GIFFARD, Dr Robert


Institute of Historical Research



Margaret Pelling, Frances White

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


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NameDr Robert GIFFARD
Primary occupationmedical physician (MD) (Physician)
Period of medical practice1618-1643
Place of birthEngland ([?reln of John GIFFARD 317 (FRCP)])
Addressnear Temple Bar 1626
Other notesMD Padua 1618. Examined for CRCP 11 Jan 1622 (Y), 8 Feb 1622 (Y), 22 March 1622 (Y). Suspected Papist 29 March 1626; in College list, not Lic nor paying, 1628; to be summoned 2 Nov 1631, 2 Nov 1633.

Known London address

neer temple barr
ParishSt Dunstan in the West
WardFaringdon Without

Censorial hearings

11 Jan 1622
EntryDr RG, Doctor of Padua (22 Jan 1618, under Santorio Santorio), showed his diploma, was examined for CRCP for the first time, and passed ('satisfied fully and completely').
Action takenApproved on first examination.
8 Feb 1622
EntryAppeared to be examined by the Censors and was approved for the second time.
Action takenApproved on second examination.
22 March 1622
EntryWas examined a third time, was completely satisfactory and was approved.
Action takenApproved on third examination.
29 March 1626
Entry'Dr. Giffard neer temple barr' listed as suspected Papist doctor.
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Verdictcase not completed
1 Jan 1628
Entry'Dr. Giffird' is in the College list, in the section headed 'Neither Licentiates nor paying fines'.
Action takenNone.
2 Nov 1631
Entry'Practitioners without licens to bee convented. Dr. Gifford ...' ( 8 others 'and all others which cann bee founde out.')
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed
2 Nov 1633
Entry'The Beadle is to Cite against the next Colledge daye ... Dr. Gifford ...' ( 13 others).
Attitude of the accusedabsent
Action takenTo be summoned.
Verdictcase not completed

GIBSON, Margaret