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CASE45041: Horary consultation concerning William Athew (PERSON27520)

Question asked by the patient on 31 May 1617 at 12:30

RN Will Athew of Easton Mawdyt about 15 or 16 {y} ant{sic} 1617 may 31. h {sic} hor 12 30 p m 1617. light headed a weeke & doth laugh & was in prsenc.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 198, f. 181v (upper right part of page)

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CASE47346: Decumbiture for Richard Sanders (PERSON35065)

Question asked by the patient on 22 August 1618 at 14:00

RN Rich Sanders of Han Shenly 20 y Aug. 21 h. 9. 30 p m 1618 taken falled into a sudden strang laughing did nothing but laugh

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 5r (upper right part of page)

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CASE64626: Decumbiture for Mrs Mary Mariot (PERSON54259)

Question asked by the patient on 21 September 1627 at 12:30

RN mres may {sic} had her first fits Se{p}{sic} \Sept/ 11. h. 8. 20 p m 1627 /will laugh in her fits\1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘had 30 fits of the mother’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 220r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE74517: Horary consultation concerning Mr Theophilus Smith (PERSON59058)

Question asked by Mr Robert Smith (PERSON59054) on 4 May 1632 at 10:30

RN Mr Theophilus Smyth 23 y may 4 h. 10. 30 ant m 1632. |of of {sic} weeden beck his sonne|

[Astrological Chart]

his sone given now sinc he left physick to overmutch talking to himselfe & to mutch laughing.

yet sent for a litle Child of his neighbers Th Allen

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 416, p. 134 (bottom right part of page)

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CASE33081: Horary consultation concerning Thorpe (PERSON25723)

Question asked by William Thorpe (PERSON25724) on 18 March 1608 at 12:00

RN Williā Thorpe his child of Blūnā a yere 2 yeres old thre the next thre week before whitsūtyde {illeg}|O|n sonday halfe an houre. before son rising marti 18 h. 12. 1608 quærit pater filio sine s {sic} cōsensu. pyneth will laugh & then ill ready to dye /

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 229, f. 72r (upper left part of page)

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CASE38634: Horary consultation concerning Henry Thomson (PERSON36005)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37592) on 2 September 1611 at 12:00

RN Henry Tomson of lowton. 25 y {T} Septemb. 2 . h. 12. 1611.

mopish & foolish almost every day alike. & will laugh at his owne folly.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 200, f. 158r (upper left part of page)

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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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CASE54818: Horary consultation concerning Anne Walker (PERSON60986)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39530) on 20 August 1622 at 09:00

RN An Walker of litle Woulford 26 y. A {sic} a mayden Aug 20 h. 9. ant m. 1622 she was prsent1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘distracted prateth to her selfe cōtinually & laugheth’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 35v (upper right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE62977: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Catherine Shotbolt (PERSON58690)

Question asked by Mr Pritchard (PERSON57130) on 18 October 1626 at 15:30

RN on Mr Silvester cane {sic} to ne {sic} for on mes Silvester Katherin Shatbolt of warrick shere yt |yt| laugheth & weepeth & is mopish for ye space of 4 y or there about to vndertake her vppō the motion of on Mr Pritchad a pracher of Ol|c|ly wh{ere} D smyth did Dwell octob 18 h. 3 30 p m 1626.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 320r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE63016: Horary consultation concerning Goody Mary Morgan [Smith] [Mrs Mary Smith] (PERSON33376)

Question asked by the patient on 26 October 1626 at 09:30

RN Mary Morgā of Gothurst 26 y octob 26 9. 30 ant m 1626.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘light headed talketh mtch {sic} & laugheth’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 326v (upper right part of page)

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CASE75781: Horary consultation concerning Mr Richard Cockman (PERSON46457)

Question asked by the patient on 26 October 1632 at 14:00

RN Mr Cockmā \of Welling Woullyson/ octob 36 {sic} h. 2 p m. 1632 |will take no clyster but willing to take| |will laugh & be mery. talketh mutch a Cough a cold.|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 214, p. 99 (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE60464: Horary consultation concerning John Johnson (PERSON52584)

Question asked by the patient on 17 May 1625 at 16:20

RN Iohn: Ihounson. of this {towne} 28. y. may. 17. h. 4 20 a|p| m 1625.

he laughed rage & spake of a wench called Bun{illeg} \Eliz: Bungie Burnabee./ that he would have & spake extragavants1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘In a very mad moode.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 217, f. 93v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE10120: Horary consultation concerning Mary Bridges (PERSON9997) and Judith Bridges (PERSON9995)

Question asked by Bridges (PERSON9994) on 29 February 1600 at 09:30

RN Mary Bridges of Wicken 15 y. full of aches in her lims & bones & cannot abyde any to touch her is caried to bed. bye her other sister Iude Bridges lyeth as on in a traunce & will laugh at them. febr. 29 die  {sic} 9. 30 y. {sic} ant m. 1600.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 202, f. 4r (upper left part of page)

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CASE11744: Decumbiture for Susan Blundell (PERSON9824)

Question asked by the patient between 11 October 1598 at 07:45 and 12 October 1598 at 08:30

RN Susan Blundell toke her fit by some foolish vision & sight at what time she laughed & sawe Goody Greene & goody Nichols flinging of trenchers & when it tooke her as they say shee cryed out vppon Goody Barnwell. the 13 of Novemb. die . h noctis circ 12 1596.

[Partial Astrological Chart]

Susan Blundell

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 42r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE24796: Horary consultation concerning Sara Paulin (PERSON34115)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37309) on 19 May 1610 at 12:50

RN Sara Poling of North Crowlye 40 y may 19 h {sic}. hor. 1. \12 50/ p m 1610 /sine consensu.\ |calleth vppon god|1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘mopish foolish sencles. raveth & laugheth.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 239, f. 39r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE37025: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Trip (PERSON25810)

Question asked by Trip (PERSON25806) on 12 February 1610 at 19:16

RN {illeg}|O|n of Wickam for his wife who is senceles & foolish first mopish & despairing & nowe is {sic} doth laugh & singe & knoweth not what febr 12 h 7. 16 p m 16i0. sine cōsensu.

Elisab. Trippe 26 y 9 y maryed. 2 childrē of Wickam. youngest a year old.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 203, f. 238r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE44050: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth West (PERSON36673)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON38138) on 4 November 1616 at 13:00

RN Eliz: West of Hiempferyes 38 y novēb. 4 h. 1. p m 16i6 /sine consensu.\ |taken wth a dead palsy. light headen.| |convulsions eyther laugfest or weepeth in her good senc speach taken away|1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘dead palsy’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 198, f. 18v (upper left part of page)

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CASE49405: Horary consultation concerning Mr John Collins (PERSON29175)

Question asked by Dr Michael Jarman (PERSON32083) on 31 July 1619 at 18:15

RN Mr Iermyn sent me the butler of Corpus chri colledg. who is foolish by fits & vseth often to laugh & smyle Iuly 31. h {sic} hor. 6. 15 p m 1619 /at this tyme the Mr Iermyn\

[Astrological Chart]

Mr Iermyn sent me a letter in the behalfe of sottish mā Butler of Corp chri colledg & I saw the ty at this tyme. This mā hath \bene/ at some seasons of the yeare distempered in his braynes.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 235, f. 132r (upper left part of page)

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CASE73937: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Jane Cresset (PERSON47278)

Question asked by the patient on 5 March 1632 at 17:00

RN Mres Crescet of Edmunton 24 21. h. 5: p m. 1632 /doth laught in her feetes\ /epileps. matricis\ /sencles\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 212, p. 483 (upper left part of page)

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CASE16959: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Olny (PERSON14562)

Question asked by Olny (PERSON14561) on 19 May 1602 at 09:45

RN Agnys Olny 38 y of Tebworthe in Chalgrave maij 19. hor. 9. 45. ant m. 1602. /maritus vxore furiosa et insaniētē sencles hath no vse of her wits. h {sic} light headed\ /a frenticke woman mad & laugh & inc mistermeth.\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 221, f. 50r (upper left 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%3ALaughing, accessed 15 November 2019.