FREAKE, Richard


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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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'FREAKE, Richard', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Richard FREAKE


NameRichard FREAKE
Primary occupationmedical apothecary (Apothecary's servant (i.e. apprentice))
Period of medical practice1621-1641
Other notesTrouble 7 Jan 1631. Instructions from his master by word of mouth and not in writing. Had changed masters (Southerton to Thomas) - why?

Censorial hearings

7 Jan 1631
EntryF, 'servaunte to Mr. Thomas Apothecarye' and ex-servant to Mr. Sotherton, was asked 'what phisicke hee gave to one Mr. Monye, while hee served Mr. Sotherton'. He said he did not know Mr. M, but had 'made manye Medcynes at his saide Masters appointment ... his Master givinge him directions by word of mouth, not by writinge'. He admitted giving physic to 'one Benskin, whoe laye at one Chafers in Mughill Street', but 'hee neuer made Medcyne but by his Masters direction.'
Attitude of the accusedconfessed
Action taken?
Verdictcase not completed

FRASER, Sir Alexander
FREAR, Ambrose