POPLE, Cecilia


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'POPLE, Cecilia', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17722 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Cecilia POPLE


NameCecilia POPLE (POPLAR)
Period of medical practice1588-1609
AddressAldersgate Street 1598
Other notesAccused 1598 & 1599.

Known London address

Aldersgate Street
ParishSt Botolph without Aldersgate
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)

Censorial hearings

2 June 1598
EntryP, of Aldersgate Street, was accused by Wood, Hynd & Cole (surgeons) of wrong and absurd practice on Dorothy Gatersby. P had used fumigation and G had died in 12 days. P had used similar treatment on Dorothy Underwood and Margaret Braine. She was ordered to appear at the next meeting with her husband and give a bond not to practise in future.
Action takenTo appear and give bond against future abstention.
Number of crimes3
26 June 1598
EntryP appeared, but the matter was postponed.
Action takenDeferred.
Number of crimes3
30 June 1598
EntryP appeared and confessed. She was forbidden to practise and agreed not to.
Action takenForbidden to practise. Promised not to.
SentenceForbidden to practise, and promised not to. ?Bond taken
25 June 1599
EntryP appeared, but her accusers were absent; she was told to reappear at the next meeting.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action takenTo reappear.
5 July 1599
EntryHenry Kennyck appeared and confirmed that he / his wife had received medicaments from a woman called Pople namely some pills and purgative potions. It had been arranged and agreed that P should receive a featherbed cover (*) after she had completed the treatment undertaken. P was not present although when so advised she had promised faithfully to attend the next Comitia.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1

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