children and 2 wives.

Known London address

St Thomas the Apostle
Parish St Thomas the Apostle
Ward Vintry
Date 1637-63
St Mary Aldermanbury
Parish St Mary Aldermanbury
Ward Cripplegate (Within & Without)
Date 1632-6

Censorial hearings

17 June 1631
Entry B, a surgeon, admitted having given medicine to Leache (med. obtained from the apothecary John FLUDD 278, q.v.) for 'a running of the reins' caused by a fall. B had diagnosed pox & given 3 purges for it in 1629-1630. Query (from whom?) 'whether wee maye committ for practize done two or three yeares before, being now first complayned of'.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
21 June 1631
Entry B again admitted ordering medicines (verbally) from FLUDD for Leach. Censors said that Leach's case was not one of gonorrhea, but strain caused by his fall.
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
25 June 1631
Entry B was interdicted with FLUDD.
Action taken B interdicted.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Interdicted
9 July 1631
Entry Notice of the interdict on John Fludd and Thomas Bowden was to be given to each Fellow and Licentiate by the Beadle.
Action taken Interdicted (=banned).