DELAUNE, William or Guillaume


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'DELAUNE, William or Guillaume', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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William or Guillaume DELAUNE


NameWilliam or Guillaume DELAUNE (DE LAUNE, DE LAWNE)
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. Professor of theology 1582. Clergyman 1582. Author)
Period of medical practice1574-1611
Place of birthFrance
Date of birth1530
Date of deathFeb 1611
AddressSt Annes in the Blackfriars 1599 (Rye 1574)
Other notesNot to practise till Licentiate 1582. LRCP Dec 1582. Poor, and bad payer. Ca 1583 (no degree). Father of 214. Birken thesis.

Known London address

St Anne's in the Blackfriars, Faringdon w/o ward
ParishSt Anne Blackfriars
WardFaringdon Within
St Anne's in the Blackfriars, Faringdon w/o ward
ParishSt Anne Blackfriars
WardFaringdon Within

College membership

Medical education (university)Montpellier
Date of MDnot known
Degree incorporated into Cambridge UniversityYes
Date became Licentiate22/12/1582
In trouble before membershipYes
In trouble after membershipYes
Other notesMontpellier degree(s)? Ca 1583
Date of birth1530
Date of deathFeb 1611

Censorial hearings

7 Dec 1582
EntryD, a French Professor of Theology, was prohibited from practising medicine in the future, unless he obtained a licence from the College. He confessed to unlicensed practice & was asked to reappear.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenTo abstain until licensed. To reappear.
SentenceTo abstain until licensed. To reappear.
22 Dec 1582
EntryD, 52 years old, clergyman, physician and refugee, presented a petition. Had a large family to support, & only hope of doing so was by medical practice. Had studied medicine for 8 years at Paris and Montpellier, under Duret & Rondelet. As priest, had practised medicine for 24 years among his neighbours & the poor. Asked for permission to practise and presented a letter of recomm'n from Consistory.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenLicensed to practise upon payment of £3 p.a.
21 July 1583
EntryD was asked for 20s.
Action takenAsked for 20s.
14 May 1585
EntryD appeared. It was again claimed that he should pay £3 p.a.
Action takenD to pay £3 p.a.
7 Nov 1589
EntryD to pay his arrears.
Action takenTo pay arrears.
7 Dec 1592
EntryD petitioned for a relaxation of his annual payments.
Action takenCollege insisted D should pay his arrears, but wd consider his case
15 Feb 1594
EntryD's annual fee was reduced to 36s. 8d. p.a.
Action takenAnnual fee reduced.

DEE, Arthur
DELL, Agnes