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

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'PHOENIX, Jane', in Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database, (London, 2004) pp. . British History Online [accessed 22 April 2024]

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Gender Female
Marital status Married 1612 (Wife (husband absconded) 1612, 1613)
Primary occupation non-medical (Wife of absconder)
Period of medical practice 1602-1623
Other notes Charged 1612-3. Blamed her absent husband. Cf 566 Thomas PATTENSON.

Censorial hearings

12 June 1612
Entry P was brought by a constable, but the matter was deferred because the two Censors were absent. Her neighbour promised that P would reappear.
Action taken To reappear.
25 June 1612
Entry P was charged and examined (see E).
Action taken Dismissed.
3 July 1612
Entry Sparrow, the guarantor of P, was to be told that she must reappear.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To reappear.
6 Nov 1612
Entry A record concerning Mrs. Phoenix is given in the Book of Examinations for this day: she was threatened by the President with imprisonment and a fine of 5 l., but she was forbidden to practise in future and so he sent the old woman away.
Action taken Warned, forbidden to practise and dismissed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise on pain of £5 fine and prison
2 July 1613
Entry Dr Pattison charged P with having treated Mrs Coles of Colman Street. P blamed all on her husband, who had 'long since' left for Lisbon.
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1