BUTLER, Mary

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'BUTLER, Mary', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17287 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Mary BUTLER

Biography

NameMary BUTLER
GenderFemale
Period of medical practice1623-1647
AddressFenchurch St 1633. Mark Lane 1637.
Other notesIn trouble 1633 & 1637. ??Wife of William BUTLER qv 137??

Known London address

Fenchurch Street
WardLangborne
Date1633
Mark Lane
ParishSt Olave Hart Street
WardTower (Street)
Date1637

Censorial hearings

17 Jan 1634
EntryB, of Fenchurch Street, was reported as a practitioner. She was said to have treated a woman for the dead palsy for £10, and to have sued the woman for her fee.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
7 July 1637
EntryB, of Mark Lane, was accused by Mrs Ellyson of Wapping of treating her for 100s. plus 100s. if cured. B admitted giving dictander, maydenheyre & alehoofe, treacle. Said she had learnt of a fellow, & had been authorised by Endymion Porter & Sergeant Clowes. Said she had the King's authority for cases of convulsion or fits (not true, apparently). Admitted treating Jane Williams for 1.5 years and (*) continuing to treat Richards, shipwright, directing Whittet, surgeon of Cruchat Friers, to let blood. Fee 100s. 100s. on cure.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action takenFined £15 and sent to Newgate.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £15 and sent to Newgate prison
Number of crimes3


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