NOTT, John

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

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Name John NOTT (KNOTT)
Gender Male
Primary occupation medical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. BSC 1605-14)
Period of medical practice 1602-1628
Other notes Accused 1612 1617-8. Fined, imprisoned, prohibited. Several ?relns in BSC. ?=543?

Censorial hearings

13 Nov 1612
Entry Dr Gulson complained that N, surgeon, had treated Henry Blande of St George's Lane with drinks and elect[uary?] for 'the newe disease', causing diarrhoea, pain, hickocke and 'paraliticall disposition'.
Initiator of the complaint college member
Action taken See next.
Number of crimes 1
4 Dec 1612
Entry N was brought by the servant of the Marshal. He said he was neither doctor nor graduate, knew no Latin, and had only broken down stones in the bladder. He denied many charges on Mr Kinge, Henry Blande Mr Harden et al, except for the stone, wch he claimed he could dissolve, and fevers, wch he cured by external means. The whole case was examined. Later Mrs Alaways, wife of a tailor in Rosemary Lane.
Attitude of the accused denied
Action taken Fined £14 and imprisoned.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £14 and imprisoned
Number of crimes 4
25 Nov 1617
Entry Margaret Williamson, fruiterer, complained that N had sold her drinks for 3s., had said her spleen had entered her lungs, and had examined her urine. N had been warned, but 'came not'.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Failed to appear.
Number of crimes 1
9 Jan 1618
Entry N appeared and said he dealt only in surgery. He was questioned on the place of the spleen. Anne Fludd corroborated Mrs Wilkinson's statement. He was reported also to use alchemy and Dr Giffard asked him about it. His replies were 'all impertenent or ignorant'. He had bragged of an elixir to a knight, but it was plain lead. He confessed to purging the knight with dia pruni simlicis, 1 XI.
Action taken Fined £5 and prohibited. Son-in-law, Michael Plunkett, stood surety
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £5 and prohibited. Bond for abstention
Number of crimes 2