GODFREY, Mistress


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'GODFREY, Mistress', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17474 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Mistress GODFREY


NameMistress GODFREY
Period of medical practice1604-1624
Other notesAccused 1614. ?Wife of Stephen G BSC 1611?

Censorial hearings

18 Feb 1614
EntryEliz. Hartwell, mother, Anna Cox, daughter, and Eliz. Bishop, servant, accused G of giving (in Dec 1613 & Jan 1614) potions and medicaments to an infant of 21 months, whom she had bewitched and tormented. G had demanded £3 for the cure - they had agreed to £2, £1 in advance. No benefit [from the treatment].
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Third initiator of the complaintfriend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1

GODDARD, William