WISDAM, Gregory

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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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'WISDAM, Gregory', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17942 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Gregory WISDAM

Biography

NameGregory WISDAM (WISDOM, WISDOME, WISEDOM, WYSDOM, WYSDOME)
GenderMale
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician to Barts 1555)
Period of medical practice1555-1599
Place of birthEngland (?Burford, Oxon)
Date of death1599
Address?Barts 1555. S Mich Bassishaw 1599 (& Savoy?) will
Other notesAccused 1570. LRCP 1582. [Cf 829 John WYSDAM.] Brother of Robert W, early reformer. Overseer of will 1566 (?bro Robert's admon 1568).

Known London address

Tower (in prison)
ParishTower Liberty = St Peter ad Vincula (in the Bailey)
WardTower (Street)
Date1553
Barts (?)
ParishSt Bartholomew the Less (the Hospital)
WardFaringdon Without
Datec1555
St Michael Bassishaw
ParishSt Michael Bassishaw
WardBasinghill
Date1599
Savoy, Middlesex
Datepre-1599

College membership

Date became Licentiate04/12/1582
In trouble before membershipYes
Other notesLic on his humble petition
Date of death1599

Censorial hearings

28 June 1570
Entry'On 28 June the President and censors decided that Gregory Wisdam should pay a fine of £6 if Hector Nones could prove the charge of wicked and ignorant conduct in administering a clyster to a certain Antony Pylbrogh. If the case were proved and he refused to pay the fine, then he would be put in prison to stay there until he paid the fine.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenTo be fined £6 if charge was proved; deferred till next meeting.
Number of crimes1
15 July 1570
Entry'On 15 July it was agreed that Dr. Hector should produce witnesses to prove the charge against Wisdam, but he could not do so.'
Initiator of the complaintcollege member
Action takenPresum charge dropped.
Verdictnot proven
Number of crimes1
6 July 1582
Entry'It was also agreed that the humble petition of Gregory Wisedom to be admitted as a Licentiate should be allowed and that he should pay annually to the College £8 and in addition a gift according to his generosity towards the building of our College.'
Action takenLRCP. £8 p.a. + gift.
27 Nov 1582
Entry'It was decided that Gregory Wisedom should be admitted a Licentiate and that he should pay the College £5 in cash and for the rest of his life he should pay annually £4 in quarterly instalments. This he willingly promised to do.'
Action takenLRCP. £4 p.a. + £5.
4 Dec 1582
EntryW's letters patent were prepared. They described him as a 'worthy man who had for long practised medicine'.
Action takenLRCP.


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