KELWAY, Nicholas

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

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Nicholas KELWAY


Gender Male
Primary occupation medical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1597-1608 (highup))
Period of medical practice 1585-1608
Date of death 1608
Other notes In trouble 1595-6. Elderly in 1599. ?Reln of Simon Kellwaye author?

Censorial hearings

17 Oct 1595
Entry K appeared. There was a delay because of a letter on his behalf from Mr Owen the Justiciar.
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Deferred. See next.
7 Nov 1595
Entry Kelway [among other inexperienced practitioners] was summoned to the next Comitia.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken K was summoned to the next Comitia.
22 Dec 1595
Entry Two censors and Dr D'Oylie were to see Judge Owen and defend their psition about K.
Action taken College to argue case with Judge Owen.
Verdict case not completed
7 May 1596
Entry K appeared and confessed that he had applied an ointment, externally & per anum, to Worcall, a tailor suffering from severe paralysis from swelling of the feet. (He had also given a potion of Guiacum & Senna, and powdered root of bryony & laurel.) W's wife said that K had also given 1 pill of mercury. W had vomited profusely, his tongue swelled, his teeth fell out & he continually salivated. K had disparaged the advice of a doctor. He denied that his ointment contained mercury, but tests showed that it did.
Initiator of the complaint spouse of the patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken ?
Verdict guilty
Sentence ?
Number of crimes 1
3 Dec 1596
Entry K was summoned but was not present.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Summoned, failed to appear.
Verdict case not completed