BURGESS, John (Sen)

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'BURGESS, John (Sen)', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17282 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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John (Sen) BURGESS

Biography

NameJohn (Sen) BURGESS (BIRCHITTUS)
GenderMale
Primary occupationnon-medical clergyman (Physician (MPD). Puritan preacher. Rector. Lecturer.)
Period of medical practice1602-1635
Place of birthEngland (Peterborough)
Date of birth1561
Date of death1635
Address[Practised in Isleworth, Middlesex, 1611-17, and in Sutton Coldfield 1617-35.]
Other notesBA MA Cantab MD Leyden. Warned 1612. [Son = JB Junior.]

Censorial hearings

m Palm Sun 1612
EntryB, a clergyman, appeared and was told of the Statutes. He claimed no authority, but had applied to be examined. He was told that nobody in orders could be licensed. He replied that he wd go on treating his existing patients.
Action takenMatter postponed. See next.
16 Oct 1612
EntryPresident said that he had met B and forbidden him to practise. B had said that he would not, and that he would leave London at the first opportunity. But it was reported that he had previously practised with Dr Rawlins at Mr Bennet's house in Cheapside.
Attitude of the accuseddefiant
Action takenForbidden to practise. ?See next.
Verdictguilty
SentenceForbidden to practise
Number of crimes1
22 Dec 1612
EntryB, first a priest and now a physician, was discussed.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken? [had already been forbidden to practise. Nothing new now?]


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