HAMMOND, Richard

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'HAMMOND, Richard', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17510 Date accessed: 24 September 2014.


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Richard HAMMOND

Biography

NameRichard HAMMOND
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. ?Empiric)
Period of medical practice1624-1649
AddressWindmill Alley 1634. Nr St Mary Hill Southwark '36
Other notesTrouble 1634-9. Killed child 1639.

Known London address

Windmill Alley
Date1634
near St Mary Hill Southwark
ParishSt Saviour's [incl St Mary Magdalen & St Margaret]
WardBridge Without
Date1636

Censorial hearings

6 June 1634
EntryH, a surgeon of Windmill Alley, was to be cited.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be cited.
Verdictcase not completed
5 March 1636
EntryJohn Walton of Gleane Alley, Southwark Street, said that H (of near St Mary Hill, Southwark) gave his child, 9-10 years old, a clyster including a red powder, then Diasatyricon, which killed him.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
20 May 1636
EntryMary Walton, wife of John Walton of Gleane Alley, said that H, an 'empiric', had killed the child.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action taken? (but see next).
Number of crimes1
3 May 1639
EntryH was accused on the Walton case and confessed giving the clyster. John Walton thought the red powder in it was red mercury.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenFined £5, imprisoned, but released in 3 days without paying.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £5, imprisoned, but released in 3 days without paying
Number of crimes1


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