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CASE61241: Decumbiture for Mrs Dorothy Boyes (PERSON44613)

Question asked by Sir James Evington (PERSON30260) on 1 November 1625 at 07:30

RN craysie a month tak

but taken wth swounding fits on satterday h 10 ant m. 1625

octob 29 h. 10 ant m 1625

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 33v (upper right part of page)

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CASE73938: Interrogation (Medical episode) concerning Mrs Jane Cresset (PERSON47278)

Question asked by the patient on 3 May 1632 at 17:00

RN was taken this morning wth a fit h. 12. 30 p m 1632 /swounded at this tyme\

[Astrological Chart]

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

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CASE54188: Decumbiture for Alice Farren [Farrell] (PERSON48771)

Question asked by the patient on 17 May 1622 at 13:30

RN Alce farren was taken was taken {sic} wth 2 strong fits may 17. \16/ h. 8. 45 p m 1622 & then cānot sit still. ready to swound

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 106v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE47760: Decumbiture for Anne Bagnol (PERSON27598)

Question asked by the patient on 28 October 1618 at 11:38

RN had yesterday night about 12. an extreme fit lost her sences & knew no body for an houre nor could not speake octob. 27. h. 12. p m 1618.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 74r (middle, bottom left, and bottom right parts 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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CASE52239: Horary consultation concerning Lettice Sherman (PERSON58654)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON58651) on 29 March 1621 at 09:00

RN Lettice Shermā of Woulvrton 23 y march 29 h. 8 9. ant m. 162i

she came heather wth her mother. strang fits then swoūding in her bed as the falling sicknes or mother.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 233, f. 102r (upper left part of page)

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CASE32671: Interrogation (Medical episode) concerning Mr Haverly (PERSON12650)

Question asked by the patient on 30 January 1608 at 13:20

RN It taketh him every night wth cōvulsions ready to make him swound About 12. 1608 Ian 29. . h. 12.{sic} 11. 45. p m. 1608.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘gout hips & feete.’ in chart

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 229, f. 9r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE61573: Decumbiture for John Harburne (PERSON50812)

Question asked by Harburne (PERSON50814) on 1 February 1626 at 17:00

RN Iohn Harburne of Hartwell 60. y taken wth a swoundding fits Ian 30. h. 11 p m 1626

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 86r (upper left part of page)

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CASE63437: Decumbiture for Mr George Steward (PERSON59608)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40408) on 18 March 1627 at 12:00

RN March. 13. in ye morning about 7 fell into a convulsive swonding fits & had 4 sore fits

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 29v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE67836: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Young (PERSON62466)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40856) on 5 March 1629 at 15:00

RN {Eli}s: younge of Aynoe 3 y march 5. h 3. p m 1629 May 6 2 y ill & taken wth swonding fits boath vp & awake & also in his bed asleepe |sine Consensu|1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘epileps. 2 y.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 407, f. 75r (middle left, and bottom parts of page)

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CASE56841: Decumbiture for Mary Mustowe [Must] (PERSON55128)

Question asked by the patient on 6 August 1623 at 10:20

RN Mary Must taken wth her swelling & swounding fits 25 Aug. 4 h. 12. 1623

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 218, f. 186r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE59664: Horary consultation concerning Mary King (PERSON53004)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40019) on 19 January 1625 at 13:00

RN Mary King of Brōmā 23 weekes old to morowe Ian 19. h. 1 p. m. 1625 pr {sic} the child prsent {illeg} {sic} convulsion blacke in ye face & {fain}ting

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 402, f. 145r (upper left part of page)

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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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CASE57561: Horary consultation concerning Mr Oliver Boteler (PERSON28235)

Question asked by Lady Anne Boteler [Farrar] [Butler] (PERSON28242) on 3 January 1624 at 11:45

RN The lady \An/ Butler for her mr Oliver Butler 9 y next march bone {sic} 28 or 29 about 12 & on in the night. of Harolde sent to me for this child Ian 3 h {sic} hor 11. 45 ant m 1623 {sic}. extree {sic} weake & feeble & cā take no physick taken wth strang fits plucking his \right/ syde & rūneth to his back being holden harde & an extree {sic} cough almost halfe a yere. & is pyned & cā not stand nor goe Ill tong suspected

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 53r (upper right part of page)

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CASE57536: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON39790)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39791) on 30 December 1623 at 11:00

RN a litle child halfe yere old swoundeth & fometh as one having the falling sicknes. vexed wth many convulsive fits Decēb 30 h. 11 ant m. 1623.

goody Huccot next neighbour suspected

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 48r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE70232: Horary consultation concerning Thomas Wright (PERSON62335)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41103) on 14 March 1630 at 13:00

U[1628–30] Thomas write {illeg} was borne on \the next/ satterday at night after on michelmus was twelmounth, betweene a 11 or 12 at|or| i3, a Clock but cam to me at 1 of clock, ye 14th: of march 1630./

had a quiuorin & sounding on michelmus last & 3 Dayes the after ye small pox & then at shroftide & this last night had 3 fitts after the same manner a boue saide, being ye 13th Day complaines on the head & heauie & apt to sleepe

[Blank Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 194, p. 164 (upper, bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE69960: Horary consultation concerning Emmanuel Scrope [First Earl of Sunderland, Lord President of York] [Lord Scrope] (PERSON58391)

Question asked by the patient and Elizabeth [Scrope] [Manners] [Countess of Sunderland] (PERSON58395) on 17 January 1630 at 09:00

RN The Lord of Sunderland sent me a letter to know wheathr his Honour be in Danger of Death. Ian 17. h 8. 50 9 ant m 163{0}

[Partial Astrological Chart]

His lady Countes wrote a letter to know in what Dangers & weaker & weaker & more payned wth {giping} {sic} fits when he hath offors to stooles. coneth {sic} like white flegme.

[Astrological Chart]

The Lord & Lady of Sunderland craved my answer touching my Lords health wheathr recoaverable Ian. 17 h. 9. ant m 1630.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 194, p. 62 (p. 62 upper right, p. 62 middle left, p. 63 upper left, and p. 63 upper right)

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CASE71912: Decumbiture for an Anonymous (PERSON41300)

Question asked by Martha [Matthew] Jinkins (PERSON52561) on 27 April 1631 at 09:30

RN yest was month stretched out her hands cōpl of a lightnes in her head her eys {rune} & is sleepish

It tooke her sorely & had \a/ very greevous fit in the morning & so always in her bed h. 6. 30 in aurora martch 30  {sic} |march 29. | h. 6. 30 ant m 163i

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 232, p. 284 (bottom centre, bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE55428: Decumbiture for John Odell (PERSON55722)

Question asked by the patient on 23 December 1622 at 11:00

RN Decēb 22. h. 2. 40|5| p m 1622 swounded & fomed & his mouth Drawen backward. & at night had another fit & this swounded 4 tymes yesterd daye

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 142v (bottom 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%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AFits%20and%20convulsions%3A%3AFits;f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3ADizzy%20and%2For%20faint, accessed 14 August 2020.