SORE, Fraunce


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'SORE, Fraunce', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Fraunce SORE


NameFraunce SORE (SOARE)
Primary occupationmedical barber-surgeon (Barber-surgeon. BSC 1621-40)
Period of medical practice1611-1643
Date of birth?c.1600
AddressSt Botolph Bishopsgate 1621
Other notesAccused 1633. Servant of John SCOTT 657.

Known London address

St Botolph Bishopsgate
ParishSt Botolph without Bishopsgate
WardBishopsgate (Within & Without)

Censorial hearings

5 June 1618
EntryEdward Sheldon complained of John Scott, surgeon, for successfully taking him to law for a fee of 18s. when Sheldon had evidence that Scott had only asked for 12s. 6d. for physic originally. Scott said that, although the matter had been in his name, his servant [SORE] had done the actual work and had sworn that Sheldon promised to pay the additional money for additional treatment, for a swollen leg &c.
Initiator of the complaintpatient
Action takenAll concerned to appear on the first Friday of next month.
3 July 1618
EntryS [not actually named in this entry] was to be summoned for 'the Friday of next week' as one of those concerned in the Scott case.
5 Sep 1618
Entry'Franciscus Sore, John Scott's man, brought in a note as he sayd of Dr. Fiberyes dated 6o July 1618 whereas he was here accused for it Junij 5o 1618. But for his Master and ye accusers were away it is putt of.'
Attitude of the accuseddenied
Action takenDeferred.
9 Oct 1618
EntryIt was decided that John Scott the surgeon together with his servant should be summoned.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
1 March 1633
EntryS was accused of 'ill demeanour' to the College in general. Dr FOXE accused him of practice on a gentleman in Mr Lant's house who had nearly died. S said he'd had Dr READ's directions.
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenSee next.
Number of crimes1
5 April 1633
EntryS was accused of practice on Mr Lants for gout. He admitted giving a clyster and pleaded poverty - but for the rest he said he was directed by Read, 'whoe out of his love to the Chirurgions will not take their patients out of their hands'.
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed
Number of crimes1

SNODEN, William