COOKE, Thomas


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'COOKE, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Thomas COOKE


Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary. ?Author of treatise 1665?)
Period of medical practice1621-1649
Other notesIn trouble 17 Jan 1634, 6 June 1634, - 1638. NOT same as 200 Thomas Cooke, surgeon. Father of 183 Robert Cooke.

Known London address

Fetter Lane
WardFaringdon Without

Censorial hearings

17 Jan 1634
EntryC and Henry HOLLAND (400, qv), apothecaries, called out to Dr BRUART in the street and asked by what authority physicians now made physic. They said making physic was their prerogative.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
26 Jan 1638
EntryAnne Marsh, wife of Bennet Finch, complained that C's pills had killed her mother, Mary Whitehorne.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
6 June 1634
Entry'Dr. Wright is to bee cited against fridaye next: as also Dr. Clarke and Mr. Cooke are to bee cited concerning him.'
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be cited (?as witness).
Verdictcase not completed
4 July 1634
Entry[Apothbiz.] Apossecary. [Warden of the SA.]
9 July 1634
Entry[Apothbiz.] Apossecary 2.
18 Oct 1634
EntryC, apothecary, was reconciled to the College.
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Action taken?
5 June 1635
EntryC, apothecary, asked the President if he was 'discommuned' (=banned, boycotted).
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Action takenDeferred. See next.
12 June 1635
EntryC, apothecary, had asked the President if he was 'discommuned'. Dr Ridgeley said that C's people had adulterated medicines. Dr Clarke agreed.
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Action taken?Again deferred?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
25 June 1635
Entry[Apothbiz.] In list of boycotted apothecaries.
Action takenDiscommuned (boycotted).
22 Sep 1637
EntryC appeared, charged with sending pills to Mrs Whithorne of Brode Street. His remembrance was that he'd given them to her husband in 1626 on the authority of a doctor. He denied malpractice. Also charged with 'sophisticating' sugared roses with vitriol. Confessed to this, but said only lemon juice had been added, and it had been done by his son (183, qv), who had learnt it from Job Weale, apoth.
Action takenFirst charge to be further proved.
Number of crimes2

COOKE, Robert
COOKE, Thomas