SHARDE, Margery


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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Margery SHARDE


NameMargery SHARDE (SHARD)
Marital statusMarried 1588 (Wife of Sharde (?William BSC 1621) 1588. Husband: medical barber-surgeon)
Primary occupationnon-medical (Wife of Sharde (?William BSC 1621))
Period of medical practice1578-1609
AddressTurnmill Street 1588, Cowcross Street 1591.
Other notesAccused 1588-9, 1591. Recommended for licence by Lawne & Peerson 1599.

Known London address

Turnmill Street

Censorial hearings

6 Dec 1588
EntryThe husband of Thomasina SCARLET (656, qv) 'confirmed that the wife of Sharde living in Turnbull Street had given purgatives to a certain pregnant woman and procured an abortion, etc.'
Initiator of the complaintother medical practitioner
Action taken?
18 April 1589
EntryS admitted having given purgatives made of senna, and medicine for pregnant women, and doses of Diagridii Compositi. She informed on Anna BAKER (qv, 40).
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
8 Jan 1591
EntryMargery Shard living in Cowcross Street who had been accused of practising appeared: she was admonished to refrain from doing so in future and she was enjoined to restore the jar to the poor woman, which she had accepted from her.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action takenAdmonished to refrain. To give back her fee (a jar).
SentenceAdmonished to refrain. To return patient's fee
Number of crimes1
13 July 1599
EntryLawne and Peerson asked that S be admitted into practice. L testified that she had given diet et (?) for fever and had effected the cure.
Pressure applied by Collegeyes
Action takenS to be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1