MURRAY, Avis

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'MURRAY, Avis', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17669 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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Avis MURRAY

Biography

NameAvis MURRAY (MURREY)
GenderFemale
Marital statusMarried 1626 (Wife of Robert Murray. Falsely claimed widow 1626. Husband: medical barber-surgeon, BSC 1612-36 & S to Barts)
Primary occupationnon-medical (Wife of Robert M (BSC 1612-36 & Surgeon to Barts))
Period of medical practice1616-1636
Other notesAccused 1626. Husband Guider Southwark Leper Hosp 1618/Lithotomist 1612.

Censorial hearings

7 April 1626
EntryM, wife of Robert M, surgeon, but falsely claiming widowhood, said that she had practised by the advice of one Blackwell of St Thomas's Hospital. Isabella Hutchinson, Scot, wife of the King's perfumer, complained that M had treated her son William Rankin with an excessive purge, which had killed him. M confessed to giving pulvis sanctus from Rives, apothecary. John Brocas said M thought R had been constipated for 1 year.
Initiator of the complaintrelative of the patient
Action takenM to reappear with the doctor's bill.
Number of crimes1
2 June 1626
EntryM and Mrs Hutchinson and goodwife Pin 'made a great dispute here to no purpose'.
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action taken?
7 July 1626
EntryMrs Hutchinson made an obscure reference to M.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed


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