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

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'PORDAGE, John', in Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640 Database, (London, 2004) pp. . British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/london-physicians/1550-1640/pordage-john [accessed 24 April 2024]

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Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (Practitioner of physic. Deacon. Chaplain to Lady Vere 1638.)
Period of medical practice 1627-1648
Address Barbican 1637
Other notes Accused 1637. Came for examination Jan 1638 but had been made chaplain so couldn't be L.

Known London address

Parish St Giles without Cripplegate
Ward Cripplegate (Within & Without)
Date 1637

Censorial hearings

9 June 1637
Entry Edward Woodfine produced recipes of powders which P, of Barbican, had given him. W said they were harmful. P was said to be a pretended doctor of physic. P not present, so deferred.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To appear.
Verdict case not completed
Number of crimes 1
10 Jan 1638
Entry William TRIGGE 746, accused of killing a woman with dropsy by opening her belly, 'excused himself that what he did was done in the presence and with the assistance of a Physition, viz. Mr. Pordage.'
Initiator of the complaint other medical practitioner
Action taken ?None to P.
26 Jan 1638
Entry P came for examination, but confessed that he'd been made a deacon and was chaplain to Lady Vere. So he could not be licensed.
Attitude of the accused asked for College membership
Action taken License refused because he was a clergyman.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Not licensed, so to abstain