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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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CASE78841: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Elizabeth Baldwin (PERSON21945)

Question asked by the patient on 21 February 1634 at 09:30

SRN Mrs Elizabeth Baldwyne feb. 21. h. 9. 30. a. m. 1634

troubled with gripeing fitt{s} whether by wynd or any ill me{illeg}

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 412, f. 90v (upper right part of page)

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CASE73498: Nativity for Mary Rogers (PERSON57844)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41467) between 14 December 1631 at 23:39 and 15 December 1631 at 12:40

TG Mary Rogers \of North croly/ 7 annos nata die 15 xbris hor. 10. 3{illeg}|15| febris tertiana, convusionib {sic} ventris torminibus RN |cū consensu| TG

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 212, p. 345 (upper left part of page)

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CASE75954: Horary consultation concerning Henry Lambert (PERSON53271)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41710) on 19 November 1632 at 08:45

RN Henry Lambart of Warrin{illeg}|gton| \Warington/ 4 y novēb. 19 h. 8. 45 ant m 1632 /belly gryped worms feared sores fits tormented extremely in his belly\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 214, p. 153 (upper right part of page)

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CASE50666: Horary consultation concerning Mr Dr James [Justice of the Peace] (PERSON52432)

Question asked by Mrs James (PERSON52439) on 20 April 1620 at 15:20

RN D Iames of Oxford st|ran|gly {sic} \straungly/ taken wth a palsye on the left syde of the face hand & leg taken at church & great red blatches in t|H|is fac & bodye & his ey swelling & f|H|is face a yere before & sinc he contenting certen sup witches & on being acquitted he felt his strange stitch on his s {sic} left syde by fits he supposeth yt the womā susp for a witch but quitted by the Iudges did hurte him the 24 of feb. sep a ap yt night at sup first taken. had his first fit after he talked wth mr Rob. Conye. feb 18. in ye after noone his first fit but his worst fit the 24 of feb when the sup witch was acquitted/

Mres Iames mentioned Mr Doctor Iames |of oxford| Ap. 20 h. 3. 20 p m. 1620 /she related all at this tyme/\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 414, f. 5r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE25586: Decumbiture for Mrs Elizabeth Palmer [Chapman] (PERSON14648)

Question asked by the patient on 6 November 1610 at 11:45

RN ye hath bene sick by fits. but yesterdaye about 3 of the clock in ye after noone taken & tormented & gryped in her stomack & belly & Doth. cast in the extremitye of her fit & otherwise.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 239, f. 150v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE37610: Horary consultation concerning Walter Cheese (PERSON28872)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON37483) on 25 February 1611 at 16:15

RN Water Cheese of Stony stratford borne the last night being about betwixt 5 & six 20 weekes sinc. her disease & first fit tooke it feb 21 h 4. p m 1611. it did shake wth the hands & wryteth {sic} ye mouth & hed & clutcheth the hands & grypeth. & falleth. the first daye 2 fits. yesterday & this day may {sic} fits.

water good.

{sen}|{wro}|te to me febr. 25 h. 4. 15. p m 1611.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 200, f. 23v (bottom 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%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AGripings%2C%20gnawings%20and%20stitches;f2-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AFits%20and%20convulsions, accessed 24 January 2020.