BARTON, Christopher

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'BARTON, Christopher', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17214 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Christopher BARTON

Biography

NameChristopher BARTON
GenderMale
Primary occupationnon-medical (Weaver)
Period of medical practice1629-1649
Place of birthLondon (Son of William Barton of St Botolph's Bishopsgate)
AddressShoreditch 1639
Other notesTrouble 1639.

Known London address

Shoreditch
Date1639

Censorial hearings

2 Aug 1639
EntryB, a weaver of Shoreditch, son of William B of St Botolph Bishopsgate, was accused by John ?Comstherlow of undertaking to cure C's cough for 5s. C said B gave only white wine and sugar. Also accused by Jane Saman of taking 3s. but failing to cure her.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Second initiator of the complaintpatient
Action takenDeferred. See below.
Number of crimes2
?6 Sep 1639
EntryAccused by (1) Richard Palyday of Alderman (sic), (2) Michael Knight of St Botolph Aldgate, (3) Ann Moore of Whitechapel, (4) Jane Bigg. B said his cures were by hand, not by medicines, and the wine he prescribed was just 'som-what to take'. Patrick Linsey, servant to Mr Maul, said he was cured of gout by B's touch.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Second initiator of the complaintpatient
Third initiator of the complaintpatient
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenFined £20 and imprisoned until the President released him.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £20 and imprisoned
Number of crimes4


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