FOSTER, William

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'FOSTER, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17432 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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William FOSTER

Biography

NameWilliam FOSTER
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. BSC 1597-1620 (later entries cd be son))
Period of medical practice1596-1615
Date of death?1615
AddressFenchurch St 1606. ?St Dionis Backch 1597 1615
Other notesWife was actually the felon in 1606. Son William went to Oxford!
Medical specialitiesChlorosis (wife's speciality really)

Known London address

Fenchurch Street
WardLangborne
Date1606
St Dionis Backchurch (?)
ParishSt Dionis Backchurch
WardLangborne
Date1597
St Dionis Backchurch (?)
ParishSt Dionis Backchurch
WardLangborne
Date1615

Censorial hearings

8 Jan 1606
EntryF, a surgeon of Fenchurch Street, was accused of putting up a notice advertising his powder against chlorosis. He replied that his wife had done it. A Fellow had reprimanded her and F said that she had injured none and helped many, including two in Ironmonger Lane. He was ordered to reappear with his wife and a recipe for the powder.
Action takenTo reappear with wife and recipe for the powder.
Number of crimes1
7 Feb 1606
EntryF and his wife appeared and said that many of their neighbours sold the same or a similar powder, freely and without hindrance. They then confessed and were pardoned previous offences on condition that they abstained in future.
Action takenPardoned on condition of future abstention.
Verdictguilty
SentencePardoned provided they abstained in future
Number of crimes1


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