RIX, Ellin


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'RIX, Ellin', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17762 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Ellin RIX


NameEllin RIX
Period of medical practice1611-1632
AddressSilver Street 1621
Other notesAccused 1621 1622. Fined & imprisoned.

Known London address

Silver Street
ParishSt Olave Silver Street
WardAldersgate (Within & Without)

Censorial hearings

22 March 1622
EntryR, of Silver Street, was accused of promising to heal Mrs Jane Lee's son in 14 days, and taking 15s. in advance (45s. to be paid later). Despite purges, he had died. Anne Jenkinson witnessed to this.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
8 July 1622
EntryJane Lee again accused R regarding L's husband and son. A Mrs Jenkinson had given R 20s. to cure L's son. R had also promised to cure Mr L of a dead palsy and had received £3. R said she only used a diet drink and her own balsam, wch she had used for 20 years, and manna, senna &c. R claimed that Mr L was now well. She was also charged regarding Browne, Mrs Graye, Bowen and White.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenR was fined £5 and imprisoned.
SentenceFined £5 and imprisoned. Released on payment of fine + bond of £20
Number of crimes6
20 July 1622
EntryR tried to get habeas corpus, but this was refused. One Mery agreed to pay 80s. [on her behalf?] and R paid 20s. She gave a bond of £20 not to practise in future.
Action takenReleased on payment of fine. Bond given against future practice.