KING, Thomas


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'KING, Thomas', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Thomas KING


NameThomas KING
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. Apprentice to Beauter (Surgeon) 1616)
Period of medical practice1606-1626
Other notesTrouble 1616. Obviously not young though apprentice. Cf 83 Christopher BEAUTER.

Censorial hearings

4 Oct 1616
EntryK, surgeon and apprentice to BEAUTER (qv, 83?), had given Mr Harper, a printer, and his wife a diet drink of Searsa 4 oz, Hemedack 4 oz, Saseperall 6 oz, for the pox. He claimed to have read Joannes Vigo and to have used this cure for 11 years. Mrs H, after apparent cure, got worse; K gave vomits of stibium lozenges sold by Mr SMITH of Newgate Market (683, qv), had let blood and given pulvis sanctus. Had charged £8, of which he had already had £3 11s.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenFined £5 and to repay the Harpers his fee - on pain of prison.
SentenceFined £5 and to repay the patients' money, on pain of prison
Number of crimes1