DUVAL, Simon


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'DUVAL, Simon', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17392 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic. Domestic servant)
Period of medical practice1610-1637
Place of birthFrenchman
Date of death1637
AddressSt Anne Blackfriars 1637 (will)
Other notesTrouble 1620-32. Vouched for by French ambassador 1620.

Known London address

St Anne Blackfriars
ParishSt Anne Blackfriars
WardFaringdon Within

Censorial hearings

24 Jan 1620
EntryThere had been complaints about D, a Frenchman. The French ambassador had promised the President (Dr Moundeford), Dr Argent and Dr Delaune that D would answer their summons. However, he had not.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenDid not appear.
Sentence[To be prosecuted at law]
27 Jan 1620
EntryThe French ambassador asked the College to give up its lawsuit against the domestic servant D.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action taken?
3 March 1620
EntryMr Thayer, of whose case the College had been informed by the Lord Mayor, said that D had treated his eyes for three weeks, and that they had got worse. He had then gone to BONSCIO 103 (qv), who had promised a cure in 14 days but had effected none in 6 weeks. B had charged 33s. 4d. Dr JAQUINTO 431 (qv; enemy of B) had then told T that B was a Jew, so T 'dares deale no more with him'.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action taken? [The President settled the lawsuit, but prob. T's against B (?)]
Number of crimes1
7 July 1626
EntryD had practised for 16 years and wished to continue (?or to start in London?). 'He sayes we have ye lawe, and folowe it.'
Attitude of the accusedasked for College membership
Action taken?Presumably not licensed (see below).
m S Thomas 1626
Entry'The President asked us to report quacks: he named Blanke, DuVal, Butler, Aire and Bugg and the charge against them.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?To be reported.
Verdictcase not completed
4 March 1631
EntryD refused to appear.
Action takenRefused to appear.
Verdictcase not completed
17 Feb 1632
EntryD was included in the list of unlicensed foreign practitioners.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
13 June 1634
Entry'Mr. Virott Apothecarye of whom Mr. Dickinson complayned, appeared, and being charged with his practize hee said hee made phisicke by Dr. du Valls direction whose bills hee hath, and sayeth further that a woman vsed to bring the waters. hee had also Du Valls aduice without bills.'
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action takenThe Censors would consider therof.
Verdictcase not completed

DUNNE, Mr George