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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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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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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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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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CASE32896: Horary consultation concerning Agnes [Anne] Sandy [Stocker] [Berry] [Napier] [Stock] (PERSON15611)

Question asked by Sir Robert Sandy [Napier] [Baronet] [Old Sir Robert Napier] [Mr Robert Sandy [Napier]] (PERSON6315) on 27 February 1608 at 16:30

RN my brothr Sandy sent me a letter touching Mr Shaxtons cony catching of ve\r/y Cony Catchers indede feb 27. h {sic} hor 4. 30 p m 1608. yet writeth yt he now will not goe but yt his fathr would have him come to Oxford & my brothr if he cā will get him 20 lib. to goe to Oxford.

[Astrological Chart]

quærit vtrū An Stocker peius se habeat ob maritū. eodē tempore/

quærit morbi causā et medla an intollerable itching in the fundamēt ready to pull of her hea{illeg}

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 229, f. 45r (upper right 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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CASE21915: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON18701)

Question asked by Mr Tyrringham (PERSON18812) on 13 January 1605 at 09:00

RN Mr Tyrringhās mead of Tyrringhā 24 y Ian. 13 h. 9. ant m 1605. suffocat matricis strange fits eithr of mothr or apop. litharg.1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1

sleepy. Lethargye

speachles skreameth only

’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 214r (upper right part of page)

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CASE36684: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Denise Leate (PERSON4499)

Question asked by Mrs Joan Staper [Leate] (PERSON4503) on 26 October 1609 at 17:38

RN Mres Leate did write vnto me touching her daughter Denys. that she is mended in bodye but anys {sic} in mynd. Octob. 26 h. 5. 38 p m 1609

[Astrological Chart]

her nother {sic} craveth ny {sic} helpe prayers & consell. & is willing to marry her but her daughtr myndeth it not./

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 203, f. 180r (bottom left, and bottom right parts of page)

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CASE60573: Horary consultation concerning Mr William Mordaunt (PERSON54877)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON40112) on 2 June 1625 at 08:00

RN my lord Mordants litle child ten weekes on satt last it was borne the 19 of marh {sic} last betweene 10 & 11 in ye morning. it was healthfull vntill weddensday last. may 25. h. 4. 30 ant m it was taken wth a stretching out of the arms a galling of the eys & skryking & trēbling of all tes vppon may 26. it had 3 fits 2 in ye morning. & on at noone. & hath an arising in ye throte wch is seene & felt. & by holding downe by hand hath some ease & it riseth moore. the left syde of the throate. sent to me Iune 2. h. 8 ant m. 1625.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 217, f. 110v (upper left part of page)

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CASE64774: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Muskott (PERSON55125)

Question asked by Mrs Neale (PERSON55225) on 14 October 1627 at 15:30

RN Mres Muskot of Earles Barton 40 y octob 13 14 h 3 30 p m 1627 |a burning feaver|

paynd wth a payne about her belly & navell. back weake vseth to high mtch

1 her vomyt wght {sic} well \2/ had a Cordiall

would know wheathr she should be let blood

vide Octob. 11.

I receaved a nother lettr frō Mres Neale in her behalfe

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 227, f. 241v (upper left part of page)

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CASE66496: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Tyrlington (PERSON36237)

Question asked by Tyrlington (PERSON60670) on 3 July 1628 at 18:00

RN My Cosen Tyrlington sent me 12 rings cost 18s 6d Iuly 3 h. 6. p. m. 1628

sayth his wife is inwardly very hot, but cold outwardly faynt weake wasteth in her body weak in her back feareth yt shd shall not live longe & hopeth to see me/

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 405, f. 95r (upper left part of page)

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CASE14059: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Temperance Wilson [Duncombe] (PERSON17160) and Mr Barber (PERSON9431)

Question asked by Old Mrs Duncombe (PERSON11408) on 24 September 1603 at 09:00

RN Mres Duncōbe sent vnto me for her eldest Daughter of 18 y sept 24 hor 9. ant m 1603 her watr good motes in it

& for on Mr Barber. whose watr hath red sand armes & backes & shouldr a bad stomacke

his watr hie coloured full of dregs & heares.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 197, f. 86r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE21905: Horary consultation concerning Lady Cook (PERSON10852)

Question asked by Mr John Bird (PERSON9741) on 12 January 1605 at 14:40

RN Ian. 12 h. 2. 3|4|0 I was sent for & Intreated by Mr Byrd to goe to my lady 1605. {sic} Cooke who was very ill & sick of a great wyndynes in her stomack & a burning ague

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 415, f. 212v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE40644: Horary consultation concerning Knight (PERSON32392)

Question asked by Old Mrs Elizabeth Knight (PERSON13465) on 25 November 1612 at 14:00

RN \mres Elis knight/ Hath a nother Daughter yt was hit yesterday wth a peece of bred in yorest & her ey ve\r/y mutch swelled. y {sic} she cānot see sent for my counsell what to doe.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 409, f. 214v (upper right part of page)

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CASE49405: Horary consultation concerning Mr John Collins (PERSON29175)

Question asked by Dr Michael Jarman (PERSON32083) on 31 July 1619 at 18:15

RN Mr Iermyn sent me the butler of Corpus chri colledg. who is foolish by fits & vseth often to laugh & smyle Iuly 31. h {sic} hor. 6. 15 p m 1619 /at this tyme the Mr Iermyn\

[Astrological Chart]

Mr Iermyn sent me a letter in the behalfe of sottish mā Butler of Corp chri colledg & I saw the ty at this tyme. This mā hath \bene/ at some seasons of the yeare distempered in his braynes.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 235, f. 132r (upper left part of page)

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CASE50684: Horary consultation concerning Jane Leate (PERSON24178)

Question asked by Mrs Joan Staper [Leate] (PERSON4503) on 20 April 1620 at 17:30

RN Mres Leate sent her {sic} \a letter in the behalfe of her/ daughter Iane who hath for this twelfemonthe bene troubled wth a swelling about her gr{y}|o|yne sometys appearing & sometyms not but gone first white & 2 months since burning red & hard almost as big as an egge

she layd to it a litle wax & butter & now & then a poultis of milke & a weddensday last was senet it broke about the 12 of Ap desyrous to have my counsell the 20th of Apr h. 5. 30 pm 1620 It is broken & did run & voyd filthy \yellow/ stuffe

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 414, f. 8r (bottom right part of page)

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CASE62503: Horary consultation concerning Michael Adams (PERSON42480)

Question asked by Mr Baker (PERSON43238) on 31 May 1626 at 07:00

RN Michaell Adams of Over. 43. y. may 31. . h 7. ant m. 1626.

[Astrological Chart]

melanch false feares touching sathans illusions fearfulnes of synne |apt to sleepe|1

Mr Baker wrote in his behalfe

Notes:

1 ‘a mynd mtch troubled wth false conceit & illusions 3 y’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 224, f. 231v (upper left part of page)

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CASE73574: Horary consultation concerning John Adams (PERSON42478)

Question asked by Mr John Adams (PERSON42479) on 2 January 1632 at 10:20

RN Iohn Adams of Weston besides northāpton. \his father a Consellour mayed {sic} Iudg Harvyes broth Daughter/ \fathr Mr Iohn/ borne the last day of Ap last h 6 30 ant m but sent to me Ian 2. h. 10. 20 ant m 1632.

ater {sic} infante epilipt satt last was sennet h 8 30 ant m taken wth a swounding fit about a quarter of an houre. having a {illeg}|r|ising in his stomak vp to his throate wch stops his breath.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 212, p. 372 (upper left part of page)

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CASE76943: Horary consultation concerning John Kingston (PERSON53022)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41826) on 12 April 1633 at 14:15

RN Iohn Kingstone of serv to the Lord of Lincolne Ap: 12 h. 2 15 p m 1633. |57 y|

Lame in the soales & ankles of boath feete mutch swelled & red 3 y. |a Dropsy feared| but lately more this halfe yere full of payne

sometymes cā eate litle for 2 or 3 days

I receaved from my Lord of Lincolnes steward a most kind letter.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 211, p. 31 (upper left part of page)

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CASE78774: Horary consultation concerning Anne (PERSON42326)

Question asked by Mr Lin [Esquire] (PERSON53749) on 30 January 1634 at 11:00

RN Annys Anne |a poor wench| /13 y\ of Southwick in Northāptonsheere by Owndall |Mr Lynn Esquire wrote in her behalfe| It tooke her 16. Ian 16 fell into her fits of convulsions swonding fits wth quaking & trēbling Ian 30. h. 11 ant m 1634 taketh away her speach swoundeth convuls1

[Astrological Chart]

Notes:

1Epilep: cū convuls’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 412, f. 78v (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-patient-consent=Not%20specified;f3-how-did-it-take-place=Question%20sent;f4-question-asked=Medical, accessed 22 February 2020.