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CASE55428: Decumbiture for John Odell (PERSON55722)

Question asked by the patient on 23 December 1622 at 11:00

RN Decēb 22. h. 2. 40|5| p m 1622 swounded & fomed & his mouth Drawen backward. & at night had another fit & this swounded 4 tymes yesterd daye

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 142v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE57505: Decumbiture for Thomas Ersfeild (PERSON48586)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39785) on 16 December 1623 between 10:00 and 10:30

RN Th. Earsfield taken first wth a a {sic} violent convulsive fit noveb. 27 h. 9. 30 ant m. 1623.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 42v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE57760: Decumbiture for Mrs Frances Latch [Little Frances] (PERSON53383)

Question asked by Lady Dorothy Jennings [Mrs Jennings] (PERSON52513) on 26 February 1624 at 19:20

RN francis latch fell into her fits of convulsion feb 25. . h: 8. 30 p m. 1624U[1622–4]

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 85v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE68143: Nativity for Mr Benjamin Hazeldon (PERSON51282)

Question asked by Mr Robert Hazeldon (PERSON51284) on 10 April 1629 at 13:00

RN Rob.

Benianyn Haseldon natus Decēb. 11 h. 12 at night 1627 die |Convuls.|1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘8 fits of a convulsion’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 407, f. 131r (upper right part of page)

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CASE73776: Horary consultation concerning Mr Henry Gascoyne (PERSON49673)

Question asked by Mrs Elizabeth Gascoyne (PERSON49680) on 11 February 1632 at 12:30

U[1624–34] Mr. Henry Gascoyne of Houghton Conquest an Infant. Febr. 11. . h. 12. 30. p m 16321

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1Mater filio Convulsiue fitts’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 212, p. 438 (upper left part of page)

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CASE76823: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Collins (PERSON46587)

Question asked by the patient on 2 April 1633 at 13:30

RN Elis: Collins of Northāpton 10 y l {sic} Decēb. 9.      sent to me Ap. 2. . h. 1. 30 p m 1633. /Convulsion fits\

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 214, p. 417 (upper left part of page)

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CASE77085: Horary consultation concerning Henry Quynton (PERSON57243)

Question asked by Quynton (PERSON57241) on 27 April 1633 at 15:00

RN Henry Quaynton of Arnecot by Oxford borne a yere & a month sinc on g fryday fortnight before good fryday about 8 at night. his father came \a/ litle after Candlemas last & had a drink for him wch did mutch good yet had 3 fits sinc Lent but came to me Ap. 27 h {sic} hor 3. p m 1633 |pat fil sine consensu| /fometh & frotheth & stareth\

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 211, p. 76 (bottom left part of page)

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CASE54713: Decumbiture for Mrs Elizabeth Jennings [Latch] (PERSON52517)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39512) on 30 July 1622 at 11:00

RN Mres Elis Ienings. correpta subite morbo valde violento. instar mortuæ martij 17. . h. 12. p m. 1622. |{n}o motion of life strang convulsiva| her extremest fit it lasted 4 or 5 houres

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 16r (upper left part of page)

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CASE55426: Decumbiture for John Odell (PERSON55722)

Question asked by the patient on 23 December 1622 at 11:00

RN It tooke Iohn Odyll Decēmb 9 in extremely. about 8. 30 ant m 1622 had it before but thē in great extremely & swounded. & so did onc or twice before & fomed & draweth his mouth.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 142v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE56056: Decumbiture for Mrs Elizabeth Jennings [Latch] (PERSON52517)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39656) on 16 April 1623 at 15:00

RN Mres Iēnyngs strangly taken wth sore fits of convuls Ap 13. h. 12. p {sic} at mydnight 1623. /sine consensu\

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Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 218, f. 61v (upper left part of page)

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CASE59547: Decumbiture for Anne Shortread (PERSON58683)

Question asked by Shortread (PERSON58680) on 18 December 1624 at 08:30

RN sorely handled w{th} strang fits of con{vul}sion decēb. 12 h. 4 ant m. 16{24}

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 402, f. 127v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE63189: Interrogation (Medical episode) concerning Thomas Watts (PERSON61269)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40382) between 7 February 1627 at 14:00 and 8 February 1627 at 10:30

RN Th. wats a yer old feb 6 h 8 ant m 1627

This child had 3 fits febr 6. . h. 8 ant m 1627/3 fits this day\1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘Epilep convuls.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 357r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE66640: Decumbiture for Anne James (PERSON52441)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40725) on 21 July 1628 between 09:30 and 10:40

RN This strang fit of convuls. tooke it Iuly 14. h. 5. 30 p m. 1628 \of Calverton/ An Iames taken at this tyme first

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 117r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE63437: Decumbiture for Mr George Steward (PERSON59608)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40408) on 18 March 1627 at 12:00

RN March. 13. in ye morning about 7 fell into a convulsive swonding fits & had 4 sore fits

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 29v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE61556: Decumbiture for Margaret Howlet (PERSON52018)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40223) on 30 January 1626 at 08:00

RN troubled wth strang convulsions the wench the morow on \St/ Stephens Daye sep a ap . p h. 8 ant m 162{6}|5| & swounded at that tyme & hath bene troubled wth convulsiōs ever sinc

[Astrological Chart]

Marg Howlet taken wth strang fits of convulsions & wythering of her face & neck St {sic} Decēb. 26 h. 8 ant m 1625

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 82r-v (f. 82r bottom right, and f. 82v upper left)

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CASE62873: Decumbiture for Agnes [Anne] West (PERSON61455)

Question asked by the patient on 5 October 1626 at 10:30

RN An West \of Olny/ suddenly taken sept 24: h. 6. 30 p m. 1626. /francis Gaudorne & his sister susp. Katherin Chardge now Sterling would fome at her mouth wth strang f{its} of {weake} {illeg}\

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 304r (middle left part of page)

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CASE12010: Horary consultation concerning Alice Mason (PERSON14048)

Question asked by Goody Margaret Marshal (PERSON14022) on 28 February 1599 at 18:15

RN Goody Marcholl of Woulverton came to tell me howe her daughter was miserablely handled & cannot speake in her fits. 28 of feb. die . h. 6. 15. 1599. sine consensu.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 91r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE21917: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON18701)

Question asked by Sir Anthony Tyrringham [Mr Tyrringham] (PERSON16621) on 16 January 1605 at 10:36

RN I went to Sr Anthony Tyrringhā Ia to see his servant yt lay strangly sicke Ian. 16. h. 10. 25|36| ant m I came thithr & did see her. in her fitte. Ian 16. h. 10. 36 ant m. 1605.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 214v (upper left part of page)

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CASE47951: Horary consultation concerning Monson (PERSON33308)

Question asked by the patient on 9 December 1618 at 11:45

RN Sr Will. Monson his Daughter y 12. Decēb. 8 |9| h. 11. ant h. 11. \45./ ant m 1618. /strangly handled wth epilepticall fits\

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 111r (upper right part of page)

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CASE48096: Horary consultation concerning Anne Colman (PERSON29204)

Question asked by the patient on 18 January 1619 at 12:00

RN An Colemā of litle Brickhill 44 y Ian 1{illeg}|8| h. 10 12. 1619 /strangly handled wth fits ye mother suspecteth witchery\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 143v (upper right part of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/search?f1-has-astro-chart=Yes;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AFits%20and%20convulsions;f4-question-asked=Medical, accessed 29 May 2020.