TAYLIOR, Richard


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'TAYLIOR, Richard', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17852 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician. ?Vicar of Thorney, Notts 1579-91)
Period of medical practice1580-1615
Place of birthLondon (b London)
Date of birthc. 1555
Date of death1615
AddressSt Gabriel Fenchurch 1615.S Helens Bpsgate 1584-07
Other notesSummoned 1581. LRCP 1582. FRCP 1588. Expelled 1590. Reinstated 1591. MD where? Not Venn (BA 1576??).

Known London address

Fanchurch Street, St Gabriel Fenchurch
ParishSt Gabriel Fenchurch Street
St Helens Bishopsgate
ParishSt Helen Bishopsgate
WardBishopsgate (Within & Without)

College membership

Date of BA1576
Medical education (university)Basel
Medical education (years)6
Date of MDnot known
Date became Licentiate09/04/1582
Date became Candidate22/12/1585
Date became Fellow08/03/1588
Date of Candidacy1585-1588
Date of Fellowship1588-1615
Offices heldExpelled 08/05/1590, reinstated 30/09/1591
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesMD Basel. ?Not Venn. Perhaps never really CRCP, just "AS IF" CRCP?
Date of birthc.1555
Date of death1615

Censorial hearings

1 Dec 1581
Entry'It was decided that the Comitia should be held in that place on the fifteenth day of the same month when the following should be summoned to appear: Dr. Taylior, ...'
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned for 15 December.
Verdictcase not completed
28 Feb 1588
EntryThe College reaffirmed that T was required to pay 40s. p.a. for 4 years, like any CRCP.
Action takenStatus quo reaffirmed.
8 March 1588
Action takenFRCP.
16 Feb 1590
EntryT had frequently been summoned to bring in his notes, and those of Smith in his possession, about the Pharmacopoeia. He had refused, with insolence. To be fined 40s. and asked for a public recantation and to be imprisoned if he refused.
Action takenTo be fined 40s. + public recantation on pain of prison.
13 April 1590
EntryT to be summoned.
Action takenTo be summoned.
27 April 1590
EntryT made some concession. But the College still insisted on fining him and having him appear in May to apologise.
Action takenTo be fined and to appear at May meeting to apologise.
8 May 1590
EntryT did not appear to apologise.
Action takenExpelled as FRCP and deprived of his privileges.
30 Sep 1590
EntryT was re-summoned for a reconsideration of his case.
Action takenSummoned.
9 Oct 1590
EntryT's case was discussed, but the matter was deferred.
Action takenDeferred.
25 Sep 1591
EntryT to be summoned to a feast and to pay fine of 40s.
Action takenFined 40s. and summoned to a feast.
28 Sep 1591
EntryT did not appear or repent. Now expelled for ever.
Action takenT to be expelled for ever.
9 April 1582
Entry'Dr. Richard Taylior appeared and was examined.'
Action takenExamined.
30 Sep 1591
EntryT made a complete recantation and was restored as FRCP.
Action takenRestored as FRCP.
2 Dec 1596
8 May 1598
25 June 1599
13 July 1599
21 July 1583
EntryT was asked for £4.
Action takenTo pay £4.
12 Feb 1585
EntryT owed arrears of £4. It was decided that he should pay the £4 till admitted FRCP or CRCP. If not, to pay fine of £20.
Action takenTo pay his arrears, or £20 fine.
5 March 1585
EntryT accepted the conditions decided at the last meeting.
Action takenNone.
27 Nov 1585
EntryT appeared and was accused of using gum ammoniac and also of having an unjust attitude towards the College. He was handed over to the custody of the sergeant at arms, but was freed upon entreaty of full humility, and fined £5. He promised to pay more attention to the judgement of the College in future.
Action takenImprisoned, begged for mercy, released, fined £5.
SentenceImprisoned, begged for mercy, released, fined £5
Number of crimes1
22 Dec 1585
EntryT was to pay the fees according to the rules for CRCPs, i.e. 40s. p.a.
Action takenTo pay 40s. p.a.
31 Jan 1586
EntryTo be forbidden to practise within 40 days unless he paid his arrears.
Action takenTo pay arrears within 40 days, or be forbidden to practise.
10 April 1587
EntryT appeared and refused to pay 40s. p.a., but the College insisted.
Action takenStatus quo enforced.

TAYLER, Timothy