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CASE37971: Nativity for Elizabeth Seabrook (PERSON35166)

Question asked by Goody Elizabeth Seabrook (PERSON35165) on 27 April 1611 between 10:20 and 11:25

RN Elis Seabrooke will not suck her mother. {illeg}|b|orne Apr 13. h {sic} hor. 3 \38 {sic} 40./ p m /or about 5 rather\ 1611. sent to me f {sic} her mother for this child to know the cause & what was to be Done in this case.

[Astrological Chart]

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 200, f. 76v (upper left part of page)

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CASE44610: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Dorothy Jennings (PERSON32110)

Question asked by Mrs Alice Jennings [Spencer] (PERSON32108) on 3 April 1617 at 10:00

RN Mres Alice Iēmings of Offley. Sr Rich Spencers Daughtr for her child. of halfe a yere old {o}|D|\o/rothy Iennings Ap 3. h. 10 ant m. 1617

I receaved a letter

1 first pe{r}ydays left behind

2 how the pouder is to be vsed

3 wheathr Dragon water be to be vsed

4 the cap & w of pa & wheathr it may be left of.

5 to send her oliban’ ij sterny ß. /starteth in her sleepe\

wheathr to forbeare the sucke. suckes well sleepes well is sol{u}{s}

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 198, f. 111r (upper right part of page)

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CASE50955: Horary consultation concerning Jane Curtis (PERSON47462)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39094) on 30 May 1620 at 13:50

RN Iane Courtes of Stānick 3 y may 30 h. 1. 50 p m. 1620 |Maryon Iones an old womā suspected. after a yere & a halfe refuseth to be suckled & will|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 414, f. 56r (bottom left part of page)

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CASE54777: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON39524)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON39523) on 11 August 1622 at 13:25

RN A womā of Stratford broght a litle child a v {sic} xj weeks old would sucke other bodyes teates but not hers very vnquiet & crying. hath a great cold Aug 11. h. 1. \25/ p m. 16221

[Astrological Chart]


1 ‘a womā susp’ in the right margin

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 222, f. 28v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE55880: Horary consultation concerning Mr Thomas Gostwick (PERSON50162)

Question asked by Goody Anne [Agnes] Gale [Anne Morgan] (PERSON14264) on 26 March 1623 at 14:30

RN Goody Gale of Goldington for Sr Thom Gostick 2 son wch she h {sic} nourceth & now intendeth to weane March. 26 h. 2. 30 p m. 1623

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 218, f. 36v (bottom right, and bottom centre parts of page)

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CASE59792: Horary consultation concerning Goody Holman (PERSON51743) and Holman (PERSON51739)

Question asked by Goody Holman (PERSON51743) on 15 February 1625 at 10:30

RN Goody Holmā of newport 28 y feb 15 h. 10. 30 ant m. 1625

[Astrological Chart]

a thick white water./

mother broght a bed next thursday a fort{y}|g|{sic} hath child but ever the {sic} dye and after they be borne they dye sore at a qu halfe a yere some a quater {sic} & some a month her selfe is well

but hath on child yt liveth wch another womā did suckell but those yt she suckleth doe all dye this Child is all over yellow as if it had the Iades {sic}

the vyne {sic} scladeth the child

would know wheathr good to suckle {l}|o|r to put it out.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 402, f. 166r (upper left part of page)

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CASE70285: Horary consultation concerning John Durante (PERSON48199) and Anonymous (PERSON41118)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON41118) on 20 March 1630 at 13:00

RN Iohn Durrant a yere & a halfe of great Brickhill brought to me march 20 h {sic} hor. 1. p m. 1630 /Child prsent\

[Astrological Chart]

quærit vtrū ab{lac}\bac/tare {sic} debeat et quærit vtrū sit gravida

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 194, p. 188 (upper 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,;f1-document-type=Case%3A%3AEntry;f2-patient-age-band=000-009;f3-patient-consent=Not%20specified;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWomen%E2%80%99s%20matters%3A%3ASuckling;f5-number-of-querents=Single%20querent, accessed 31 May 2020.