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CASE21973: Horary consultation concerning Henry Fisher (PERSON11750)

Question asked by the patient on 28 February 1605 at 09:00

RN Henry fishr of Eastcot a serving mā to my lord Harrington 40 y febr 28 hor. 9. ant m 1605. crased in braine put out of service by his Mres for the love of a mayd.1

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he sent only to knowe when he should fynd me at home yt he might come over vnto me./

Notes:

1 ‘hed ill & gydye mynd troubled stomacke & hart ill.’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 224r (upper left part of page)

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CASE11932: Horary consultation concerning Toucher (PERSON16500)

Question asked by the patient on 3 January 1599 at 12:09

RN Mr {sic} Charels Tutcher Charles at Stonystratford at the swan of 2 neckes. 45. sick this fortnight. sonewhat {sic} Costive shee doth bleede & is very mutch stuffed in her chest can scarce tak her winde. ready to sound a grosse & fat woman. sent a poer woman. Ian. 3. die . h. 12. 9. mi. 1599. \at 1. p m /|twice & thrice a day bleedeth at ye nose. half a pint at a time \every othr daye/|

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Charels Touchers wife hath not had her termes this 6 yeres her stomack hoven & her hed ill & backe her wombe & chest stuffed short winded. hart ill water good. yellowe but thin. taken a greefe for payment of monyes for her husb. brother for s{ur}tiship. 200li

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 77r (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.

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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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CASE11911: Horary consultation concerning Old John Risely (PERSON15344)

Question asked by Risely (PERSON15342) on 30 December 1598 at 09:45

RN Iohn Risely of Rawnson sent onc againe to me for my counsell his pain lieth now in his Cods {wc} are swollen as big as ons hed & as hard as a borde he was wont to haue them swollen very big but then lasted but 5 houres & nowe swelled ever sinc weddensday he cannot eate sleepe or goe to ground. troubled wth the wind Cholicke a paine in his backe st{illeg}ry Desirous to take a stro{illeg} but Doubteth he ca shall be able Decēb. filius patre cū consensu. Decēb 30. die . h. 10. \9. 45./ 1598 his water cold red & thi{ck}

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 73v (upper right part of page)

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CASE12322: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Faith Gibbs (PERSON12125)

Question asked by the patient on 26 April 1599 at 09:30

RN fayth Gibbes of Wicken 46. amisse in her sinewes cannot gripe any thing wth her hands so feeble & weake sometimes in hir feete & knees all swollen & keepe there naturall colour. of a good cōplex. & light harte. sent to me this 26 of Ap. h. 9. 30. ant m. 1599. a great paine in her armes. could not cut her meate.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 140v (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

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 82v (upper left 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

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

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CASE11841: Horary consultation concerning John Phillips (PERSON14892)

Question asked by the patient on 4 December 1598 at 09:15

RN Iohn Phylip sick ever sinc thursday being the 30 of Decēb \novemb/ sent to me agayne the 4 of Decemb sick very greevously in his hart & body he is swelled in his body from the belly vnto his hart. he is Costive & so hath cōtinued ever sinc thursday last & is very exceeding ill & weeke. Decēber. 4. \die ./ h: 9. 15. ant m. 1598 his hart \is good/ & his tonge talketh cheerf but his body swelled.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 60v (upper right part of page)

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CASE11881: Horary consultation concerning Old John Risely (PERSON15344)

Question asked by the patient on 18 December 1598 at 08:40

RN Iohn Risely of Rawnstyn 63|7|{sic} 67. hath bene sick on weddensday last 6 weekes sound in body but bursten this 16 weekes. he was wont to be troubled wth a wind Cholick. nowe last of l {sic} all wth an issue on his navell eaten in an Inche deepe but nowe growen vp againe saving that it hath a litle hole in it wc when they went to stoppe it put him in danger of death. sent his sonne to me he kepeth his bed nowe & then payned in his back & pricking & shooting in his navell {virs} an end. bleedeth every foote & wetteth a handkerchir. Decemb. 18. die . h. 8. 40: mi. 1598. goeth ill to ground

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 68r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12125: Horary consultation concerning Anne Hammond (PERSON12509)

Question asked by the patient on 22 March 1599 at 13:10

RN An Haman 56 of litle brickhill: sick ever sinc Christmas not hart sick but swollen in her body & in her legs & very stiffe sent to me by her husband. Martij 22. die  {sic}. 1. 10. 1599. very costive & as if shee were st{oun}ge & cannot rise except shee be lifted. very cold & stiffe & short winded & leekely to die 1599.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 109r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12139: Horary consultation concerning William Beard (PERSON9575)

Question asked by the patient on 26 March 1599 at 08:30

RN William Berde 54 yers old of Potters Perye. sick on weddensday last keepeth his bed vp & downe can not rest. sent to me his sonne 26 of March die h. 8. 30. mi. ant m. 1599. sick at hart & stomack ill. very hot. a great stitch & cough & reaneth mutch fleune {sic}.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 111v (bottom right part of page)

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CASE12237: Horary consultation concerning Goodman Thomas Gardner (PERSON12047)

Question asked by the patient on 18 April 1599 at 07:00

RN Thomas Gardner of Dunsanger of 62 yeres old yt pissed blood & was mended by the herb yt I sent him in a receipte. sinc yt time had on Waly who hath wth his Clisters Done him litle good but is swollen in his belly wc is growen very harde. & mutch payned in his share & can make but a litle water halfe a sponefull at a time would knowe wheathr leekly to die or live. went not to ground sinc munday last about 12 a clocke sent to me this 18 of Apr. die . h. 7. ant m 1599 burneth in his yarde.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 125v (upper left part of page)

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CASE12355: Horary consultation concerning Agnes Harwood (PERSON12627)

Question asked by the patient on 1 May 1599 at 08:35

RN Agnes Harwood of Cosgrave 50 yeres payned in her legs & body. hoven in the neither side of her belly as it were an impostume very sicke wthall & vomiteth vp every daye what serve {sic} shee taketh. sent to me this first of may. 8|h|or 8. 30|5|. p|a|nt m. 1599.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 145v (upper left part of page)

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CASE13630: Horary consultation concerning Goodman Christopher Woodfield (PERSON17334)

Question asked by the patient on 31 March 1603 at 13:15

RN Chrystopher Woodfild lying long sicke wrote \sente/ vnto me to come to him martij 31. hor. 1. {p}|15| p m 1603. troubled wth a shortnes of wynd ready to stop his wynd an aso{illeg}|m|a. hed gydye a burning in his body desyrous to have his neighbours forgive him as making no othr reckning then of death.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 197, f. 16r (bottom part of page)

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CASE48601: Nativity for Mrs Frances Digby (PERSON29826)

Question asked by the patient on 1 May 1619 no earlier than 16:40

RN Mres francis Digbye Sr Evarets sister nata the tuesday before the 30 of novēbr. before 7 in ye morning /1588.\ send for my Directions may 1. hhor {sic} 4. 40 p m 1619. /vnmayed {sic}\ |30 y|

mutch troubled wth melanch pass apt to weep wthout any iust case.

nata Octob 29 h. 7. ant m 1588. a great heavynes in ye stomacke & a beating & trembling at the hart. wth a |continuall| payne at her hart at yt tyme of all on her left syde

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 230, f. 347v (upper left part of page)

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CASE57900: Horary consultation concerning Mr Oliver Boteler (PERSON28235) and Ursula Clark (PERSON10635)

Question asked by Lady Jane Boteler (PERSON28244) on 13 March 1624 at 12:30

RN The lady Butler touching her child yt is well amended of his fits ye{d}|t| weake & not able to goe feets & legs swell still & cānot sleepe a weeke togeathr till after a eleaven in ye morning |marh {sic} 13 h {sic} h 12 30 p m 1624| sent for her neighb vrsula Clarke 50 y March 13 h {sic} hor. 12. 30 p m 1624

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 413, f. 108r (upper right part of page)

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CASE11891: Horary consultation concerning William Seer (PERSON15703)

Question asked by the patient on 21 December 1598 at 12:45

RN Will: Seere of haversham. 53 yeres old sitteth vp by the fier, very stiffe & hardly to {ground} onc in 24 houres complayneth of his body & lims & legs most in on of his sides all over his left syde ever sinc March last: first amisse not able to goe over the Dore threshall. sinc Alhalloutide. sent his wife to me Decēb. 21. die . h. 12. 45. 1598. on of his legs the left wonderfully swelled. a very diseased body & hath had a greate cough.1

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Notes:

1 ‘feare lest he be beworded’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 70v (upper left part of page)

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CASE12386: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Faith Gibbs (PERSON12125)

Question asked by the patient on 5 May 1599 at 10:30

RN Mres fayth Gybbes 50 sent to me againe the 5 of May. for a stiffnes in t & swelling & knobbes in t her wrest & inside of her wrests & hands, for a paine in her sinewes an {sic} an ache in her bones, hands & knees. altering from place to place. die . h. 10. 30 m ant m. 1599.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 151r (upper right part of page)

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CASE14754: Horary consultation concerning Mr Matthew Claver (PERSON10637)

Question asked by the patient on 6 April 1603 at 10:06

GJ Mr Mathew Claver of Foskett. sent his water wth a letter April. 6. ho. 10. 6 a m. 1603 Wherin he Complayneth of a trembling hastynes and fulnes of his head & sences his body full of wynde, a great noyse in his left eare many tymes troubled wth a stitche in the small of his backe. The mouth of his stomacke doth most annoy his head for wch he hath taken Conserve of Anthos

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 207, f. 42r (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-how-did-it-take-place=Question%20sent;f3-question-asked=Medical, accessed 27 January 2020.