PRETMERO, John Baptist

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John Baptist PRETMERO


Gender Male
Primary occupation medical apothecary (Apothecary and distiller. Physician 1583.)
Period of medical practice 1571-1594
Place of birth Italian
Address St Margaret Patten (Billingsgate) 1571. Tower Ward 1583.
Other notes Trouble 1581-4 (?). Cf John BAPTIST the elder: Engl 1525, deniz 1541, of Venice, prof unknown.

Known London address

St Margaret Patten
Parish St Margaret Pattens
Ward Billingsgate
Date 1571
Tower ward
Parish Tower Liberty = St Peter ad Vincula (in the Bailey)
Ward Tower (Street)
Date 1583

Censorial hearings

21 Dec 1571?
Entry 'Baptista, an Italian apothecary, was forbidden to practise medicine: he obediently pledged himself not to do so in future.'
Action taken Forbidden to practise.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise
3 Nov 1581
Entry 'It was decided that before next Christmas Baptista should pay £6 13s. 4d. to Dr. Baronsdale, Censor, for the use of the College.'
Action taken Fined £6 13s 4d.
22 Dec 1581
Entry 'The President stated that he had received £6 13s. 4d. from [blank] Baptista which he should have paid Dr. Baronsdale on account of his fine as explained in the Comitia held on 3 November.'
Action taken None.
27 Nov 1582
Entry 'It was decided that Baptista who appeared then should come again on the following Monday to pay then his fine of £10 in cash and similarly on the feast of the Purification of Mary he should pay £10; but if he refused, he should be imprisoned because of malpractices.'
Action taken Fined £20 in two instalments; to be imprisoned if he did not pay.
3 Dec 1582
Entry 'Baptist appeared following the decision of the previous Comitia. Regarding him it was decided that he should pay £5 in present money, and that afterwards he should give his bond for £5 to be paid at the following feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary when he should present himself in the College, and that either he should pay £10 on the following St. John the Baptist's Day or if he refused he should receive corporal punishment according to the Judgement of the College.'
Action taken To pay £5 now & £15 in later instalments, or corporal punishment.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Fined £20 on pain of prison / corporal punishment
Michaelmas 1583
Entry Baptista owed £10 in arrears, to be paid in two instalments: £6 13s. 4d. at the Annunciation of the BVM and £3 6s. 8d. at the next St. John the Baptist's day (Annals II p. 22).
Action taken To pay arrears (membership / connivance fees).
5 Feb 1585
Entry Baptista appeared and it was decided that on the following Annunciation of the Virgin Mary he should pay the Treasurer, Dr. Baronsdale, 6l. 13s. 4d. as a fine.
Action taken Fined £6 13s 4d (membership / connivance fee?).
4 Feb 1586
Entry It was decided that Baptista should pay on the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary a fine of 8l. to Dr. Baronsdale for the use of the College.
Action taken To pay £8 fine (membership / connivance fee?).