COTTON, Lawrence


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'COTTON, Lawrence', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Lawrence COTTON


NameLawrence COTTON (COTTEN)
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. BSC 1605-38)
Period of medical practice1623-1643
Other notesCantab lic to pract med & surg 1629. Accused 1633. See Bloom & James. Servant punished for libel 1628.

Known London address

St Stephen's Coleman Street
ParishSt Stephen Coleman Street
WardColeman Street

Censorial hearings

1 March 1633
EntryC denied practice and said that Dr READE had prescribed for the clysters, juleps and laudanum pills that C had given Mr Trott.
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
5 April 1633
EntryJeames Ashman, a baker of Trinity Lane, said that C had given him medicine for wasting reines after he had been to BUTLER 136 (qv). C had given him pills and clysters, agreed for 40s., and had then offered to cure him for £5, of which he'd had 50s. A had later called Dr Reade, as he was left with pains and weakness.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1

COURT, Mistress