LYON, Susan

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

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Susan LYON


Name Susan LYON
Gender Female
Marital status Married 16** (Wife of William Reeve, A (before RCP involvement), pre-1632. Husband: medical apothecary, Apothecary)
Marital status (subsequent) Married 1632 (Wife of William Lyon, A but 'no Artist', ?=398, 1632. Husband: medical apothecary, Apothecary)
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary (Widow of Apothecary William Reeve, wife of apothecary William Lyon. Still keeps shop.))
Period of medical practice 1622-1642
Place of birth London (b London (of Dutch parents))
Address Aldgate Street, within the city walls (1617); Limestreet Ward (1618)
Other notes Second husband = 499 William LYON qv. Forbidden to make medicine 1632. First husband Dutch, from Van Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves - alive & advising Lady Townshend in 1619.

Censorial hearings

16 Feb 1632
Entry L, born in London of Dutch parents, was the ex-wife of William Reeve, apothecary, and now the wife of William Lyon, 'no Artist'. She still kept her apothecary's shop with one apprentice (who had earlier been with Mr BELL, qv, 75) and made medicines, e.g. to BOET's prescriptions (qv, 96) and to Mrs Holiday's.
Action taken L was forbidden and her man was summoned to appear (see next).
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise as an apothecary