SAUL, ?James or Jacob

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

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?James or Jacob SAUL


Gender Male
Primary occupation medical physician (MD) (Physician to EI. Surgeon. BSC 1569-1601.)
Period of medical practice 1581-1607
Place of birth Burgoman, Holland
Date of death Jun 1607
Address S Helens Bpsgate 1564-1607.SJames Clerkenwell 1598
Other notes Accused 1591. Complained of, 1599 & 1604. See Goodall 1684. PAPEN (perhaps PAPIUS 559) is his servant. Not Venn. MD may be a fraud (not Innes-Smith)?

Known London address

St Helens Bishopsgate
Parish St Helen Bishopsgate
Ward Bishopsgate (Within & Without)
Date 1564-1607
St James Clerkenwell
Date 1598

Censorial hearings

5 Feb 1591
Entry Jacob Saule [among others] was to be asked to appear at the next Comitia.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken To be summoned to the next Comitia.
22 July 1591
Entry S appeared and confessed to practising among friends. He promised to desist.
Action taken S was forbidden to practise. He promised to desist.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Forbidden to practise and promised to desist
5 Nov 1591
Entry S was summoned.
Attitude of the accused absent
Action taken Summoned.
Verdict case not completed
2 Nov 1599
Entry Complaints were filed against S.
Action taken ?
Verdict case not completed
7 Aug 1604
Entry College wrote letter of complaint about S to Lord Sidney, who was said (by the Q's physician, Dr Browne) to be concerned with the Q's health. S had been taken into her service, but College suspected he was unlearned and a fraud. He had been examined in 1591 and found to know no Latin; ignorant of Galen; claimed MD Leyden but Coll suspected fraud. Had been forbidden in 1591 & not heard of since. S's new learning must have been acquired 'by infusion ... or els by some extraordinary means.' Coll had complained to Huernius at Leyden.
Action taken Letter written to Lord Sidney attacking S.
Verdict guilty
Sentence Letter written to Lord Sidney against S