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CASE50453: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Margaret Franklin (PERSON30628)

Question asked by the patient on 29 March 1620 at 10:40

RN Mres Margaret Franklin of Bonehurst 24 y march 29. h. 10. 40 ant m 1620 \worst fasting/ hed full & dissye wyndy a cold stomacke hot liver full of melancholy greefe sinc her fathers death. face flushing hot & breaking out /vnmayed {sic}.\ /cold feete hot head\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 213, f. 153r (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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CASE58675: Horary consultation concerning Jane Brown (PERSON45054)

Question asked by the patient on 30 June 1624 at 09:20

RN {Ia}ne Browne of Adington {2}9. y christ Iuly \Iune Iuly/ 20. 1595. sent to me Iuly Iune 30 h. 9. 20 ant m 1624 /neaver had child.\1

[Astrological Chart]

Iane Browne of Adin{gton} 29. y. Iune 30 h 19. 20 a{nt} m. 1624. paraliticall tormented wth heate & a burning payne in her belly & shooting into her legs & belly hath no vse of her lims cā not stand nor goe /sweateth mutch.\

Notes:

1 ‘lame miserablely tormēted wth raging payns & convuls in her legs day & night’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 402, f. 3r (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE66092: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Kent (PERSON52814)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40662) on 14 May 1628 at 17:00

RN Agnys Kent of Moulsoe almost 5 quarters borne on Palme sonday last was twelfmonth about some {sic} rising sent to me May 14. . h. 5. p m. 1628.

It is pyned & cōsumed belly hard & voydeth wormes living 6. wasteth in the body. was nurced by goody Keburne. goody Keburne came into another nurces house & would needes suckle it, wheathr the nurce would or no & sinc mutch amys & it swounded twice to day belly very hard flesh quite wasted was not well tended by goody Keburne face swelled buttocke black & blewe. cānot stand vppon the lyms the child prsent wth goody Alton of Moulsoe it did batle well vnder this nurce vntill goody Keburne her former nurce would suckle it force tooke some surfet.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 32r (upper left part of page)

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CASE66410: Horary consultation concerning John Evans (PERSON48624) and Anonymous (PERSON40698)

Question asked by John Evans (PERSON48624) on 19 June 1628 at 18:00

RN {I}ohn Evans of the Mynrys in London Iue {sic} 19 h. 6 p m. 1628

writeth for a gent mā

first vnfoldeth his owne greefe how he is wrōged & cosened of all yt he hath & therby he his wife & childrē broght to great want & misery craveth my Counsell & instruction

Also writeth in the behalfe of a gentlemā yt having taken an extreme cold & prsently an exceeding greefe for the Death of his wife & {th}erby cast Downe into sicknes & mutch melancholy of a sanguyne cōplexion his sicknes & melancholy is mutch abated & now his voice is almost Lost yt he s cānot {sic} \on cānot/ spea heare on \him/ that speaketh {sic} \to speake/ a yard of

cōplayneth of something about the pit of his throate his voice is only low & weake but not troubled wth any fault in noncing but cleere inough every where no physick but cōplayneth of the coldnes of his stomack & head & sone {sic} stoppage about the begying of his nose cold flegme & cold head & defect in hearing hath 2 great manyscripts of physick yt he is Desyrous I should vse craveth vnder god my consayle for the frind his gentleman

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 80r (upper left part of page)

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CASE50292: Horary consultation concerning Mr Edward Plummer (PERSON14975)

Question asked by the patient on 12 February 1620 at 15:20

RN Mr \Edward/ Plūmer of Holcot 50 y. 40 y feb 12 h {sic} hor 3. \20/ p m 1620

about cristmas face & hands mutch swelled as big as two stomack weake cā scarc keepe any thing. I {se}aled blood onc sinc yt mutch payned in his head & mēbers at the end of making water it prickes & throbs wth extreme payne

feareth an vlcer for it is as matter yt cōmeth frō him & maketh it often. 4 tymes in an houre it hindereth slepe.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 213, f. 134r (upper left part of page)

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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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CASE66437: Horary consultation concerning Mary Clark (PERSON46290)

Question asked by the patient on 24 June 1628 at 18:00

RN Mary Clarke of newp vtū {sic} the kings evill hath litle kernels vnder her chin & hath a reddish rūing issue vnder the chin 2 months felt payne in her hed eyes & every where |a yere| about & feble in her legs yet hath thē well Iune 24 h 6 p m 1628.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 83v (bottom right part of page)

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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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CASE69872: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Joan Leavens (PERSON53578)

Question asked by the patient on 23 December 1629 at 16:40

RN Ioane Leavins of Imly 22 y a wench Decēb 23. h. 5 \4. 40/. p. m 16291

[Astrological Chart]

her secreat places burne exceedingly & swell wth sutch payne yt she cā hardly make water & yet maketh very litle

hath a Droutch yt nothing well quench her thirst

hath a hot & a dry liver & a cold stomack

craveth a cooling playster for her liver hath 2 dig

wheathr she shall vse her cels of pouder every day or othr day cānot make water/

Notes:

1 ‘2 fig’ in the left margin

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 194, p. 24 (upper left, and upper right parts of page)

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CASE50335: Horary consultation concerning Henry Shephard (PERSON35259)

Question asked by the patient on 28 February 1620 at 11:30

RW Henry Sheepheard. of Sympson. y. 60. d. h. 11. 30 ant: m: Feb. 28. 1620. hath beene sicke ever since Christmas. is swelled in his body: & his belly hard: legs swelled & hath a little issue in each of them: hath kept his bed these two dayes. Eateth his meate prettily well: is rather loose then costive

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 213, f. 138r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE50753: Horary consultation concerning Robert Stone (PERSON59681)

Question asked by the patient on 29 April 1620 between 08:20 and 11:00

RN \Robart Stone of Turvy./ a strang disease in t|T|urvy some taken wth a sorenes in there throate. 2 a greevous hed ach & stitch vnder there right syde. some die wthin a weeke, some at the weekes end, some 2 weekes some 3. weekes. craveth a prvention.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 414, f. 19r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE51822: Horary consultation concerning Edward Brandon (PERSON44677)

Question asked by the patient on 27 November 1620 at 14:30

RN Edward Brandon of Droughton 22 y a batch novēb 27. h. 2. 30 p m 1620 melancholy mightely troubled in mynd & cānot sleepe & costive head paynd & greatly payned in his stomack.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 233, f. 15v (upper left part of page)

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CASE53528: Horary consultation concerning Mr Edward Birckberd (PERSON44197)

Question asked by the patient on 3 February 1622 at 10:00

RW Mr Edward Birckberd of Astwell \y. 50./ d. . h 10. Feb: 3. 1622. had of late a swellinge in his thighes & leggs, wch was taken away by physicke purginge: since that his stomacke is gone: is verie weake: troubled wth a cough & drouth: cannot sleepe. RN a great difficulty of breath./ cānot rise out of his bed nor stand v nor restRW

[Astrological Chart]

RN Edw. Birckberd a spec serv vnto Sr George Sherly Mr Colins houshold physition.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 231, f. 176v (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE53734: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Elizabeth Bannister (PERSON43419)

Question asked by the patient on 20 March 1622 at 12:39

RN Mres Elisabeth. Banyster the daughter of Sr Rob. Banyster 2|3|0\1./ y march. 20 h. 12. 39. p m 1622 |a very leane melanch. gentlewomā| |costive cōmonly. head ach.| |head weake spl: ready to vnclose & cānot sleepe worst at night wth raging payne wth a shooting & dra{w} in her eyes/|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 28r (bottom right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE53773: Horary consultation concerning George Impy (PERSON52289)

Question asked by the patient on 28 March 1622 at 14:30

RN Georg Impye of London Apprentice 21 y march. 28 . h. 2. 30 p m. 1622 /8 weekes ill a cough reareth flegme back sydes & hart & head by fits very\ /a cōsumption feared./\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 35r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE54239: Interrogation concerning Cicely Foster (PERSON11860)

Question asked by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) on 20 May 1622 at 16:39

RN Cicely foster of hanslop 43 y may 20 . h. 4. 39 ant m 1622 had no child this 20 y was swelled in her legs a quarter of a yere & now quite gone vpward & her belly is mutch swelled & her thigh & mutch gryped about her navell and casteth for this halfe yere yt wch she taketh most cōmonly & keepeth her bed this fortnight desyreth but my prayers./

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 115v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE54679: Decumbiture for Goody Elizabeth Cockin (PERSON46446)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39510) on 25 July 1622 at 11:11

RN She was taken strangly & sodenly but more yesterday then before Iuly 24. h 4|5| \5/ p m 1622. at sermō tȳe wthstrāg convulsions taking away her speach. & vse of her armes & her belly Did burne & trēble & was & is ever mightely tormōted wth sore tēptatiōs when she is most willing to serve god1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1 ‘tēptation’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 8r (upper right part of page)

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CASE55056: Horary consultation concerning Mr Henry Ventris (PERSON60836)

Question asked by the patient on 2 October 1622 at 14:30

RN Mr Henry Ventres 21 y Octob 2. h. 2. 30 p m 1622. hed & face & body breake out in pinples {sic} & dye sodenly had a sore throat & mouth. vseth to bleed mutch at nose.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 222, f. 76r (upper left part of page)

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CASE55757: Horary consultation concerning Mr Carrol (PERSON45624)

Question asked by the patient on 14 March 1623 at 15:00 approx.

RN About 3 Mr Caroll came to me vttering his secreat

ever sinc mikle alhalloutyde yt he bought a purchas neaver well but feeleth him selfe very faynt & drye & exceeding thirsty in his stomacke & mouth & on the end of his tongue./ & as he Drinketh maketh water continually after drinking |cānot follow any busynes./|

Costive onc in 2 or 3 days./

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 218, f. 16v (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?f2-date=1620-1629;f4-number-of-querents=Single%20querent;f5-question-asked=Medical, accessed 6 April 2020.