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CASE11932: Horary consultation concerning Toucher (PERSON16500)

Question asked by the patient on 3 January 1599 at 12:09

RN Mr {sic} Charels Tutcher Charles at Stonystratford at the swan of 2 neckes. 45. sick this fortnight. sonewhat {sic} Costive shee doth bleede & is very mutch stuffed in her chest can scarce tak her winde. ready to sound a grosse & fat woman. sent a poer woman. Ian. 3. die . h. 12. 9. mi. 1599. \at 1. p m /|twice & thrice a day bleedeth at ye nose. half a pint at a time \every othr daye/|

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Charels Touchers wife hath not had her termes this 6 yeres her stomack hoven & her hed ill & backe her wombe & chest stuffed short winded. hart ill water good. yellowe but thin. taken a greefe for payment of monyes for her husb. brother for s{ur}tiship. 200li

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 77r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE30095: Horary consultation concerning Lady Grace Fortescue [Grace Manners] (PERSON19647) and Young Mrs Frances Fortescue (PERSON19648)

Question asked by Lady Grace Fortescue [Grace Manners] (PERSON19647) on 20 December 1605 at 12:00

RN my ladye fortiscue of Saldon sent for a quart of bugloes watr decē{b} 20 h. 12. 1605.

& h|M|res francis fortiscue greene sicknes left syde cough

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 216, f. 257v (upper right part of page)

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CASE64308: Horary consultation concerning Lady Mitton (PERSON54830) and Mrs Magdalen Napier [Mitton] [Sandy] (PERSON33485)

Question asked by Lady Mitton (PERSON54830) and Mrs Magdalen Napier [Mitton] [Sandy] (PERSON33485) on 20 July 1627 at 18:30 or at 19:40

RN Receaved a lettr the lady Mytton Iuly 20 h. 6 30 p m 1627 hath casted 3 weekes. would have a playster for the spleene

sent her things agaynst next fryday.

Mres mytton \my Cosen magd myt{ton}/ sent Iuly 20 h: 7 40 p m 1627

hath casteth 3 weekes Craveth my Consell & also a playst for ye spleene

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 167r-v (f. 167r middle left, and f. 167v upper right)

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CASE64589: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Elizabeth Marsh (PERSON14007) and Abbot [Marsh] (PERSON54311)

Question asked by Mrs Elizabeth Marsh (PERSON14007) on 14 September 1627 at 17:30

RN My Cosen Marsh the older sent me a kind letter to signify yt after my clyster & blood letting she was well for 4 days & then payned as before in her hed & arme so greevously betwixt 4 & 5 p m cōnoly {sic} Sept 14. h. 5. 30 p m 1627 she sent to Cambridg to Mr Crane he gave her a pils|l| & also a clyster

had the horse leaches & they were {illeg} naught.

took my pils & Dyet drink & did well for the tyme

her Daughter fond mtch {sic} good by her playster Desyreth a nother & a recept of it

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 214r (upper left part of page)

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CASE66092: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Kent (PERSON52814)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40662) on 14 May 1628 at 17:00

RN Agnys Kent of Moulsoe almost 5 quarters borne on Palme sonday last was twelfmonth about some {sic} rising sent to me May 14. . h. 5. p m. 1628.

It is pyned & cōsumed belly hard & voydeth wormes living 6. wasteth in the body. was nurced by goody Keburne. goody Keburne came into another nurces house & would needes suckle it, wheathr the nurce would or no & sinc mutch amys & it swounded twice to day belly very hard flesh quite wasted was not well tended by goody Keburne face swelled buttocke black & blewe. cānot stand vppon the lyms the child prsent wth goody Alton of Moulsoe it did batle well vnder this nurce vntill goody Keburne her former nurce would suckle it force tooke some surfet.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 32r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12322: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Faith Gibbs (PERSON12125)

Question asked by the patient on 26 April 1599 at 09:30

RN fayth Gibbes of Wicken 46. amisse in her sinewes cannot gripe any thing wth her hands so feeble & weake sometimes in hir feete & knees all swollen & keepe there naturall colour. of a good cōplex. & light harte. sent to me this 26 of Ap. h. 9. 30. ant m. 1599. a great paine in her armes. could not cut her meate.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 140v (upper left part of page)

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CASE28714: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Jane Rolte (PERSON15450) and Elizabeth Seddon [Baldwin] (PERSON20731)

Question asked by Mrs Jane Rolte (PERSON15450) on 19 April 1605 at 11:15

RN Mres Rolt \Iane Rolt/ of Bonyst sent to me to know wheathr shee be wth child or no Apr. 19 h. 11. 15 ant m. 1605. y {sic} 29 y.

Elisabeth Baudwyne at the same tyme her syster. 20 yeres.

Also for her sistr who is troubled wth great hedach & a bad stomacke & cānot Digest keepeth her bed

|Mres| Iane Rolt of Bonyst 29 y Apr 19 h. 11. 15 ant m 1605

quærit an sit gravida

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 216, f. 51r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12125: Horary consultation concerning Anne Hammond (PERSON12509)

Question asked by the patient on 22 March 1599 at 13:10

RN An Haman 56 of litle brickhill: sick ever sinc Christmas not hart sick but swollen in her body & in her legs & very stiffe sent to me by her husband. Martij 22. die  {sic}. 1. 10. 1599. very costive & as if shee were st{oun}ge & cannot rise except shee be lifted. very cold & stiffe & short winded & leekely to die 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 109r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12355: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Harwood (PERSON12627)

Question asked by the patient on 1 May 1599 at 08:35

RN Agnes Harwood of Cosgrave 50 yeres payned in her legs & body. hoven in the neither side of her belly as it were an impostume very sicke wthall & vomiteth vp every daye what serve {sic} shee taketh. sent to me this first of may. 8|h|or 8. 30|5|. p|a|nt m. 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 145v (upper left part of page)

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CASE48601: Nativity for Mrs Frances Digby (PERSON29826)

Question asked by the patient on 1 May 1619 no earlier than 16:40

RN Mres francis Digbye Sr Evarets sister nata the tuesday before the 30 of novēbr. before 7 in ye morning /1588.\ send for my Directions may 1. hhor {sic} 4. 40 p m 1619. /vnmayed {sic}\ |30 y|

mutch troubled wth melanch pass apt to weep wthout any iust case.

nata Octob 29 h. 7. ant m 1588. a great heavynes in ye stomacke & a beating & trembling at the hart. wth a |continuall| payne at her hart at yt tyme of all on her left syde

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 347v (upper left part of page)

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CASE64504: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Matthews (PERSON33106) and St John (PERSON59436) and Mrs St John (PERSON59434)

Question asked by Mrs Matthews (PERSON33106) on 23 August 1627 at 11:20

RN Mres mathew of Brodyn sent her owne water & another eyther of the Mres sant Iohn or else her Daughter 16 y old Aug 23 h. 11. 20 ant m 1627.

boath vrys {sic} good but thin

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 227, f. 197r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE12386: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Faith Gibbs (PERSON12125)

Question asked by the patient on 5 May 1599 at 10:30

RN Mres fayth Gybbes 50 sent to me againe the 5 of May. for a stiffnes in t & swelling & knobbes in t her wrest & inside of her wrests & hands, for a paine in her sinewes an {sic} an ache in her bones, hands & knees. altering from place to place. die . h. 10. 30 m ant m. 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 151r (upper right part of page)

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CASE64289: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Elizabeth Marsh (PERSON14007)

Question asked by the patient on 17 July 1627 at 17:00

RN my deere Cosen she Marsh sent vnto me Iuly 17. h. 5. p m. 1627. /deus benedicat Cognatæ meæ\

[Astrological Chart]

\no good of ye oyntnent {sic}/ her head ill & mutch payned, the vayns in her tēples swelled & arme so weake yt she cānot vse it & the vaynes be sore to her foote

extremely payned

desyrous to have williā Rufhead to let her blood

would have something to incease {sic} good blood

desyrous to know when to send her coach.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 164r (upper right part of page)

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CASE11564: Horary consultation concerning Mary Battison (PERSON16690)

Question asked by the patient on 19 July 1598 at 09:12

RN Mary R Vattison a widowe 60 yeres old. mittit consilio et morbi remedio. / Iulij 19 th die . h. 9. 12. m. /short winded & puffed vp in her cheste/\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 3r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE32896: Horary consultation concerning Agnes [Anne] Sandy [Stocker] [Berry] [Napier] [Stock] (PERSON15611)

Question asked by Sir Robert Sandy [Napier] [Baronet] [Old Sir Robert Napier] [Mr Robert Sandy [Napier]] (PERSON6315) on 27 February 1608 at 16:30

RN my brothr Sandy sent me a letter touching Mr Shaxtons cony catching of ve\r/y Cony Catchers indede feb 27. h {sic} hor 4. 30 p m 1608. yet writeth yt he now will not goe but yt his fathr would have him come to Oxford & my brothr if he cā will get him 20 lib. to goe to Oxford.

[Astrological Chart]

quærit vtrū An Stocker peius se habeat ob maritū. eodē tempore/

quærit morbi causā et medla an intollerable itching in the fundamēt ready to pull of her hea{illeg}

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 229, f. 45r (upper right part of page)

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CASE52066: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Dorothy Brograve (PERSON44916)

Question asked by the patient on 22 February 1621 at 14:00

RN Mres Brograve of Braffyn in Hartfordsheere hard by Putchkinge 40|5| y feb. 22 h. 2. p m 162i

[Astrological Chart]

hed gydie full of melancholy would know what tyme best for physick & wheathr she should come over. & craveth my prayers

would have to be cast & made the 24 of feb some S of . a f{ur} & more here after

wth a note of there vertues & what certenty of there effects & ve oatus would know the best tyes {sic} for S of & & the worst tyes {sic} a fit tyme to come vnto me

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 233, f. 64v (upper left, middle centre, bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE53814: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON62405)

Question asked by Mr Wyllyson [Woullyson] (PERSON62401) on 4 April 1622 at 19:00

RN Mr Woullyston Ap 4 h 7 p m 1622

a purg dyet drink the {lees} of the mother & convulsion are all turned vp to the brayne mopish will not give on word leane /sine consensu.\

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he sendeth only for stuffe to make a dyet drink to be delivered vnto Mres mockete at Barnet./

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 223, f. 41r (upper right part of page)

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CASE11797: Horary consultation concerning Margaret Thorne (PERSON16417)

Question asked by the patient on 13 November 1598 at 12:06

RN Margaret Tarelton \Thorne/ the wife of Will Tarelton a tealer \of Newport./ 40 yeres old 16 yeres maried sick & hath had her disease growing vppon her this 12 monets {sic} & better quærit novemb. it taketh her every foote. Novemb. 13 die . h. 12. 6. mi 1598. shee was so weak shee could not come but sent her servant mead it ariseth from her hart vpward to her throot ready to stop her winde

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 51v (bottom right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE12376: Horary consultation concerning Goodwife Charity Ashburnor [Ashbourne] [Ashburton] (PERSON9240)

Question asked by the patient on 4 May 1599 at 05:48

RN Goody Ashburnoure very sorely pained in her head light headed & swelled in her face very red. can take no sleepe nor rest. sent to me. may 4. die . h. 5. 48. mi ant m 1599 hath not had her couses {sic} this two yeres. bledeth nowe & then at the nose.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 149v (bottom right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE21915: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON18701)

Question asked by Mr Tyrringham (PERSON18812) on 13 January 1605 at 09:00

RN Mr Tyrringhās mead of Tyrringhā 24 y Ian. 13 h. 9. ant m 1605. suffocat matricis strange fits eithr of mothr or apop. litharg.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1

sleepy. Lethargye

speachles skreameth only

’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 214r (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-patient-sex=Female;f2-how-did-it-take-place=Question%20sent;f3-practitioner=Mr%20Richard%20Napier%20%5BSandy%5D%20%5BRichard%20Napier%20%5BSenior%5D%5D%20%28PERSON5218%29;f4-question-asked=Medical, accessed 31 March 2020.