PHILLIPS, Mistress

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'PHILLIPS, Mistress', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17709 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Mistress PHILLIPS

Biography

NameMistress PHILLIPS (FFELLIPPS)
GenderFemale
Primary occupationmedical (?Midwife)
Period of medical practice1595-1620
Date of deathafter 1610
AddressBankside 1609
Other notesOld. Accused 1605 1609 1610. ?=Sibell Ffellipps, midwife & witchfinder 1634?
Medical specialitiesPregnancy-divining by uroscopy (fallible!)

Known London address

Bankside
ParishSt Saviour's [incl St Mary Magdalen & St Margaret]
WardBridge Without
Date1609

Censorial hearings

6 Aug 1605
EntryChristiana Gordon complained of a certain old woman called Phillips who, having examined her urine, declared her to be pregnant with a male child, which, although false, was to her great shame and ruin.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
13 Jan 1609
EntryP, a woman of Bankside, was accused by Dr Moundeford.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenSee next.
9 Feb 1610
EntryP failed to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenFailed to appear.
Verdictcase not completed