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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'GARDINER, ?Edmund', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Name?Edmund GARDINER
Primary occupationmedical physician (Practitioner of physic. Gentleman. Author)
Period of medical practice1586-1623
Other notesTrouble 1603-13. Sued 1605-10. Paracelsist pro-chemical. ?Husb of 306 Katherine G?
Medical specialitiesKidney stone

Known London address

Charterhouse Street / St John's Street

Censorial hearings

2 March 1603
EntryHolt, a powerful courtier and an officer of the Queen's household, had written in support of G. College discussed at great length whether to set G free and decided to release him on payment of a fine of 5 marks.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenTo be released on payment of 5 marks' fine.
SentenceImprisoned and fined 5 marks
12 Aug 1608
EntryG was not present, but Mrs G paid the College £6 13s. 4d. (10 marks) and brought two guarantors, John Albert, a tailor of Charterhouse Street, and Robert Temes of St John's Street. G himself and his guarantors were to pay £3 p.a. until the total paid reached £30.
Action takenFined £30, payable over approx. 8 years.
SentenceFined £30, payable over approx. 8 years
m S Thomas 1609
EntryG sent 30s. as 6 months' payment.
Attitude of the accusedsubmitted to the College
Action takenNone. (G paid 30s. for six months - licensing fee rather than fine
2 July 1613
EntryDr Pattison said that G had treated Mr Thomas, near Gray's Inn, for 6 weeks.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1