MINSTERLEY, Alice

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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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'MINSTERLEY, Alice', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17655 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Alice MINSTERLEY

Biography

NameAlice MINSTERLEY (MINSTREL)
GenderFemale
Marital statusWidowed 1597 (Widow by 1597)
Primary occupationnon-medical (Widow by 1597)
Period of medical practice1575-1612
Other notesAccused of practice 1585 1597 & 1602. Always denied. Just warned.

Censorial hearings

5 Aug 1585
EntryM appeared, accused of bad and illegal practice.
Action takenM was forbidden to practise and threatened.
Verdictguilty
SentenceForbidden to practise on pain of [punishment]
25 June 1597
EntryM, a widow, appeared and confessed to having administered a bitter potion from a decoction of herbs, which caused the patient 60 stools. The maidservant who just tasted the potion was purged.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenTo reappear.
Number of crimes1
12 Aug 1597
EntryM denied the charges.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenM gave bond of £10 not to practise in future.
Verdictguilty
SentenceBound for £10 to abstain
5 May 1602
EntryDr Wilkinson charged M with administering a purgative to Mrs Wilsford. She confessed giving two pints, but claimed they were not purgative. The patient's experience and Dr W's testimony showed otherwise.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenWarned and dismissed though `it was lawful to commit her to prison'
Verdictguilty
SentenceWarned to abstain on pain of prison
Number of crimes1


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