JENKINS, Roger

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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2004

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'JENKINS, Roger', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17577 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Roger JENKINS

Biography

NameRoger JENKINS (JENKINSON)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Member of Weavers Co (orig.). Surgeon. BSC (free 1602). Warden BSC 1608)
Period of medical practice1586-1617
Place of birthEngland (of Burcott (1604))
Address?Brittain Street 1611 (house belonging to Barts)
Other notesTrouble 1596-1607. Lawsuit 1601-2 (fine reduced). Uroscopist. Episcopal licence 1607. See Bloom & James & BSC cards.
Medical specialitiesUroscopy

Known London address

Brittain Street 1611 (?) (house bel to Barts)
ParishSt Botolph without Aldersgate
WardFaringdon Without
Date1611

Censorial hearings

13 July 1596
EntryJ, a surgeon, denied practice.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenTo reappear.
26 June 1600
EntryJ appeared, accused of malpractice by some doctors. Refused. Matter deferred because accusers were absent. J made accusations against BESSE, apothecary (80, qv) and MOORE (523, qv).
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Second initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenDeferred till accusers should be present.
Verdictcase not completed
5 July 1600
EntryJ, with FENTON and Mr MARTIN, had dissected the corpse of Mr LUKE. He gave evidence of the cause of death (whitewash).
Action takenNone.
7 Nov 1600
EntryJ was warned.
Action takenWarned.
Verdictcase not completed
22 Dec 1600
EntryJ was accused of practice by Dr Lister and others. They alleged that he had treated Mrs Hilton and had given her his "filiolae" and some medicine. They also said he had taken fees for inspecting urine etc. J said that he customarily showed medicines to his patients, 'ad morbi causeum tollendam', but no purges. His replies were frivolous and ridiculous.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDeferred to another time. Prohibited from all practice meanwhile.
Number of crimes1
31 July 1601
EntryJ denied practising. There was no full proof so he was sent away with a warning.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenWarned and dismissed.
Verdictnot proven
6 Nov 1601
EntryJ confessed that he had given a mild purgative to Cock, a fuller, on the advice of Dr Fryer, and other purgatives to poor people with ulcers, etc. 'He declared that he would exercise the art of healing when need arose. It was decided to invoke the law against him.'
Action takenTo be prosecuted at law.
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo be prosecuted at law
Number of crimes1
8 April 1602
EntryComitia met to hear J & READ (621)'s account of their release from prison. They had complained to the Lord Chief Justice, Sir John Popham, who had issued a writ CORPUS CUM CAUSA. They had been freed and P was to hear their case in his house. Censors were sent to the hearing. J confessed to practice, said he had thought it legal - surgeons often used medicines. P upheld the College in everything.
Action takenLord Chief Justice found J guilty and sent him back to prison.
30 April 1602
EntryOn Popham's petition, one-third of J's £20 fine was returned.
Action takenOne-third of fine remitted.
23 Sep 1602
EntryStarr testified that J had given a sleeping draught.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
3 Aug 1604
EntryDr Moundeford named J's recent patients. J confessed that he had given purges and other medicines. Questioned about the potion he had at his house at Barcott and sold, he said he had sold only 4 pints & would sell no more. He would accept punishment if he transgressed. He served the Lord Chamberlain.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenProhibited from practice. No fine till Lord Chamberlain consulted.
Verdictguilty
SentenceProhibited from practice. College to consult the Ld Chancellor
6 Aug 1596
EntryJ appeared and denied practice. But it was established that he had continually practised, and had admitted all those who brought urine. He had cured a baker in Ironmonger Lane (etc.).
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenFined 20s. and bound over not to practise.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 20s. and bound over not to practise
7 Aug 1604
EntryDr Moundeford & Dr Browne visited the Lord Chancellor about J. He listened to the complaint and undertook to hand J over if he committed future offences.
Action takenJ released into custody of Lord Chancellor (or Chamberlain) ?
6 Feb 1605
EntryJ appeared again. He was admonished, and departed.
Action takenWarned and dismissed.
3 July 1607
EntryJ was accused by Dr Pope.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
1 Oct 1596
EntryJ was summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenSummoned to appear.
3 Dec 1596
EntryJ appeared and denied practice. He gave promises not to.
Action taken?
4 March 1597
EntryJ appeared and was charged by Dr Atkins with practising in three homes. He denied the charge.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDeferred.
12 Aug 1597
EntryJ was charged with recent practice and denied it. He gave a bond of £40 against future practice. He was warned to keep to surgery.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenWarned. Bond taken for £40 against future practice.
Verdictguilty
SentenceBond for £40 to abstain
24 Nov 1598
EntryJenkins, the surgeon, appeared on a charge of practising; but he forthwith denied that he had done so. He was warned to conduct himself honourably and according to the laws of the Kingdom. Thus he was dismissed on this occasion.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenJ was warned and dismissed.
Verdictcase not completed
16 March 1599
EntryHerne and Jenkins had been warned by the Beadle to attend on this day, but they were not present. They were to be summoned again for the next Comitia.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenJ was to be summoned again.
2 April 1599
EntryJ was charged by Dr Lister and confessed. He had used a purgative diet for the French disease. Fined 50s. and to give bond of £40 on pain of prison.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenFined 50s. and ?previous bond of £40 forfeit, or prison.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 50s. and ?previous bond of £40 forfeit, or prison
Number of crimes1