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CASE12717: Horary consultation concerning Mr Thomas Longueville (PERSON13776)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON17725) on 18 September 1599 at 16:15

RN a Gentleman of came to me yt I would come to Mr Longfild of Brodwell who is at this instant mutch out of tem. in his wits Septemb. 18. die h. 4. 15 p m. 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 206r (upper right part of page)

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CASE15790: Horary consultation concerning John Harbarte (PERSON12522)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON18114) on 25 October 1603 at 15:30

GJ Iohn Harberd of Bowbrickhill 41 y. Octob. 25 ho 3 30 p. m. 1603.

Distraught of his witt ever since thursday

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 207, f. 152r (upper right part of page)

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CASE36079: Horary consultation concerning Joan Aborn (PERSON21758)

Question asked by the patient on 30 June 1609 at 08:00

RN Ione Aburne of Chelson & Caucot 28 y Iune 30 h. 8 ant m 1609.

mente magis quā aio laborat her sucking child about six moneth old.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 203, f. 86r (upper left part of page)

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CASE36532: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Chester (PERSON22488)

Question asked by the patient on 15 September 1609 at 14:15

RN Elis. Chester of Maldon not well in her wits. 28 y a widow Sept 15 h. 2 15. p m 1609

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 203, f. 158r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE68114: Horary consultation concerning Alice Glover (PERSON30929)

Question asked by the patient on 8 April 1629 at 09:50

RN Alce Glover of newp in {sic} distracted in her wits 40 y Ap 8 h 9 50 ant m 1629 Distracted

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 407, f. 126v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE21150: Horary consultation concerning John Archer (PERSON9196)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON18602) on 26 April 1604 at 12:00

GJ Iohn Archer of Lidlington 19 y. Aprill 26 ho 12 in mer. 1604 RN |foolish in his wits & raveth.| GJ

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 92v (upper left part of page)

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CASE23797: Horary consultation concerning Sara Pendred (PERSON34220)

Question asked by Pendred (PERSON34216) on 12 August 1614 at 06:25

RN Sara Pendred of Dunstable 45 y Aug 12. h. 6. 25. ant m. 1614. maritus vxore sine consensu.

[Astrological Chart]

brought a bed on monday last was sennet

he came for his wife who is distracted of her wits & did scratch her husb. yesterday & yet a very godly & a religious womā yt cānot sleepe nor take any rest.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 237, f. 68v (upper left part of page)

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CASE28716: Horary consultation concerning Sara Musgrave [Blot] (PERSON20374)

Question asked by the patient on 19 April 1605 at 12:50

RN Sara Musgrave of Bletsoe 20 y maryed 2 y. 2 child Apr. 19 h. 12. 50 p m 1605 mente \valde/ angitr. n{c}|e|quit dormire./

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

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CASE38096: Horary consultation concerning John Nichols (PERSON33644)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSONGRP52) on 10 May 1611 at 08:15

RN Iohn Nichols of Kemolton a young mā mopish not well in his wyts may 10. h. 8. 15 p|a|nt m 1611. the parish would send him to me.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 93v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE38502: Horary consultation concerning Henry Thomson (PERSON36005) and Thomson (PERSON36015)

Question asked by Thomson (PERSON35997) on 1 August 1611 at 12:00

RN Henry Tomson of lowton 26. y. Iuly a batcheler. August 1. . h. 12. 1611.

Distēpered in his wits. pater filio sine consensu./.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 141r (upper right part of page)

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CASE53823: Diary entry

Written by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) between 7 April 1622 at 10:30 and 8 April 1622 at 11:00

RN R N forgot vntill after the wo\r/ds were spoken to baptize wth water Sharps son child Iohn Ap 7 h. 10 30 ant m 1622 /my wits now somewhat confused\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 223, f. 43r (upper left part of page)

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CASE54560: Horary consultation concerning Richard Morrish (PERSON54984)

Question asked by the patient on 6 July 1622 at 09:30

RN Rich Morrice of Stony stratford serv to Mich Boughy. 28 y Iuly 6 h {sic} hor 9. 30 ant m 1622 wits troubled & mynd

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 178v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE58839: Horary consultation concerning Mr Robert Hustwhat (PERSON52224)

Question asked by the patient on 28 July 1624 at 06:00

RN Mr Rob: Hustwate of Bring|t|on 32. y. a batch. Iuly. 28. . h. 6 p|a|nt m. 1624. /studijs mens distracta {frangitr}\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 402, f. 27r (upper right part of page)

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CASE16945: Horary consultation concerning Goody Joan Walbank (PERSON16731)

Question asked by the patient on 18 May 1602 at 09:36

RN Ione Walbancke of Cosgrave 52|5| y. Maij 18 h. 9. 3{illeg}|6| ant m. 1602.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1melanch laborat et fantasijs varijs et turbatr mēte.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 221, f. 48r (upper left part of page)

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CASE38233: Horary consultation concerning Joan Hull (PERSON31962)

Question asked by the patient on 10 June 1611 at 14:30

RN Ione Hull of wavendon I 60 72 y Iune 10 h. 1|2|. 30 p m 1611. cōplayneth of her hed & wits. & cānot praye & is troubled in her mynd & cānot i{illeg} in the mould of her head./

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 108r (upper right part of page)

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CASE63409: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Craste (PERSON47249)

Question asked by Grace Fane [Countess of Westmorland] [Lady le Dispenser] [Lady de la Spencer] (PERSON48708) on 15 March 1627 at 14:25

RN The noble lady of Westmorland \de la Spencer/ young Sr Rob Napers sister in Law by the maryg of her sister she Directed a letter to me touching a gentlewomā yt wayteth on her on Mres Crost 21 y march. 15 h. 2. 25 p m 1627 /of Aptharpe\ /her wits & menory {sic} decayed & cānot be kept in her\1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘sec\l/es & furious’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 24r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE12750: Horary consultation concerning Judith Phillips (PERSON14908)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON17730) on 26 September 1599 at 10:30

RN Iudith Phylips of Newp 9 y. old. sept. 26 die . h. 10. 2|3|0. ant m. 1599 every foote sicke. vomiteth & is fometh at the mouth & hath no rēmēbr: troubled in her wits. fearet {sic} falling sick{nes}

[Blank Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 209v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE31915: Horary consultation concerning Anne Herick (PERSON23738)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON26430) on 31 July 1607 at 09:00 or at 09:30 or at 10:30

RN An Herick of Collintree: 16 y Iuly 31 . h. 9. ant m. 1607

[Partial Astrological Chart]

An Herick of Collingtree by Mylton hard by Gayston 16 y Iuly 31. h. 9 \10 30/ ant m. 1607. sine consensu1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘wits & mynd troubled.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 193, f. 254r-v (f. 254r bottom right, and f. 254v upper left)

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CASE63782: Horary consultation concerning Joan Parkinson (PERSON56153)

Question asked by Mr Hammond (PERSON50735) on 1 May 1627 at 15:30

RW Ioane Parkinson of Pirton in Hartfordsheire. y. 20. d. . h: 3. 30. p: m: Maij. 1o. 1627. moopish this tweluemoneth, distracted of her witts: fell ill first vpon a beatinge by her dame: no sence or vnderstandinge at all, nor a word frō her can be gotten vnlesse they anger her, & then she bids a rat on them they trouble her. hath them well. eateth vnreasonably mr Hamond wrote for her in her behalfe a lustie wench

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 82v (upper left part of page)

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CASE18188: Horary consultation concerning Joseph Shawe (PERSON15737)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON18324) on 8 November 1602 at 11:25

RN Ioseph Shawe of Brafild in ye Green 16 y. novēbr 8 hor. 11. 25. ant m 1602. fat & hungry frighted in his bed & weakned in his wits & care not whō he striketh not sicke cōplayneth of sore{b}|n|es of his legs armes & sometymes hart.

vide Octob. 11.

cryeth out of a black mā. & black theefe.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 221, f. 236r (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%3AWits, accessed 12 November 2019.