BARKER, William


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'BARKER, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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William BARKER


NameWilliam BARKER
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician at Charterhouse Hosp 1617. Q Anne's physician 1617??)
Period of medical practice1599-1623
Place of birthLondon (Of London; son of Thomas Barker, 52)
Date of birthc. 1580
Date of deathafter 1623
Address?London 1601-23, Salop 1623-. ?St Mary the Virgin Alderm 1635.
Other notesOxford 159?3 BA 1597 MA 1599 MB MD 1607 (incorp Ca 1609). Trouble 1611-23 (?). Various BSC ?ancestors/relns. Father may have been orig. from Bristol.

Known London address

St Mary the V Aldermary (?)
ParishSt Mary Aldermary
WardCordwainer Street

Censorial hearings

6 Nov 1612
EntryAppeared and answered that he thought that Oxford University (of wch he was MD) had given him authority to practise anywhere.
Attitude of the accusedmade an excuse
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
23 May 1623
EntryDr Barker of Oxford who had been summoned appeared: the President asked him by what right he practised medicine here. 'He sayd as a Doctor of ye vniversitie and vnless he be dispensed with for his othe there, he can or will not here comme to be examined, but confesseth practise here yis ten yeares and hopes to have as good as some of vs.'
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed

BARKER, Thomas
BARLOW, Edward