BREDWELL, Stephen (Jun)

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

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Stephen (Jun) BREDWELL


Name Stephen (Jun) BREDWELL (BRADWELL)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (Practitioner of physic)
Period of medical practice 1599-1620
Other notes Son of 114 (? confusion: cd actually be 114). Felon 1609. Had sworn as LRCP (not necessarily been admitted) by 1610. Not in Munk.

College membership

Date became Licentiate / /1610
Offices held Last known entry: 22 Dec 1617. Not in list 1 Jan 1628.
In trouble before membership Yes
Other notes 114 & 115 cd be same man

Censorial hearings

7 Aug 1607
Entry [Collbiz.]
5 Oct 1610
Entry B failed to appear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken ?Deferred till next.
9 Nov 1610
Entry B appeared and refused to reply in Latin, or in English to 'adverse men'. Licentiate's oath and his own submission were read to him. He refused to sign the latter because it was to acknowledge the College's authority. He said that he had denied Sabacus (in his book?) and that he kept no apothecaries. He would not yield.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken Ordered to reappear.
m S Thomas 1610
Entry B brought his own form of submission, in which he described himself as a Fellow. This the College would not accept. He was still recalcitrant.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken Dismissed `with the advice to recover his senses'.
4 Sep 1607
Entry [Collbiz.]
3 Nov 1609
Entry B was charged. He defended himself vigorously.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Deferred to next meeting. See E.
11 Dec 1609
Entry B failed to attend, but sent a servant with four large folio documents.
Action taken Postponed till next meeting.
m S Thomas 1609
Entry B was condemned for slanderous writings against the College, and ordered to make a public declaration of repentance at the next meeting.
Action taken Condemned, ordered to recant in public.
Verdict guilty
Sentence To recant in public
2 April 1610
Entry B appeared, 'very impudent'.
Attitude of the accused defiant
Action taken Ordered to reappear at the next meeting.
m S John B 1610
Entry B confessed on a 'form of submission' to 'my sins' and sought pardon. Sins, unspecified on the form, = making false and unfair statements against the College, making up medicines at home and engaging apothecaries, publishing false medical statements of the Spaniard Sabacus while ignoring Galen, and claiming to be a Fellow.
Action taken B sought the College's pardon
7 Sep 1610
Entry B had repeatedly failed to appear. In his absence, it was agreed to fine him at least £4 for contumacy, the ignorance displayed in his 'small book', and his outburst against the President. He had read and taken the LRCP oath [but had presumably not actually been admitted].
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be fined at least £4.
1 Oct 1610
Entry B had sent a letter, 'written with difficulty in Latin'.
Action taken None. (President & Censors decided to refrain from acting.)