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CASE21986: Decumbiture for Mrs Mary Woodward (PERSON17375)

Question asked by the patient between 22 February 1605 at 04:30 and 2 March 1605 at 08:30

RN Mary Woodward of Eston 20 y feb 22. h. 4. 30 ant m 1605 fell into a fitte me prsente.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 415, f. 226v (upper left part of page)

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CASE55762: Decumbiture for Mrs Jane Wingate (PERSON62031)

Question asked by the patient on 15 March 1623 at 13:20

RN had a sore fit about 8 p m 1623

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 218, f. 19r (bottom right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE16553: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Woodward (PERSON17375)

Question asked by the patient on 21 February 1605 at 09:45

GJ Mrs mary woodward of Easton Maudit 20 y. feb. 21 ho. 9: 45 a m. 1605

[Astrological Chart]

Taken wth Desperate fitt her first fitt began on tuesday last. tooke a conceit tly by hearing of mr Isak daughters of Fensham who as they report are possessed, & tly ex impatientia amoris

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 207, f. 236r (upper right part of page)

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CASE21984: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Woodward (PERSON17375)

Question asked by the patient on 21 February 1605 at 09:45

RN Mary Woodward of Easton Maudit 20 y febr 21. h 9. 45 ant m 16051

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘this woman hath divrse Desate melancholy fits’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 226r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE48338: Decumbiture for Goody Elizabeth Miller [Richardson] (PERSON15311)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON38561) on 9 March 1619 at 09:45

RN her fits take her cōmonly at 12 at mydnight march 8 h. 12 p m 1619 cryeth out of the divell

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 190v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE55138: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Tiplery (PERSON60202) and William Tiplery (PERSON60199)

Question asked by Tiplery (PERSON60200) on 21 October 1622 at 10:00

RN Elis Tiplady 23 y. nata maij 13. h. 10 p m 1599

her mother sent for her \the wench/ taken wth raging fits 2 y. by fits. onc a yere sent octob 2i h. 10 ant m 1622 halfe a yere since /raging & rayling on ther parent \in strang maner/\

Will. Typlady 7 y march h. 6. 30 ant m sent octob 21 h. 10 ant m 1622.

he hath bene taken wth 2 raging fits a quarter of a yere distance./

els well but by fits

Ther wench will lament her raging agayst {sic} her parents & neighbours & weepe for it but the child Doth not {see}

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 222, f. 89v (upper right part of page)

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CASE56903: Interrogation (Medical episode) concerning John Villiers [Lord Purbeck] (PERSON60854)

Question asked by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 16 August 1623 at 06:45 and 18 August 1623 at 15:00

RN My Lord would have me to pray & read the prayers of the cōon booke & ended well, then he would take that booke & say the visit of the sick & suddenly was taken wth an extreme furious passionat fit h. 7 ant m 1623.

my lord Purbeck 21 y. h 12 \6. 45/ in m {sic} 1623

[Astrological Chart]

after prayer asso{one} as he him self{e} would have rea{de} the visitation of {the} sick fell into {a} desp fur. fit1

Notes:

1 ‘a passionate fit.’ in chart

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 218, f. 193v, f. 194v (f. 193v bottom left, and f. 194v upper right)

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CASE42054: Decumbiture for Cicely Cowden (PERSON29433)

Question asked by the patient on 25 June 1615 at 10:40

RN Cicely Cowden of Newp. 15 y Iune 24. h {sic} hor 5. 20 p m 1615

[Astrological Chart]

at this tyme her laughing frentick fitt began.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 196, f. 49v (upper left part of page)

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CASE42170: Horary consultation concerning Sara Purney (PERSON34531)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37962) on 2 August 1615 at 13:45

RN Sara Purney of lowton 10 y the munday night 11. y|a|t night before miklemas next. Aug 2. h. 1. 45 p. m. 16i5 the child in prsenc /full of convulsion fits. like on distracted & senceles.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 196, f. 69v (upper left part of page)

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CASE58021: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Elizabeth Conyears [Berkeley] (PERSON44023)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39860) on 2 April 1624 at 12:30

RN Mr {sic} Barker Barkley. 26 y Ap. 2. had a strong fit cursīg swearing striking & flinging Ap 2. h. 12. 30 p. m. 16241

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘at this time strangly vexed.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 126v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE64428: Horary consultation concerning William King (PERSON52969)

Question asked by King (PERSON52930) on 10 August 1627 at 10:20

RN will: King of Newton longfild 15 weekes old last sonday at thre in the after noone his father came for him Aug 10 h. 10. 20 ant m 1627. raging & strugling fits & scoureth blood

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 185r (middle right part of page)

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CASE43965: Horary consultation concerning Mr Hinton (PERSON31690)

Question asked by the patient on 30 September 1616 at 11:00

RN Mr Hyntons vomyt wrought 24 houres was also let blood cōtinueth extreme sick. full of melancholy heavy fits day & night cā take no rest: very weake/ sept 30 h. 11. ant m 16i6.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 198, ff. 5v-6r (f. 5v upper left, and f. 6r upper left)

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CASE13536: Horary consultation concerning Goody Elizabeth Miller [Richardson] (PERSON15311)

Question asked by Goodman Thomas Richardson (PERSON15301) on 14 July 1598 at 07:45

RN Millers 1598 Iul. 14. die h. 7. mi. 12. 45 m. Thomas Richardson for his wife. to know what wilbe her end. about 30 yeres old. shee suspecteth shee hath bene bewitched light headed & talketh mutch of the devill shee can not speake sometimes in her fit letteth out her excrement.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 182, f. 209v (upper part of page)

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CASE26844: Horary consultation concerning Bridget Charnock (PERSON19261) and Richard Charnock (PERSON19257) and Old Mr Richard Charnock (PERSON19256)

Question asked by Old Mr Richard Charnock (PERSON19256) on 10 March 1606 at 15:30

RN Brydget Charnock 14 y march 10 h 3. 30 p m 1606. \hedach melancholy fits/

Rich. Charnock 14 y marh {sic} 10 h. 3. 30 p m 1606.

Old Mr Charnock him selfe.

itch hed ache sorow & greefe.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 215, f. 59v (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-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ADiseases%20of%20the%20mind%3A%3AFits%20%28passions%29, accessed 15 November 2019.