BRYERS, Margaret

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'BRYERS, Margaret', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17279 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Margaret BRYERS

Biography

NameMargaret BRYERS
GenderFemale
Marital statusWidowed 1609 (?Widow of a BS? 1609. Husband: medical barber-surgeon)
Primary occupationmedical empiric (Empiric)
Period of medical practice1599-1615
Date of deathsoon after 1615
Other notesTrouble 1609 & 1615.

Censorial hearings

3 Nov 1609
EntryB was fined £5 and imprisoned.
Action takenFined £5 and imprisoned.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £5 and imprisoned
8 Sep 1615
EntryB, 'an aged quack, with a long face', confessed to having given many sudorifics for the French pox, and ointments, plasters, potions and even extreme unction, both on her own and with 'other surgeons'. It was decided to hold her to her bond of 8 Nov 1609 - so her guarantors had to pay a fine of 20s. (10s. to the College, 5s. to the Marshal's servant, 5s. to the Beadle).
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenHer previous bond of 20s. seized.
Verdictguilty
SentencePrevious bond of 20s. seized as fine


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