REVE, John

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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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'REVE, John', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17756 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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John REVE

Biography

NameJohn REVE (REEVE)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary. High Constable 1634 (?))
Period of medical practice1628-1648
Place of birthEngland (?b Norwich (son of Nicholas Reve, druggist of London))
Date of birth?1606
Other notesFrequently accused 1628-38. Vouched for by Earl of Exeter 1638. See Whittet letter. Venn has JR admitted 1621 aged 15.

Censorial hearings

7 April 1626
EntryImplicated in the affair of Mrs MURRAY & BLACKWELL (qqv).
Verdictcase not completed
2 May 1634
EntryR could not attend 'because hee is high Constable'.
Action takenFailed to appear.
13 June 1634
EntryDr Smith said that he had sent cornachinos powder to R, but had asked no money.
Attitude of the accusedmade an excuse
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
6 Nov 1635
EntryDr RIDGLEYE said that R gave physic.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
3 April 1637
EntryDr Hinchloe said that R had given a dangerous salivatory medicine to the child of Buckley, a linendraper of Sheerlane End. The child had worms.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
19 Jan 1638
EntrySybil Butler, of St Martins in the Fields, complained that R had blooded her husband Nicholas, who had subsequently died.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
26 Jan 1638
EntryR confessed that he had blooded Butler, and given syrace pills and torrefied rhubarb. He said that some physicians would not treat those with no money. Mrs Higs, the widow of James Higs of St Martins, was a witness.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Second initiator of the complaintfriend/neighbour/acquaintance of the patient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
9 Feb 1638
EntryCensors to visit R's shop.
Action takenCensors to visit R's shop.
22 Dec 1638
EntryLetter received from the Earl of Exeter on behalf of R, saying that R had been in EE's constant service for 20 years and was not to be molested. The College decided to send EE details of the Butler case (see above for details). Letter written on 28 Dec 1638.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenLetter written to Earl of Exeter giving details of Butler case.
Verdictguilty
SentenceDetails of case sent to R's patron
4 Jan 1628
EntryR, apothecary, was charged by Dr PRICE (602, qv) with giving medicine to Baron Bandodree.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action taken[To be summoned.]
Number of crimes1
1 Feb 1628
EntryR appeared to answer PRICE.
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action taken?
1 Aug 1628
Entry'Reve, an apothecary, was charged by Dr. Clement because he persisted in the practice of medicine: and also because he was in the habit of saying many shameful things about physicians, of this kind: "That he would not be beholding to Skuruy Phisitians, nor giue forty pound to any of them."'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
4 June 1630
EntryDr Hincklow accused R of treating Christopher Hare of Crown Court.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenR to be summoned.
Number of crimes1
5 Nov 1630
EntryR appeared, but Hincklow was not present, so the matter was deferred.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenDeferred.
Number of crimes1
12 Nov 1630
EntryHincklow accused R regarding Mr Ayres. R said that Dr YELVERTON (830, qv) had prescribed. Y to be summoned.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenYELVERTON to be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
22 Dec 1631
EntryR was charged by Dr Hincklow.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenCharged.
Verdictcase not completed
7 March 1634
EntryR was accused by John Ashridge, of Fleet Yard, of giving him medicine and discouraging him from calling a doctor. A said R also treated a Mr Beake.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action taken? (See next.)
Number of crimes2


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