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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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CASE62462: Horary consultation concerning Lady Anne Twisden (PERSON60638)

Question asked by the patient on 27 May 1626 at 13:00

RN The lady Twisden of London 51. y. may 27 h {sic} hor. 1 p. m 1626

[Astrological Chart]

by her sleeping & scouring she hath nutch {sic} mended sinc Sr will wrote Last yt is thursday last.

yet the last night was more troublesome then before

this Day cōplayneth of a sournes rising out of her stomake supposeth yt a vomyt would doe her good yet dare not to adventur it by reason of her weaknes & scowring. wch we dare not to stay seing the goodnes of it yet fyndeth no aptnes to cast but a soure belching

desyreth a nother box of the pils 10 and an answ to his lett & to this.

The lady Twisden of London may 27 h 1. p m 1626

very weake & feeble yet sitteth vp & eateth prty well. scoureth mtch {sic} hath a soure belching yet no aptnes to cast.

would know wheathr fit to give her a vomyt considering her \great/ weaknes & sither her scouring Doth her so mutch good craveth an answere to his forme & to this Letter also.

wheathr any other course for mending of the sourenes will not helpe wth out a vomyt.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, ff. 224v-225r (f. 224v middle left, f. 224v bottom, and f. 225r upper left)

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CASE61683: Interrogation (Receiving message) concerning Sir Thomas Middleton [the son] (PERSON33214) and Mrs Christian Napier [Young Lady Ersfeild] (PERSON33479) and Lady Mary Middleton [Sandy] [Napier] (PERSON25254) and Mr Richard Napier [the nephew] [Sir Richard Napier] (PERSON18784)

Question asked by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 27 February 1626 at 14:00 and 28 February 1626 at 11:40

RN I receaved a letter frō Sr Th. Mydleton & the lady Earsfild & old Sr Rob Napeir feb {illeg} 27. h 7. 3|4|0. p m. 1625|6| frō Sr Rob touching Rich busynes yt he would goe to London & see what he can doe wth the Archebishop.

2. frō Sr Th nydleton & the lady Earfild touching the lady Midletons conv{ul}sive c{illeg}|rā|ping cholick |feb: 27. h. 7. 20 p m 1626|1

[Astrological Chart]

cōmendeth her pils best.

Notes:

1 ‘a wynd cholick c{illeg}|rā|ping & convulsiv’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 105v (upper right part of page)

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CASE62447: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON40322)

Question asked by the patient on 25 May 1626 at 10:15

RN a womā for her left arme lame a fortnight mutch burning may 25 h. 10. 15 ant m 1626 /Left arme lame\1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘left arme exceeding full of ach payne burning & pric’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 222r (upper right part of page)

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CASE62503: Horary consultation concerning Michael Adams (PERSON42480)

Question asked by Mr Baker (PERSON43238) on 31 May 1626 at 07:00

RN Michaell Adams of Over. 43. y. may 31. . h 7. ant m. 1626.

[Astrological Chart]

melanch false feares touching sathans illusions fearfulnes of synne |apt to sleepe|1

Mr Baker wrote in his behalfe

Notes:

1 ‘a mynd mtch troubled wth false conceit & illusions 3 y’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 231v (upper left part of page)

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CASE62545: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Twisden (PERSON60639)

Question asked by the patient on 3 June 1626 at 20:30

RN The younger gentlewomā mrs \An/ T{illeg}|w|isdon sent me a lettr Mres An Twisden 20 y Iune 3 h {sic} hor 8. 30 p m 1626

at her stomack

would weare some playster for her backe yt had a good smell

afrayd to be let blood yet will she sayth henc forth if I will advise her therto.

would have some cōfortable thing to breake wynd for her stomack to digest her meate.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 238r (upper left part of page)

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CASE62615: Horary consultation concerning Mr William Sharpe (PERSON35220)

Question asked by the patient between 19 December 1626 at 16:20 and 20 December 1626 at 09:00

RN Mr Sharpe of Roaleson in Leycester sheere 46. y. the 24 of Iuly all his life tyme troubled wth obstructions & a cold raw stomack & wynd & a {g}ydynes in his head & a coldnes in the top of his head & is forced to rub his head to restoare it to senc      fyndeth good in garlick

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 255r (bottom right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE62792: Horary consultation concerning Goody Mun (PERSON33445)

Question asked by Mr Henry Mun (PERSON14315) on 4 December 1626 between 13:30 and 13:39

RN Henry Mon of Woulvrton for his wife swelled every where belly legs {a}rms yet {tady} now & {th}{en} Decēbr 4 . h. 1. 3{illeg} {p} m. 1626

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 290r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE62858: Decumbiture for John Fisher (PERSON48989)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40357) on 3 October 1626 between 10:45 and 11:30

RN Iohn fisher a yere old borne on Barth eve was a twelfmonth being . h. 10 30 at|p| m. 1626.

fell sick on thursday Last wth strong fits swonding & putting out the tongue now the \violent/ fits gone hath a burning feaver

It fell sick sept 28 h. 12. 1626.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 301r (upper right part of page)

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CASE61268: Horary consultation concerning Savage (PERSON58308)

Question asked by Savage (PERSON58301) on 9 November 1625 at 14:30

RN on Savage of Tiffild came to me for his Daughter of 23 y troubled in mynd by a dreame yt Sathan put into her head by wch by fits she is sorely troubled novēb. 9 h. 2. 30 p m. 1625

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 38r (upper left part of page)

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CASE61285: Horary consultation concerning Sara Eden (PERSON48315)

Question asked by the patient on 13 November 1625 at 08:30

RN Sara Eden gravida a{illeg}|n|d looketh to be layd about a fortnight henc brought her water novēb 13 h. 8. 30 ant m 1625

troubled in mynd wth an evill Dreams {sic}

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 41r (upper right part of page)

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CASE61434: Horary consultation concerning Mary Hobs (PERSON51646)

Question asked by the patient on 27 December 1625 at 16:30

RN Mary Hobs of Hāmelton 35. y. a mayden Decēbr 27. h. 4. 30 p m. 1625

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 63v (upper right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE61955: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Hooper (PERSON51806) and Little Frances Napier (PERSON55169)

Question asked by Thomas Hooper (PERSON51806) on 4 April 1626 at 16:39

RN Th: Hoo: serv to young Sr Robart 24 y Ap {4} . h. 4: 39 p m 162{6}

Sr Robats child 2 y old a wench burneth mutch francis eares impostume{d}

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 148v (upper right part of page)

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CASE62268: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Goodyear [Bambridg] (PERSON50140)

Question asked by the patient on 5 May 1626 at 07:00

RN Mres An Goddiar a londyner a widow strang mother fi{ts} {sic} fits 2: y. may 5. h 7 ant m 1626

Mres An Goddiar \was/ troubled wth strang fits of the mother mother {illeg} {a} widow her father Mr Bambridg in the Strand agaynst Checker Lane at the signe of the black spread {E}agle may 5 h 7 ant m 1626

a Daughter of on Mr Iohn Brarmridg now a widow wth 5 children sent to me 2 y sinc of whom I tooke speciall notes may 5 h. 7. 30 ant m 1626 mutch like my lady Iennings Daughter Desyreth yt I should looke over my bookes & send the same things

In the Strand agaynst Checker lane at the blacke spread Eagle

Her name is Anne Goodyeare of the Strand may 5 . h. 7. ant m 1626

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, ff. 193v-194r (f. 193v middle left, f. 193v bottom centre, f. 193v bottom right, f. 193v bottom left, and f. 194r upper left)

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CASE62307: Horary consultation concerning Lady Dorothy Piggot (PERSON14938)

Question asked by the patient on 9 May 1626 at 14:45

RN My lady pigget of Lēborough. 34 y may 9 h. 2 45 p m 1626

[Astrological Chart]

|terms stopt 7. weakes| tooke her dyet drink a fortnight sinc troubled wth ye pils|e|s & what to doe for the piles & wheathr to continue her physick drink 4 tyes {sic} it wrought

her sisters physick wroght not wel & thinketh it is to late to take any more/

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 199r (middle left, and bottom parts of page)

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CASE62316: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Frances Blowfild [Old Mrs Blowfild] (PERSON28164)

Question asked by the patient on 10 May 1626 at 16:00

RN Mres francis Blowfild {illeg} of flitwick 50|4|. y. may 10 hor 4. p m 1626.

she is clogged at her stomack ready to stop her wynd

her flux downward somwhat stayd yet voydeth mutch thick blood at her nose in clotters

she Desyreth some of her old syrop yt she had in may Last

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 200v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE62395: Horary consultation concerning Mary Goyn (PERSON50179)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40317) on 20 May 1626 at 15:30 or at 16:00

RN mary Goyn of Hanslop 2 y & a halfe may 20 h {sic} hor. 3. 30 \4./ p m 1626

[Astrological Chart]

the child prsent wth a great big belly all pyned in ye lys. hips.1

Notes:

1 ‘pyned & cōsum’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 214r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE62491: Horary consultation concerning Grace Ridge (PERSON57623)

Question asked by the patient on 30 May 1626 at 09:00

RN Grace Ridg of Elstoe 30. y. may 30 h. 9. ant m 1626 sinc Easter lame in her armes back & legs right syde full of ach.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 229r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE62630: Horary consultation concerning Sir James Evington (PERSON30260)

Question asked by the patient on 22 December 1626 at 16:45

RN Sr Iames \Evington/ sent hiswater 30 y Decēb 22 h. 5. p 4. 45 p m. 1626 /subiect to melanch\

[Astrological Chart]

Sr Iames Evington sent his water enquiring my Consayle for his spots & issue yt will not be stayd notwthstanding all the physick he hath taken Decēb 22 h. 5. p m 1626

Wheathr good to have an issue in his left arme

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, ff. 258v-259r (f. 258v upper right, and f. 259r upper left)

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CASE62721: Horary consultation concerning Young Lady Tyrrell [Mrs Elizabeth Tyrrell] (PERSON25845)

Question asked by the patient on 18 January 1627 at 13:00

RN The Lady Tyrrell of Thorneton. 56 y Ian 17|8| {sic} 18 h. 1. p m. 1627

[Astrological Chart]

craveth my Consayle for her rheme & cough teeth gone & wasted

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 277r (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-number-of-astrologers=Single%20astrologer;f2-shelfmark=MS%20Ashmole%20224;f3-question-asked=Medical, accessed 29 February 2020.