STEPHENSON, Edward

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'STEPHENSON, Edward', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17831 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Edward STEPHENSON

Biography

NameEdward STEPHENSON (STEPHENS, STEVENSON)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical apothecary ((Sweet) grocer. Ointment seller. Apothecary to Howards 1577)
Period of medical practice1550-1570
Other notesAccused & imprisoned 1560 after persistent non-appearance.

Censorial hearings

1559-60
Entry'But the grocers Edward Stephenson, Hugh Morgan, Thomas Grey and his servant William Toppy were punished because they had sold and without the authority of a physician prescribed pills which they had made badly from vinegar of squills. Of these Edward Stephens, an ointment seller, begged to be released from his imprisonment for obstinately refusing to appear when summoned by the President, and fell down upon his knees of his own accord before the President, and humbly begged pardon of the Queen's Majesty for his disobedience to the President of her College; the Lord Thomas Cobham, a noble man, his weeping ruined servant, and other grocers pleading his case were present.'
Action takenImprisoned.
Verdictguilty
SentenceImprisoned. Begged the President's pardon.


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