KENNIX, Margaret

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Margaret KENNIX


Name Margaret KENNIX (KEMYS)
Gender Female
Period of medical practice 1571-1585
Place of birth Foreign
Date of death ?1585 [old1581]
Address Seacole Lane 1581. ??Colchester 1587
Other notes Inquired into, 1581 (see Goodall 316-9). Mentioned in Jonson's "The Alchemist" III.2.

Known London address

Seacole Lane
Parish St Sepulchre without Newgate
Ward Faringdon Without
Date 1581

Censorial hearings

19 Dec 1581
Entry 'In this Comitia the letter was read from that famous man, Francis Walsingham, on behalf of a certain ignorant foreign woman called Margaret Kennix living in Seacole Lane. After this was read, there was much discussion as to the course of action to be pursued: it was decided that some one should be chosen to send the reply from the College explaining more fully and respectfully our case. Therefore Dr. Marbeck was charged to write the reply by the following Friday.'
Attitude of the accused absent
Pressure applied by College yes
Action taken Dr Marbeck to write in reply to Walsingham. See next.
22 Dec 1581
Entry 'The reply to the honourable man Sir Francis Walsingham which the President and Fellows had asked Doctor Marbeck to write by the next Comitia was read publicly: and with the change of one word only it was approved unanimously. It was arranged that it should be sent by Doctor Giffard the President, Dr. Smith Cantab., Baronsdale, Marbeck and Hector [Nones].'
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken K still banned; letter & deputation to Walsingham saying so.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Banned from practice