BRYERS, Margaret

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

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Margaret BRYERS


Name Margaret BRYERS
Gender Female
Marital status Widowed 1609 (?Widow of a BS? 1609. Husband: medical barber-surgeon)
Primary occupation medical empiric (Empiric)
Period of medical practice 1599-1615
Date of death soon after 1615
Other notes Trouble 1609 & 1615.

Censorial hearings

3 Nov 1609
Entry B was fined £5 and imprisoned.
Action taken Fined £5 and imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5 and imprisoned
8 Sep 1615
Entry B, 'an aged quack, with a long face', confessed to having given many sudorifics for the French pox, and ointments, plasters, potions and even extreme unction, both on her own and with 'other surgeons'. It was decided to hold her to her bond of 8 Nov 1609 - so her guarantors had to pay a fine of 20s. (10s. to the College, 5s. to the Marshal's servant, 5s. to the Beadle).
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Her previous bond of 20s. seized.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Previous bond of 20s. seized as fine