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CASE12464: Horary consultation concerning William Colles (PERSON10740)

Question asked by the patient on 15 May 1599 at 16:45

RN Mr Will: Co{l|e|}lles Colles of Parke berrye of 58 troubled sick this i6 yeres & hath had the Counsell of the most exte phisitions troubled wth a windy cause as he sayth cōming from his backe by a great heate & obstruction from my liver. also wth a bad stomacke elevating winde into my hed. wch causeth gydines or streming in my head wch cometh as he thinketh by the ascending vp of bad & melancholy humours & wth a shaking in my left hand mightely as it were the palsye but always very hotte. nowe of late wth the brevity of wind in my stomacke & chest & lately wth a mūmnes {sic} & tinckling in my hands. lips & sydes & face. this 15 of may. die h. 4. 45. p m. 1599.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 164r (upper right part of page)

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CASE10647: Horary consultation concerning Thomas White (PERSON17057) and Susan White (PERSON17086)

Question asked by Thomas White (PERSON17057) and Susan White (PERSON17086) on 22 May 1600 at 11:30

RN Thomas White of Milten 56. may 22 die h. 11 30 ant m 1600 |a payne in his shoulders| payned in his head back & chest stuffed. faynt & feeble water good but yellowish. sande in his backe. a drye cough.

Susāna White of Milten Mres Androwes servant 18 a red coloured wenche legs sweld. hath the whites but very few of the reds. head & harte a swimminge.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 202, f. 79r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE12301: Horary consultation concerning Anne Bourton (PERSON9905)

Question asked by the patient on 25 April 1599 at 08:30

RN An Bourton of Olny 26 yeres old. sick the ever sinc Lent tooke her in her hed hart & backe maried this 7 yeres had but on Child but yt god hath taken to his mercy. {s} {sic} it holdeth her nowe as an ague shaking her every day. & hat sweateth & is very hot after the shaking & hath as it were a thing lūbring in her chest very corpulent faynt & very feeble. hath a very painfull cough ready to Drawe vp hart & hall wth it & fetcheth blood very short winded. fetcheth vp fleume & water as cleare as a bell. Ap. 25 die . h. 8. 30. mi ant m. 1599. hath a very sore ague every day yt maketh her sweate exceedingly. hath not had this moneth her Courses sinc shee voyded a litle porrengr of clompered bloode/

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 138r (upper left part of page)

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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

[Astrological Chart]

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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CASE10178: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Margery Dayrell (PERSON11218) and Dayrell (PERSON11204) and Dayrell (PERSON11205) and Mrs Rebecca Dayrell (PERSON11206) and Dayrell (PERSON11207) and Mrs Mary Dayrell (PERSON19461) and Elizabeth Dayrell (PERSON11216) and Mrs Anne Dayrell (PERSON11214)

Question asked by Mrs Margery Dayrell (PERSON11218) on 17 March 1600 at 13:45

RN Mres Margery Dorrle \Mary Dayrle/ of Lillingstone Dorrle 44 at Candlemas last. for a payne in the sowles of her feete as it were a sprene. March. 17 die h. 1. 45 p m. 1600. this shooteth vp into the top of feete

[Astrological Chart]

Elisabeth Dayrell 2i y. also this gentlewomā craveth my Counsell for her wch is of 2i yere yt had the greene sicknes but is well cured of it. but hath a litle sore on her leg of the bignes of a halpeny this halfe yeere.

her watr \very/ good & a pr gentlewoman.

An dayrell tr 19 y troubled wth the greene sicknes shortwinded greeped about the hart & stuffed.

Mres Derrell craveth furthr my Counsell for 4 \5/ childrē. on of 6 anothr of 5. anthr {sic} of 8 troubled wth an itch & wax kernels.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 202, ff. 15v-16r (f. 15v upper right, f. 16r upper left, and f. 16r bottom left)

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CASE12134: Horary consultation concerning John Burton (PERSON10224)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON17668) on 25 March 1599 at 18:08

RN Iohn Burton of Cosgrave for his disease a boy of 9 yeres old kept his bed ever sinc tuesday. voyded wormes payned in chest belly & hart a stitch vndr his right \side/ a very hie coloured youth wth the vexation yt was pale before. all swollen frō the face to the granes. made no water sinc thursday. at 25 of March. die h. 6: 8. p. m 1599

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 111r (upper left part of page)

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CASE11786: Horary consultation concerning Mr Andrew Knight (PERSON13447)

Question asked by the patient on 8 November 1598 at 14:52

RN Andrew Knighte of Newport 36. for the winde cholicke this moneth. & stone red sand & changeth it into blood as big as a {fe}tch somewhat yellowe. forced to \purge/ fleme yellowe Chollour in great abundanc right syde of the reanes of his back & so rūneth to the bottome of his belly. vrine hot & cōplexion wthout the fit. Novemb. 8. die h. 3. 2. 52. m. p m. 1598. extreeme payne in side & backe.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 49v (upper left part of page)

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CASE12153: Horary consultation concerning Catherine Allen (PERSON9103)

Question asked by the patient on 27 March 1599 at 11:30

RN Katheron Allen at Newport 50 yeres old. amisse this {illeg} yeres assone as shee was delivered of a child paynd in her hed. & swollen in her face. aremes {sic} legs hoven in her body sweateth & her hed & neck & syde loketh very hie & is specled. short winded & faynte. March 27. die h. 11. 30. 1599

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 114r (upper left part of page)

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CASE12460: Horary consultation concerning Joan Freeman (PERSON11961)

Question asked by the patient on 15 May 1599 at 11:12

RN Ione freeman of Newp v 17 y. very sicke. sore at the hart & hath a thing arising in her throat ready to stop her winde & was almost dead last night & cryeth & taketh & sayth shee shall dye may the 15. die h. 11. 12. m. ant m. 1599. & of her thighes. every where a pricking of her {hart}

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 163v (upper right part of page)

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CASE49923: Horary consultation concerning Goodman William Young (PERSON37175)

Question asked by the patient on 9 November 1619 at 15:00

RN Will Young of Illing beyond St yeedes 58 y novēb. 9 h. 3. p m 1619.

an aguish thick red water. / sick the thursd before St Nich his day. a twelfemonth something smyt him on the chest le{illeg}|n|ing {sic} \leaning/ agaynst a tree by wth mutch gryping in his belly a swelling in his body sometymes hot & sometymes cold wth a nūmnes in his legs yt he cānot goe for it. loose body. cānot eate nor drinke by fits.

is vp every day more or les.

Is so swelled in his body yt he cā scarce get his cleathes togeathr by fits his legs

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 213, f. 51v (upper left part of page)

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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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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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CASE78041: Horary consultation concerning John Farre (PERSON48756)

Question asked by the patient on 14 August 1633 at 09:00

RN Iohn Farre of Litle Brickhill 48 y Aug. 15|4| h. 9 ant m 1633.

swelled in his leg. & thigh in his left syde 3 weekes but was ill 7 weeks before & very mutch wasted in all his body wth sweates & burning |no stomack all this while bellye wyndye| /litle cough\

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 211, p. 376 (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE79496: Horary consultation concerning Marian Phillips (PERSON56684)

Question asked by the patient on 11 September 1635 at 10:00

SRN Marian Phelp of Blechly 40. y Septemƀ. 11. h. 10. a. m. 1635

Much payned in her chest & at her heart very shortwynded swelld & howen in her face hands & Body

\vomitts what she taketh/ hath not bin well since it thunderd & lightend when she came from Stoke goldinge on th{e} Sunday yt it lightend & thunde{red} so much.

it first tooke her wth sorenes in her throate

body Costiue. Vryne very thin & frothy, & cleere. hath bin married these 9. y. no child.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 412, f. 241v (upper right part of page)

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CASE11653: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Catherine Blundell [Budoxhed] [Butshed] [Mrs Blundell [the elder]] (PERSON9819)

Question asked by the patient on 28 August 1598 at 17:28

RN Mres Blundell enquireth what is good for her Disease shee is pulled as it were in peeces hart belly sides & swollen in her stomach yt & worse after she hath eaten or Drunken weake & feble in her body & knees. Aug. 28. die h. 5. 28 mi p. m shee shaketh & trembleth body {neck} & {yoin}t

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 21r (upper right part of page)

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CASE11789: Horary consultation concerning Ralph French (PERSON11964) and Anne French (PERSON11967)

Question asked by Ralph French (PERSON11964) on 9 November 1598 at 11:30

RN Radolp: french. 46. s minister of Stock hamon. 9 of november. die . h. 11. 45. 30. for his reume & his wife. arising frō his belly to his chest leeke led hard & hoven in his belly full of winde |1598|

an his wife an ach & gydines in her hed.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 50r (upper left part of page)

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CASE11805: Horary consultation concerning Goody Joan Persival (PERSON14880)

Question asked by the patient on 16 November 1598 at 13:00

RN Ihone Persivall of Lo{illeg} 35 yeres about 20 weekes amisse. short winded. hot in her stomack shee hath broken out in her face wth a flushing heate. payne in her hed her neighbours tell her yt shee may be breeding of child.. 16 of novemb. die . h. 1.. 1598. broke out in her nose &|f|ace & chin wth pimpels.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 53r (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?f2-language=English;f3-question-asked=Medical, accessed 22 January 2020.