RUTLAND, Mistress

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

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Mistress RUTLAND


Name Mistress RUTLAND
Gender Female
Primary occupation medical (Superintendent of boys in London hospital)
Period of medical practice 1618-1638
Date of birth ?poss c.1600
Date of death ?poss c.1640
Other notes Accused 1628. ?Wife of William R (A) of St Dionis Backchurch 1618-58?

Censorial hearings

1 Aug 1628
Entry R, superintendent to boys in a London hospital, was charged by James Johnson with giving him medicine for mumps and headache for 30s. R confessed to giving him 7 purges and said she had learned medicine from the late Superintendent.
Initiator of the complaint patient
Attitude of the accused confessed
Action taken Paid the officials' fees and was dismissed.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Dismissed on payment of the officials' fees
Number of crimes 1