ROE alias VINTNER, Francis


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'ROE alias VINTNER, Francis', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Francis ROE alias VINTNER


NameFrancis ROE alias VINTNER (VINTNER)
Primary occupationmedical physician (university education) (Physician. ?Lawyer (Son of empiric. Educated for the law))
Period of medical practice1629-1657
Place of birthEngland (b Lewes, Sussex (son of John Roe))
Date of birthc.1606
Date of death19 Sep 1657
AddressSt Botolph Aldgate (nr Whitechapel) 1639. Goring, Sussex, 1657.
Other notesCa 1623. Clifford's Inn later. Accused 1639. Fined & imprisoned. Claimed to cure tympany! ?Cf George Roe?
Medical specialitiestympany

Known London address

St Botolph Aldgate (near Whitechapel)
ParishSt Botolph without Aldgate

Censorial hearings

20 Sep 1639
Entry'Mr. Vintner practiser of physick for 7 yeares in London as himself confessed.'
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken?To appear.
2 Nov 1639
EntryR, of St Botolph parish, was accused by William Clarke of Whitechapel of bad practice on C's wife. R had claimed to have cured 40 people of tympany (e.g. Ingram's wife), and had charged £7 and £4 on completion. R said he was a physician and had been a student of Trinity College, Cantab, for a year or two, and had been instructed 'by his father meaninge Mr Vintner ye Emperick' (qv).
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
6 Dec 1639
EntryR was censured for giving Elatenium to Clarke's wife.
Initiator of the complaintspouse of the patient
Action takenFined £10 and imprisoned.
SentenceCensured, fined £10 and imprisoned
Number of crimes1

ROE, Mistress
ROGERS, George