SHEPHERD, William

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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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'SHEPHERD, William', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17797 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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William SHEPHERD

Biography

NameWilliam SHEPHERD (SHEPARD, SHEPEARDE, SHEPHEARDE)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical surgeon (Surgeon. ?BSC 1605-6. Actor. Empiric)
Period of medical practice1598-1648
Other notesIn trouble 1608-38. Sometimes fined. Refused a Licence 1627 but had a sort of EL by 1638.
Medical specialitiesMadness (+GP)

Censorial hearings

7 Aug 1601
Entry[Collbiz.]
24 Jan 1617
EntryTheophila Daye said that Margery HILL (396, qv) and S had treated a child for the itch, giving mercury water, with 'grevious accidents'.
Initiator of the complaintperson unconnected with the patient or the case
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
9 Jan 1618
EntryS to be summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
4 Oct 1622
EntryIt was decided that these quacks should be summoned for ill practice: ... Shepard ...
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
16 Feb 1627
EntryS wished to settle. He 'confessed that he had been exhorted by Day to agree to join the others and oppose the College and that with Butler'. He asked for a licence for practice on the insane and offered to pay £20 fine and an annual sum. This was refused. He then asked if the College would connive at his practice.
Action takenNo LRCP. Offer of £20 plus annual sum refused. Connivance?
Verdictguilty
SentenceRejected as LRCP
16 May 1628
EntryCrooke accused S of practice on a servant of the Bishop of London.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
4 March 1631
EntryCrooke accused S of treating Dagges.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
25 June 1631
EntryDr Hodgson charged S with practice on the widow of Ratcliffe.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
16 Dec 1631
EntryCrooke accused S of giving Mary Barton a clyster and an electuary.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1
13 April 1632
EntryS complained of the apothecary SOUTHERTON (690, qv) for giving a bill to Sir Edmund Sckorye. Dr Raven then accused S [of something].
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Attitude of the accusedinformed on other practitioners
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
22 Dec 1634
EntryS appeared, accused of practice on Mrs Johnson and Mr Berisford. He confessed, but said that SANDERS 648, TURNER ?752 and KIRTON 458 were all involved in the cases.
Action takenTo reappear, and to abstain from practice meanwhile.
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes2
5 Aug 1608
EntryS, recently an actor, appeared. There was insufficient evidence and he was to reappear in September.
Action takenTo reappear in September.
Verdictcase not completed
12 Oct 1638
EntryS was rebuked for practising on madmen without a doctor (which his permission from the College had stipulated he must use). He promised better conduct.
Action takenPromised to consult Fellows in the future.
Verdictguilty
SentenceRebuked and promised to submit in future
6 Oct 1609
EntryS was forbidden and fined 40s.
Action takenFined 40s. and forbidden to practise.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined 40s. and forbidden to practise
3 Nov 1609
EntryS paid 40s.
Action takenPaid his fine of 40s.
9 Feb 1610
EntryS failed to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenFailed to appear.
9 March 1610
EntryS failed to appear.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenFailed to appear.
1 Oct 1610
EntryFor the College's action, see E.
Action taken? (See E.)
1 Feb 1611
EntrySee E.
Action takenFined £5 and imprisoned. See E.
Verdictguilty
SentenceFined £5 and imprisoned
13 Jan 1615
EntryS was brought by the marshal and confessed that he was a quack practising on mad people. The President questioned him on madness and the burning of humours which he claimed was involved in it. S cited Leonnellus Fauentinus. He admitted having treated the wife of John Newbery, chandler, by manacling her - but having failed to cure her despite fee of £10. He was ordered to retire but, fearing prison, escaped.
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken?Ordered to retire
Verdictguilty
SentenceTo abstain (?)
Number of crimes1


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