Cosgrove Health & Medicine


Richard Napier 1559 - 1634


Napier lived in the Old Rectory in Linford Magna

Richard Napier was born in Exeter on 4 May 1559 of a noble family descended from the Scottish Napiers, lairds of Merchiston, his father being the elder son, by a third wife, of Sir Archibald Napier (d. 1522), fourth laird of Merchiston. A cousin of Richard’s was John Napier, the celebrated mathematician of Napier’s Bones. Following matriculation from Exeter College as a commoner on 20 December 1577, Richard Napier studied Theology at Oxford University, achieving his BA in 1584. Reports vary as to whether he was actually awarded MA in 1586, but he was a Fellow of Exeter College from 1580 until 1590.

Richard left Oxford in 1590 and was ordained. He was installed as rector of Great Linford, north Buckinghamshire, where he was to live and work for the next forty-four years until his death. He was never comfortable with preaching, and is said to have broken down in the pulpit early on in his ministry. He employed a curate to substitute for him, whom he supported with a salary and lodging in his own house. Erasmus Webb, archdeacon of Buckingham, awarded Napier a licence to practise astrology, in particular for medicine. Richard had studied with astrologer Simon Forman, after 1597.  At first, Forman called him 'a dunce', but later Napier's talent for astrology and other personal qualities won Forman over. Forman quickly became a friend, and when he died in 1611 bequeathed Napier all his manuscripts. Both men knew and were strongly influenced by John Dee, Queen Elizabeth’s personal astrologer, alchemist, and conjuror.

Napier built up a huge and popular practice at Great Linford, tending to the physical and mental problems of tens of thousands of patients. Most of his clients were lower and middle class people from farming and labouring families. His biographers say that his fees were on the low side for the times, and he would often give poor people free consultations. His rich clients may unwittingly have subsidised his pro bono work. Richard’s brother, Sir Robert Napier, traded in the Levant, and hobnobbed with the Duke of Buckingham’s friends. A quarter of Richard’s visitors included aristocrats like earls and lords, knights, baronets and their families, and many became personal friends. Perhaps the most notorious of these was the adulterous and 'lunatic' Viscount Purbeck, John Villiers, brother to the Duke of Buckingham. Most of Napier’s clients came from the immediate neighbourhood, but towards the end of his life visitors are recorded from much further away, for example, from Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Dorset, and Somerset. Richard trained two of his curates to his methods and they too became astrological physicians.

Richard Napier, following his mentor Forman’s example, kept meticulous handwritten notes, seemingly on every consultation. These have now been digitised and can be viewed at the Cambridge Library Collections. Napier records about 5% (2000) of his clients as having mental or physical afflictions. He himself suffered from “mopish melancholy”. Like his patients, he worried about his place in the spirit world, and he gave people advice that would help them with many conditions, from currently orthodox medicines, through religious and moral counselling to astrological magic. He used purging and bleeding, prayer, horoscope casting, charms and ritual exorcism at different times. On other occasions he would forecast the outcome of horse races and the likelihood of success for marriage partnerships. There is some evidence that Napier discoursed with the Archangel Raphael when he needed outside help.

Conjuring, or necromancy was a capital crime during this period. By proclaiming moderate, conforming Anglicanism Napier stayed out of trouble, disparaging both Catholics and Non-conformists publicly. Many learned churchmen visited him to use his library and learn about his astrological work. He never broadcast his magical interests and practices, but his medical notes, now in the Bodleian Library, comprise sixty volumes, as well as his numerous correspondence, and unpublished tracts and treatises.

Napier spent a great deal of time on his knees in prayer, rendering them very “horny”, and eventually died on his knees in prayer at Great Linford on 1 April 1634. He was buried there two weeks later. His epitaph says that he was 'the most renowned physician of both body and soul'. He bequeathed almost his entire estate to his nephew and pupil, Richard Napier, who sometimes shared his uncle’s work, as well as money to remodel the kitchens at Exeter College.

This table shows Cosgrove families who consulted Napier, from his original casebooks, which appear on line at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/casebooks/1

Where "Anonymous" appears this seems to be a person accompanying a patient, such as a child. The first digit in notes, followed by "y" seems to indicate the person's age on the date of the consultation.
Decumbiture - chart that is cast for the moment that a person lays down or takes to their bed

Case number Volume Date Time Name  Notes Chart
Archer            
34216 13 14 October 1608 7:00 A.M Elizabeth Archer 60 y. Octob 14 ♀ ho. 7. a. m. 1608.  
63445 42 19 March 1627 10:20 A.M Francis Archer 10 \y/ at Candlemas but came to me March 19. ☾ h. 10. 20
ant m. 1627.
present
Ashby            
17828 6 2 September 1602 12:15 P.M Mary Ashby 2|4|4 y. Sept 2. ♃ hor. 12. 15. p m. 1602.  
18629 6 2 February 1603 1:00 P.M Mary Ashby y feb 2. ☿ hor 1. p m 1603.  
29390 10 12 July 1605 2:30 P.M Bridget Ashby 18 y. Iuly 12. ♀ h. 2. 30 p m 1605 present
35820 16 25 May 1609 2:00 P.M Margery Ashby 22 y May 25 ♃ h. 2 p 1609 present
42812 24 6 February 1616 10:00 A.M Margery Ashby f [sic] mayed [sic] 29 y feb. 6 ♂ h. 10. ant m 1616 |had a great cold & cough ioynts apts to swound whē she riseth| |new ague.| present
43245 25 23 April 1616 11:00 A.M Margery Ashby 30 y Ap 23 ♂ h. 11. ant m 1616 present
78320 53 24 September 1633 12:45 P.M Anthony Ashby onc of Havrshā now of Cosgrave 80 y sept 24 ♂ h
12. 45 p m 1633
 
79548 54 15 October 1639 unknown Elizabeth Ashby 35. y. Octob. 15. 1639  
Atkins            
14844 7 8 April 1603 7:45 A.M William Atkins 50 y.. Aprill 18 ☾ ho 7 45 a m. 1603  
Beauchamp            
11826 3 28 November 1598 9:00 A.M. Beauchamp and John Beauchamp 6 yeres old or 7. about wheate harvest or first lad[ye] this child is troubled wth a Cough & hoping so sore yt it forceth him to cast vp his meate. he hath a good stomack to eate & digest his meate but his cough fetcheth all vp againe
from the bottome of his belly. pater  filio sine consensu. November 28 die ♂ h. 9. 1598.
present
17494 6 15 July 1602 7:55 A.M Anonymous and Thomas Beauchamp a yere & 3 quarters. old. Iuly. 15 ♃ hor 7.
55. ant m. 1602. infans prsens erat
present
28754 10 22 April 1605 7:00 A.M Thomas Beauchamp 50 y Apr 22. ☾ h. 7. 160 ant m 1605.  
29941 10 14 November 1605 2:00 P.M. Anonymous and John Beauchamp 3 y novēb. 14. ♃ h. 2. p m. 1605  
28078 11 3 September 1606 2:10 P.M Alice Beauchamp 26 y maried hath 4 Children
Septemb. 3 ☿ ho. 2. 10 p. m. 1606
her yongest child 2 yeeres old
present
28117 11 18 September 1606 12:45 P.M Alice Beauchamp 26 y Septemb. 18 ♃ ho. 12. 45 p. m. 1606 present
31766 12 24 June 1607 9:00 A.M Alice Beauchamp 28. y Iune 24 ☿ h. 9 ant m. 1607. hart back & belly
a great burning
present
35099 13 6 April 1609 2:30 P.M Anne Beauchamp xj y Apr 6 ♃ h. 2 30 p m 1609  
25238 18 21 July 1610 8:00 A.M Anne Beauchamp 12 y last mid lent sondy about 8. 30 ant m. cam to me this Iuly. 21. 22. \21./ ♄|☉| [sic] |♄| h. 8 ant m. 16i0 present
54566 35 6 July 1622 2:30 P.M Susan Beauchamp 11 y. last thursday about 5 30 pm. came now her selfe
Iuly. 6. h [sic] hor. 2. 30. p m 1622.
present
54685 36 25 July 1622 6:00 P.M Susan Beauchamp 11. y. the thursday after St Peter but came to me Iuly
25. ♃ h. 6 p m. 1622 pyned & cōsumed hed neck & belly. mutch pyned & wasted1
present
55366 36 10 December 1622 10:30 A.M Christopher Beauchamp 57 y Decēb. 10 ♂ h. 10 30 ant m. 1622 present
58328 38 29 April 1624 3:00 P.M Susan Beauchamp 12 y full \of Cosgrave./ Ap 29 ♃ h. 3. p. m. 1624.  
58856 39 30 July 1624 2:00 P.M. Agnes Beauchamp 28. y Iuly 30 ♀ h. 2. p m 1624. present
66780 44 7 August 1628 2:30 P.M Anonymous and Joan Beauchamp 3 y the tuesday last after some [sic] rising or vppon son rising but came to me Aug 7 ♃ h 2. 30 p m. 1628 present
68998 46 18 July 1629 2:00 P.M Alice Beauchamp 50 y Iuly. 18. h [sic]. hor. 2 p m. 1629  
23056 48 27 September 1630 3:30 P.M Goody Beauchamp 30 y sept 27 ☾ h. 3 30 p m 1630  
79135 54 29 July 1634 9:30 A.M Anne Beauchamp 33. y. Iuly 29. ♂. h 9. 30. a. m. 1634. present
79140 54 4 August 1634 10:00 A.M Anne Beauchamp 33. y. August. 4. ☾. h 19|0|. a. m. A.M. [sic] 1634. present
Bignell            
12730 3 24 September 1599 9:00 A.M Anonymous and Mary Bignell   9y. a beating of the harte. & a sounding read [sic] was almost dead sept. 24 die ☾ h. 9. ant m. 1599 present
15507 7 1 August 1603 11:20 A.M Joan Bignell 68 y. Septemb. j ♃ ho. 11. 20 a m. 1603  
32528 12 7 January 1608 9:50 A.M Anonymous and Robert Bignell 8 y Ian 7. [illeg]|♃| h. 9. 50 ant m 1608.hart ill four days ill.  
34262 13 25 October 1608 8:45 A.M Robert Bignell 50 y Octob. 25 ☾|♂| [sic] \♂/ h. 8. 45. ant m. 1608 present
34298 13 29 October 1608 1:25 P.M Robert Bignell  46 y octob. 29. h [sic] hor. 1. 25. ant m 1608.       2 fig present
40898 22 12 February 1613 9:49 A.M. Anonymous and John Bignell 5 y feb 12 ♀. h. 8|9|. 36|49|. ant m 1613.  
42057 24 25 June 1615 1:00 P.M. Robert Bignell 17 y Iune 25 ☉ h. 1. p m 1615 present
47719 29 21 October 1618 4:30 A.M John Bignell 50 y octob 21 ☿ h. 4 30 ant m 1618.  
50149 31 11 January 1620 10:30 A.M John Bignell  extreme sick sinc thursd last 45|7| y
Ian 11. ♂ h. 10. 30 ant m 1620
present
54995 36 21 September 1622 4:15 P.M Elizabeth Bignell 30 y sept 11 21 h [sic] hor 4 15 p m 1622  vtrū sit gravida  
75320 51 17 August 1632 4:30 P.M. Anonymous and Nicholas Bignell a yere & 3 quaters [sic] Aug 17 ♀ h. 4. 30 p m 1632  
Bird            
16264 7 27 July 1604 1:45 P.M Mr Nathaniel Bird Iuly 27 ♀ hor. 1. 3|4|5. pm 1604 present
21302 9 28 July 1604 7:25 A.M Mr Nathaniel Kirkland Iuly. 28. ♄ hor 7. 25 ant m 1604.  
28558 10 8 April 1605 2:00 P.M Mrs Kirkland 25 y Apr 8 ☾ hor. 1|2| p m. 1605 present
Bradshawe            
17713 6 13 August 1602 1:00 P.M. Mrs Elizabeth Bradshowe 43 y. August 13. ♀ hor. 1. p m. 1602.1 present
17738 6 16 August 1602 3:00 P.M Mrs Elizabeth Bradshowe August 16 ☾ hor 3 p m. 1602.  
Briars            
31765 12 24 June 1607 9:20 A.M Anne Briars d|welling wth her mothr 20 y Iune 24
☿ h. 9 20 ant m. 1607
 
Burton            
12134 3 25 March 1599 6:08 P.M Anonymous and John Burton 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
present
Clare            
28821 10 25 April 1605 12:50 P.M Henry Clare 30 y a batch & a poer servant Apr 25 ♃ 12. 50 p m 1605  
31979 12 27 August 1607 8:50 A.M Richard Clare 40 y Aug. 27. ♃ h 8 50 ant m. 1607 present
53483 34 18 January 1622 10:30 A.M Mary Clare 64. y Ian. 18. ♀ h. 10. 30. ant m 1622.  
Clark            
12000 3 27 February 1599 12:00 P.M. Elizabeth [Isabel] Clark 22 serv. to Robart Emerson sick ever sinc Chistide [sic]. 27 feb die ♂ h. 23. 16. 12. her courses stopt
hevy vncōfortabl stomack stitch bottome of her belly.
present
18037 6 4 October 1602 1:20 P.M Elizabeth [Isabel] Clark widow Emmersons servant 22 y. Octob 4.
☾ hor 1. 30. 2[illeg]|0|. p m. 1602.1 Wyndcholicke.
present
15300 7 13 July 1603 9:15 A.M Elizabeth [Isabel] Clark  26 y. Iuly 13 ☿ ho. 9. 15 a m 1603  
15606 7 21 September 1603 11:45 A.M Elizabeth [Isabel] Clark 24 y. Sept. 21 ☿ ho 11. 45 a m. 1603.  
14060 8 23 September 1603 2:25 P.M Elizabeth [Isabel] Clark On of Cosgrave for a great belly a mead
sept 22|3| ♀ hor. 2. 25 p m 1603. servant
to the old widow Emmerson sept 23 ♀ hor 2. 25 p m 1603
 
22030 9 9 March 1605 10:09 A.M Edward Clark 69 y. martij 9 h [sic] hor. 10 [illeg][9] ant m 1605.  
26646 11 22 January 1606 1:00 P.M Edward Clark  6 70 y Ian. 22 ☿ h. 1. p m 1606  
Cole            
45352 27 25 July 1617 3:30 P.M Elizabeth Cole 4[6] y Iuly. 25 ♀ h. 3. 30 p m 1617.1 present
46363 28 9 April 1618 1:30 P.M Isabel Cole 40 y Ap. 9 ♃ h. 1. 30 p m 1618.  
Cook            
62570 41 9 December 1626 1:40 P.M Margaret Cook 46 y decēb. 9 h [sic] hor 1. 40 p m 1626.  
63688 42 18 April 1627 4:30 P.M Margaret Cook Ap: 18. ☿ [illeg] 4. 30. p.m |46. y| hart & backe & forceth
her selfe to cast & was 12 weekes well. & now as mutch. gnawen as ever before would be let blood fyndeth no good in physick haven taken it 6 tymsher S ♃ did her good god be
thanked for 10 weekes.
present
76054 52 1 December 1632 2:00 P.M James Cook 61. y Decēb. 1. h [sic] hor 2 p m 1632 present
Dickins            
54920 36 11 September 1622 2:00 P.M Elizabeth Dickins of Dunsanger [sic] \Cosgrave/ wth Mr Mansell.
sept 11. ☿ h. 2. p m 1622 /was prsent\
present
Durham            
19720 5 1 August 1601 12:00 P.M. Nathaniel Durham 21. y. Aug 1 h [sic]. hor. 12. 1601 present
Earle            
52329 33 24 April 1621 2:38 P.M Barbara Earle 30 y Ap 24. ♀ ♂ h. 2. 38 p m. 1621  
Eaton            
54432 35 14 June 1622 11:30 A.M Eleanor Eaton serv to Mr Samuell Maunsell of Cosgrave
17. y. Iune 14 ♀ h. 11. 30 ant m. 1622 |was prsent|
present
55464 36 4 January 1622 2:00 P.M Eleanor Eaton serv to Mr Sam. Ma[nust]e 18. y
Ian. 4 h [sic]. hor 2. p m. 1623
present
Elliot            
48342 29 10 March 1619 1:30 P.M John Elliot 32 y March. 10 ☿ h 1. 30 p m 16[19] present
48157 29 30 January 1619 11:30 A.M John Elliot 40 y a batcheler Ian 30 h [sic] hor 11. 30 ant m 1619.  
49085 30 26 June 1619 10:30 A.M John Elliot serv. 42. y. Iune 26 h [sic] hor. 10. 30 ant m 1619  
Emerson            
12012 3 1 March 1599 11:55 A.M. Goody Ann (Agnes) Emmerson the Elder 48. a very well coloured & blody & high cōplexion & cor
pulent. for her selfe. Marche 1. die ♃. h. 11. 55. 1599.
water good.
present
12013 3 1 March 1599 1:00 P.M Mr Francis Emerson 31 yeres. for his disease Martij 1. die ♃. h. 1. 1599 present
12028 3 5 March 1599 3:20 P.M. Lettice Emerson 28  for her disease Martij 5. die ☾. h. 2|3|. 20
m p m. whethr wth Child water good black humours
in the bottome wheathr wth Child. 1599. camot [sic] sleepe
present
10339 4 15 April 1600 2:30 P.M Alice Emerson 30 y. Apr 15 die ♂ h. 2. 30 p m. 1600. present
10340 4 15 April 1600 3:00 P.M. Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder] for her swelling Ap. 15 die ♂ h. 3. p m: 1600  
10816 4 11 June 1600 10:30 A.M. Alice Emerson 30 Iune 11 die ☿ h. 10. 30 ant m. 1600 present
11115 4 5 August 1600 8:00 A.M Elizabeth Emerson 16 y. August 5. die ♂ h. 8 ant m 1600 present
19076 5 23 March 1601 3:00 P.M Anonymous and Francis Emerson a child. martij 23. die ☾ hor. 3. p m 160i. a quotidian  
19116 5 4 April 1601 11:00 A.M Mr Hugh Emerson 30|i| y. Ap. 4 die ♄ hor. 10. 11. ant m. 1601  
19157 5 11 April 1601 7:45 A.M Robert Emerson 12 y. Apr xj  die ♄ hor. 7. 45. ant m. 160i present
19596 5 11 July 1601 12:15 P.M Joan Emerson 60 y. Iuly 11 die ♄ hor. 12. 15. p m. 1601 present
20126 5 18 December 1601 9:00 A.M Robert Emerson 67. Deceb. 18 ♀ hor. 9. ant m 1601 present
16741 6 29 March 1602 8:50 A.M Mr Francis Emerson 30 y. martij 29 ☾ hor. 8. 50 ant m 1602.  capitis dolore
et pruritu
 
16857 6 15 April 1602 10:00 A.M Mr Francis Emerson 30 y. Ap: 15 ♃ ho. 10 a m present
17404 6 30 June 1602 10:00 A.M Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder] 51 y. Iune 20 30. h. 10 ant m. 1602. the elder. present
17593 6 27 July 1602 11:00 A.M Richard Emerson 26 y. Iuly 27. ♂ hor. 11. ant m. 1602. present
15267 7 4 July 1603 12:30 P.M Bridget Emerson  23 y a meaden Iuly 4. ☾ hor. 12. 30 p m. 1603. present
15299 7 13 July 1603 8:45 A.M Elizabeth Emerson 19 y. Iuly 13 ☿ ho. 8. 45 [illeg] a m. 1603.  
15375 7 26 July 1603 10:15 A.M Elias Emerson 30 y. Iuly 26 ♂ ho. 10 15 a m. 1603 present
15629 7 24 September 1603 12:30 P.M Mr Francis Emerson sept 24. h [sic] hor. 12 4|3|0 p m. 1603.  
16098 7 21 January 1604 11:38 A.M Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder] 50 y Ian 21 ♄ hor 11 38 ant m 1604.  
16107 7 23 January 1604 10:50 A.M Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder] 50 y. Ian. 23 ☾ ho 10 50 a m. 1604
She sent for a purgation
 
13570 8 5 March 1603 11:00 A.M Lettice Emerson 31. Martij 5. h [sic] hor. 11. ant m. 1603. present
13854 8 19 June 1603 1:46 P.M Bridget Emerson 19. y. |M Whaly| Iune 19. ☉ hor. 1. 3|4|6. p m 1603. extreme sick right syde |plurisye.| /19 y.\1 present
13863 8 22 June 1603 9:00 A.M. Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder]  Iune 22 ☿ hor 9. ant m. 1603.  
13864 8 22 June 1603 8:45 A.M. Anonymous and Bridget Emerson 19 y. Iune 22 ☿ hor 8. 20|45|. ant m 1603. exceeding sleepy present
13865 8 22 June 1603 9:00 A.M John Emerson 16 y. Iune 22. ☿ 9. h. 1603.  
20961 9 3 April 1604 2:40 P.M Goody Anne [Agnes] Emerson [the elder]  francis Emmertons mothr. Apr 3 ♂ hor 2. 40 p m 1604.  
21031 9 11 April 1604 3:45 P.M Mr Francis Emerson 34 y.\ Apr 11 ☿ hor. 11 3. 38. 3. 45. p m 1604.  
21396 9 14 August 1604 10:30 A.M Arthur Emerson 45 y Aug. 14 ♂ hor. 10. 30 ant m 1604 present
21398 9 14 August 1604 11:45 A.M Anne Emerson  28 y Aug 14 ♂ hor 11 45 ant m 1604  
28576 10 9 April 1605 12:30 P.M Ellis Emerson 32 y. Apr 9: ♂ h. 12. 30 p m. 1605.  
28163 11 2 September 1606 7:30 A.M Mr Francis Emerson 36|7| y s Octob. 2. ♃ h. 7. 30 ant m. 1606 / 8. 30 ant\ present
30386 12 20 December 1606 1:00 P.M Mr Francis Emerson Decēb. 20 h [sic] hor 1 p m 1606  
30978 12 27 March 1607 10:46 A.M  Napier  soror mea asked me what was good for her wen. march 27 ♀ h. 10 ant m 1607. Hordeola. incision & then a sanative playstr She told me how her Daughters sonne Ennerson [sic] of Cosgrave was in love & likely to dye when the fathr had gone about to make a match betwixt another mā & her
but yt match is broken &love is renewed betwixt them agayne & the fathr now is brought o|t|o offer 100li march
27 ♀ h. 10. 38 [sic] \46/ ant m 1607
 
31624 12 9 June 1607 11:30 A.M John Emerson  20 y Iune 9. ♂ h. 11. 30 ant m 1607  
31815 12 29 June 1607 2:30 P.M Bridget Emerson 23 y Iune 29 ☾ h. 2. 30 p m. 1607.  
33334 13 13 April 1608 3:10 P.M Mr Francis Emerson 39 y. Aprill 13. ☿ ho: 3. 10. p. m 1608. present
33791 13 18 July 1608 1:00 P.M. Old Goody Emerson 62 y Iuly 18 ☾ h. 1. p. m. 1608. present
34249 13 22 October 1608 11:20 A.M. Margaret Emerson and Anonymous the old womā quærit vtrū nescio quæ cuiꝯ nomen nō vult
indicare sit gravida Octob 22 h [sic] hor 11. 20 ant m 1607|8|
 
39203 20 15 February 1612 10:00 A.M Thomas Emerson 58 y febr 15. h [sic] hor 10. ant m 1612. present
39230 21 19 February 1612 4:00 P.M William Emerson the parsons sonne 51. y. feb. 19. ☿
h: 4. p m. 1612. /sick six weekes. a weak mā\
 
39245 21 21 February 1612 10:00 A.M. Anonymous and Arthur Emerson  almost 8 y feb 21. ♀ h. 10 ant m. 1612  
39453 21 25 March 1612 9:50 A.M Anne [Agnes] Emerson 35 y march. 25 ☿ h. 9. 50 ant m 1612
tooth ach & hed ach.
 
39456 21 25 March 1612 9:50 A.M Matthew Emerson 40 y march. 25. ☿ h. 9. 50 ant m 1612.  
40482 21 17 October 1612 12:30 P.M Elizabeth Emerson 16 y Octob: 17 ♄ ho. 0. 30. p. m. 1612  
40684 22 12 December 1612 10:00 A.M George Emerson 31 y. decēb. 12 h [sic] hor.  10. ant m. 1612. /maried\ he enquired wheathr any had it besydꝭ him selfe present
40873 22 4 February 1613 9:00 A.M John Emerson 26 y febr. 4. ☿ h. 9. ant m. 1613. present
41054 22 22 March 1613 10:40 A.M Arthur Emerson 54 y march 22 ☾ ho. 10. 40 a. m. 1613  
41055 22 22 March 1613 10:40 A.M Anonymous and George Emerson his sonne 5 y eodē tempore for an ague.  
41135 22 7 April 1613 6:00 P.M Mr Emerson 40 y Ap 7. ☿ h. 6 p m 1613  
23603 23 23 June 1614 4:45 P.M Mr Francis Emerson 48 y. Iune 23. ♃ ho. 4. 45. p. m. 1614  
41776 24 27 April 1615 11:00 A.M Mrs Emerson 45| y Ap. 27. ♃ h. 11 ant m 1615  
43291 25 30 April 1616 5:00 P.M. Anonymous and Catherine Emerson  3 y. Ap 30 ♂ h. 5. p m 1616. ague.  
43318 25 4 May 1616 10:20 A.M. Phillip Emerson 8 y mayed [sic] no child may 4 h [sic] hor 10 20 ant m 16i6
8 yers mayed [sic] had no child desyrous to have
 
43857 25 9 September 1616 8:30 A.M Elizabeth Emerson 20 y sept. 9. ☾ h. 8. 30 ant m. 1616 present
44597 26 2 April 1617 11:00 A.M Hugh Emerson 23 y Ap 2 ☿. h. 11. ant m. 1617.  
50132 31 7 January 1620 10:30 A.M Susan Emerson 18 y Ian 7 ♀ h. 10. 30 p|a|nt m 1620 present
50160 31 19 January 1620 12:00 P.M Susan Emerson 18 y Ian 19 ☿ h. 12. 1620 present
50892 32 20 May 1620 7:00 A.M Goodman Emerson may 20 h [sic] hor 7 ant m 1620  
52617 34 8 June 1621 10:25 A.M Phillip Emerson 35 y. Iune 8 ♀ h. 10. 25 ant m. 1621 present
52649 34 13 June 1621 11:00 A.M Phillip Emerson 34 y Iune 13 ☿ h. 11. ant m 162i  
26323 37 3 February 1623 11:20 A.M Judith Emerson 25 y sucklet [sic] her child feb 3. ☾ h. 11 20 ant m 1623
aguish sweateth mtch [sic] shortȳded [sic] & no stomack. nesc an sit gravida
present
55857 37 25 March 1623 10:00 A.M Judith Emerson 26 y march. 25. ♂ h. 10 ant m 1623
mayed [sic] a child halfe yere old weaned it selfe.
present
57192 37 4 October 1623 11:30 A.M Perse Emerson 21 y octob 4 h [sic] h 11 30 ant m 1623  
58715 39 6 July 1624 2:30 P.M Robert Emerson 35 y Iuly 6 ♂ h. 2. 30 p m 1624 |was prsent| present
58886 39 4 August 1624 1:30 P.M Robert Emerson 35 y Aug 4. ☿. h: 1. 30 p m 1624 present
67261 44 27 October 1628 7:39 A.M Goodwife Elizabeth Emerson  29 y octob. 27. ☾ h. 7. 39 ant m 1628.
brought a bed this day senet about 11 at night but sent to me octob 27
present
67328 44 8 November 1628 10:00 A.M Goodwife Elizabeth Emerson 29 y novēb. 8 h [sic] hor 10 ant m 1628  
22075 48 6 June 1630 7:00 A.M Francis Emerson 13 [y] Iune 7 [sic] ☉ h. 7 [ant] m. 1630 |strang[ly] tak[en]| present
22150 48 14 June 1630 12:30 P.M Francis Emerson 13 y [illeg] [sic] Iune 13 [sic] \14/ ☾ h. 12 30 p m 1630  
22261 48 24 June 1630 12:15 P.M Francis Emerson  13 y Iune 24. ♃ h. 12. 15 p m 1630  
23371 48 25 November 1630 11:00 A.M George Emerson 22 y last Miklemas Novēb 25 ♃ h. 11 ant m 1630  
71193 49 6 January 1631 9:00 A.M George Emerson 22 y Ian 6 ♃ h. 9 ant [sic]/ ant m. 1631.  
72237 49 28 May 1631 4:00 P.M. Mr Emerson 30 y may 28 h [sic] hor 4 p. m. 1631 present
75499 52 15 September 1632 1:15 P.M Sara Emerson 10 y Sept 15. ♀|h| [sic]. 1. 15 p m 1632  
Evans            
53551 34 11 February 1622 5:30 P.M John Evans  56| y feb. 11 ☾ h. 5. 30 p m. 1622  
57626 38 21 January 1624 10:20 A.M. Susan Evans 50 y Ian 21. ☿ h. 10. 20 ant m 1624 It tooke her vppon monday about 8 in ye morning present
59717 39 29 January 1625 9:20 A.M Susan Evans 50. y. Ian: 29 h. 9. 20 ant m. 1625. present
Fenneble            
56556 37 20 June 1623 9:39 A.M Goody Fenneble  35 y Iune 20 ♀ h. 9. 39 ant m 1623  
22649 48 9 August 1630 7:30 A.M Anthony Fenneble 47 y Aug. 9 ☾ h. 7. 30 ant m. 1630  
Fisher            
29857 10 2 November 1605 2:25 P.M Millicent Fisher 24 y a serv. novēb. 2 h [sic] hor 2. 25 p m 1605.  
35438 16 19 April 1609 8:30 A.M Joan Fisher 31 y. Aprill 19 ☿ ho. 8. 30 a. m. 1609. present
35439 16 19 April 1609 8:40 A.M Anne Fisher 23 y. April 19 ☿ ho. 8. 40 a. m. 1609.  
35758 16 18 May 1609 8:00 A.M John Fisher 30 y a batcheler May 18. ♃. h. 7. 45. ant m 1609. present
35759 16 18 May 1609 9:20 A.M Joan Fisher 31. y May. 18. ♃ 8. ant m. 1609.  
36009 16 21 June 1609 9:20 A.M John Fisher 30 y a batcheler. Iu[ne] 21: ☿ h. 9. 20 ant m 1609 present
Franklin            
46894 28 20 June 1618 9:38 A.M Bridget Franklin 30 y Iune 20 h. 9. 15|38|. ant m 16i8. servant to Mr furthoe of Cosgrave present
Foulkes            
  18 11 January 1611 3:40 P.M Goody Elizabeth Foulkes and her daughter Ian 10|i| [sic] \11/ ♀ h. 3. 38 p m. 1610|i| present
43319 25 4 May 1616 10:15 A.M Mrs Foulkes 74 y ma\r/y [sic]. 4. h [sic] hor. 1[0] 15 ant m. 1616  
Furtho            
32865 13 14 February 1608 1:00 P.M. Mrs Anne Furtho of Cosgrave 16 y feb. 24 ☿ h. 1. p m 1608 present
25700 18 9 December 1610 8:00 A.M. Mr Edward Furtho [the elder] 50 y Decēb 9. ☉ h. 8. ant m. 1610 present
40781 22 13 January 1613 1:39 P.M Young Mr Edward Furtho borne vppō tuesday the 28 of septēb. anno  1596. h 6 post m.. sent vnto me Ian. 13 ☿ h. 1. 39 p m 1613.  
40936 22 18 February 1613 5:00 P.M Young Mr Edward Furtho 16 y feb. 18 [illeg]|♃| h 5. p m 1613.  
45860 27 16 December 1617 2:00 P.M Mr Edward Furtho [the elder] Decēb. 16. ♂ h. 2. p m 1617  
46340 28 3 April 1618 3:00 P.M Young Mr Edward Furtho 21 y. last milkemas. eve about six at night. came Ap 3. ♀.
h. 3: p m 1618 payne on his armes s [sic] ever sinc [illeg]|C|hristmas last rūning vp & downe frō
his should vnto his armes & fyngers & legs.
 
49841 31 19 October 1619 10:30 A.M Mr Edward Furtho [the elder] Mr furthoe of Cosgrave octob 19 ♂ h. 10 30 ant m 1619  
Garner            
24336 23 1 March 1615 2:00 P.M Anonymous and Anthony Garner 7. y. martch. 1. ☿ h. 2. p m 1615.  
Gardner            
50897 32 20 May 1620 8:40 A.M Mary Gardner may 13 \19./ 20 h [sic] hor 8 40 ant m 1620  
Gates            
44488 26 20 March 1617 7:30 A.M Goody Elizabeth Gates 24 y March 20. ♃ h. [7] 30 ant m 1617
sucketh a child /halfe a yere old\
 
44697 26 16 April 1617 1:00 P.M Anonymous and Thomas Gates halfe a yeer old. Ap. 16 ☿ h. 1. p. m. 1617  
44786 26 26 April 1617 2:00 P.M Anonymous and Thomas Gates halfe a yere old o Ap 26. h [sic] hor. 2. p m. 1617  
44923 26 16 May 1617 2:00 P.M Anonymous and Thomas Gates at cr|m|ydsomer next 3 quarters of a yere old may 16
♀ h. 2 p m 1617
present
46409 28 13 April 1618 12:00 P.M. Goody Elizabeth Gates 25. y. Ap. 13 ☾. h. 12 1618. /a child a yere old.\ present
47093 28 17 July 1618 9:30 A.M Goody Elizabeth Gates 23 y Iuly 16 17. ♀ h. 9. 30 ant m. 1618. present
47727 29 22 October 1618 9:00 A.M Goody Elizabeth Gates  30 y octob 22 ♃ h. 9 ant m 1618  
49192 30 8 July 1619 8:00 A.M Goody Elizabeth Gates 28 y Iuly 8. ♂ h. 8 ant m. 1619 present
49435 30 4 August 1619 4:40 P.M Goody Elizabeth Gates 27 y Aug 4 ☿. h. 4. 40 p m. 1619 present
Gravestock            
33003 13 10 March 1608 4:00 P.M Thomas Gravestock  serv. to mr furthoe 38|4| y march 10. ♃. h. 4. p m 1608.  
42056 24 26 June 1615 7:00 A.M Thomas Gravestock 43 y Iune 26 ☾ h. 7. ant m 1615 present
Gorman            
47690 29 17 October 1618 10:28 A.M Ellen Gorman 50. y. octob. 17. h [sic] hor 10 28 ant m 1618.
sorely troubled wth the tooath ach
 
Harte            
50464 31 30 March 1620 1:30 P.M Ralph Harte 20 y March 30 ♃ h. 1. 30 p m 1620  
50506 31 4 April 1620 9:15 A.M Ralph Harte servant to goodmān Rigbee 20 y
Ap 4 ♂ h. 9. 1[5] ant m 1620
 
Harwood            
12355 3 1 May 1599 8:35 A.M Agnes Harwood 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. present
50606 16 20 December 1609 11:30 A.M John Harwood 60 Decēb. 20. ☿ h. 11. 30 ant m. 1609 present
Ives            
36741 16 16 November 1609 1:00 P.M Sara Ives 30 y a servant to mr furthoe novēb. 16 ♃ h. 1. p m 1609. present
40255 21 27 August 1612 7:30 A.M Elizabeth Ives Mres furthoes mayden 28 y of Cosgrave
Aug. 29. h. 7 ant m 1612
present
Jarman            
45346 27 25 July 1617 9:38 A.M Eleanor Jarman 52 y Iuly 25. ♀ h. 9. 38 ant m 1617  
Jarvis            
53861 35 11 April 1622 3:00 P.M Anonymous and Anne Jarvis 5 y sick [sic] weekes before m[ikl] next Ap. 11 ♃
h. 3. p m 1622
 
Johnson            
12160 3 27 March 1599 4:15 P.M Jays [Joyce] Johnson Ieas Ianson. sick at harte not well this 2 yere. Hoven in her body in her backe 50. of Cosgrave. water white & thicke. when shee short winded. /27 of Marche. die ♂ h. 4. 15. p. m. 1599  
12546 3 19 August 1599 4:45 P.M Jays [Joyce] Johnson 50 y. Aug. 19. die ☉ h. 4. 45. an p m. 1599 a payne in her harte & body & troubled wth winde / lyeth in her syde. present
12605 3 29 August 1599 3:00 P.M Jays [Joyce] Johnson August. 29 die ☿ h. 3 3 [sic] p m. 1599. se putat
colicā laborare./
 
17680 6 7 August 1602 12:00 P.M Jays [Joyce] Johnson 60 y. Aug 12. 1602 harte  
47658 29 14 October 1618 10:30 A.M Elizabeth Johnson 36 y octob. 14. ☿ h. 10 30 ant m 1618.  
47689 29 17 October 1618 10:20 A.M Goodwife Johnson 32 y Octob 17. h [sic] hor 10 20 ant m 1618.  
49681 31 13 September 1619 11:00 A.M Elizabeth Johnson  36 y sept 13. ☾ h. 11 ant m 1619 present
58565 38 29 May 1624 4:30 P.M Alexander Johnson may 24 \20/ ♃ h 4 \3. 45/ p m. 1624 brused wth a horse & spit blood on the right syde present
Knight            
12835 3 22 October 1599 12:00 P.M Agnes Knight 28. y. payned in her head wth a gydines goeth over
[ra]ck & harte maketh her to vomitte Octob. 22 die ☾ h. 12.
 
Ludgate            
62014 41 11 April 1626 3:25 P.M Agnes Ludgate 43 y Ap 11 ♂ h. 3. 25 p m. 1626  
65678 43 31 March 1628 12:50 P.M Agnes Ludgate 16 y borne on the tuesday or Weddensd in the forenoone h. 8. 30 ant m  but her selfe came to me March 31
☾ h. 12. 50 p m 1628
present
68397 45 7 May 1629 4:45 P.M. Peter Ludgate 36 y may 7 ♃ h. 4. 45 a|p| m
1629 /Is mayed [sic] & hath 3 child\1
present
72211 49 27 May 1631 6:00 P.M Anonymous and Alice Ludgate 20. y. may 27. ♀ h. 6. p m 1631 present
Manning            
23838 23 19 August 1614 8:00 A.M. Goody Manning 45./ y Aug. 19 ♀ h. 8. ant m. 1614. /quærit an sit gravida\ present
Mansel            
79872 2 17 January 1636 4:00 P.M Mrs Nightingale Mansell and Margaret Mansell 16 y. Ian. 17. ☉ h. 3|4|. p. m. 1635. present
Maple            
61806 41 20 March 1626 9:45 A.M Anne Maple 29. y. 2 child march. 20 ☾ h. 9. 45 ant m 1626.  
Martin            
37937 20 25 April 1611 11:40 A.M William Martin 34 y Ap 25. ♃ h. 11. 40 ant m 1611  
Mewood            
10487 4 3 May 1600 9:40 A.M Goody Elizabeth Mewood 32.y may 3. die ♄ h. 9. 40. ant m. 1600 sick this six weekes. present
10596 4 17 May 1600 11:00 A.M Elizabeth Morewood 35. of Cosgrave Maij 17 die ♄. h. 11. ant m. 1600  
17419 6 1 July 1602 6:00 P.M Goody Elizabeth Mewood 31 y. Iulij 1. ♃ hor 6. p m. 1602 present
24382 23 18 March 1615 12:30 P.M Charity Mewood  20 y march 1h [sic] h [sic] hor. 12. 30 p 1615  
60396 40 4 May 1625 5:40 P.M Robert Mewood m|8|0 y may 4 ☿. h. 5. 40 pm. 1625 sinc fyday [sic] h. 9. 30 his speach taken away  
Miller            
20509 5 2 March 1602 6:00 P.M John Miller 2|3| y. martij 2. ♂ hor 6 p m 1602 present
25188 18 12 July 1610 4:50 P.M John Miller 26 y Iuly 12. ♃ h. 4. 50. p m 16i0  
Mortimer            
38110 20 11 May 1611 3:15 P.M Joan Mortimer  60 y May 11 h [sic] hor. 3. 15 p m. 1611.  
Mourby            
12679 3 10 September 1599 11:00 A.M Harry Mourby  60 yeres old. hath for this yere to cast vp the meate he always taketh his belly will swell sometimes as big as it can
hold. gryped in belly & in backe. sept. 10. die ☾ h. 11. ant m. 1599.
present
Moulsoe            
12007 3 28 February 1599 12:30 P.M John Moulsoe 52. sick this fortnight of a grudging of the ague & troubled
wth a cough. looketh thin & yellowe wth it this
28 of feb. die ☿. h. 12. 30. mi. 1599.
present
29992 10 23 November 1605 1:00 P.M Anonymous and John Moulsoe  3 y nov 23. h [sic] hor. 1 p m 1605.  
30621 12 11 February 1607 8:25 A.M John Moulsoe 60 y feb. 11. ☿ h. 8. 25. ant m 1607. his sences taken away in the fild the 3 of feb ♂ h 10 ant m 1607. present
30623 12 11 February 1607 8:30 A.M. John Moulsoe Iohn Moulsoe sent his water feb. 11 ☿ h. 8. 30 ant m 1607.
31165 12 11 April 1607 4:30 P.M William Moulsoe 28 y. a ba mayed [sic] man Apr 11. [illeg]|♄| hor 4. 30 p m
1607
 
34583 13 17 December 1608 4:00 P.M Mary Moulsoe 30 y decēb. 17. h [sic] hor 4. p m 1608.
nescit an sit gravida
present
37139 16 6 March 1610 8:30 A.M Mary Moulsoe 32 y march 6 ♂ h. 8 30 ant m 1610.  
41056 22 22 March 1613 10:45 A.M Mary Moulsoe 40 y. feb|M|arch. 22 ☾ ho. 10. 45 a. m. 1613  
49989 31 26 November 1619 5:38 P.M Moulsoe and George Moulsoe Georg Moulsoe of Cosgrave 7 y novēb 26 ♀ h. 5 38 p m
1619 |sine cons| |pater  filio|
present
49996 31 29 November 1619 9:40 A.M. Anonymous and Thomas Moulsoe 5 y novēb 29. ☾ h. 9. 40 ant m 16i9 present
51395 32 13 August 1620 8:15 A.M Anonymous and Thomas Moulsoe  6 y Aug 13 ☉ h. 8. 15 ant m 1620.  
63399 42 14 March 1627 3:20 P.M. Anonymous and Thomas Moulsoe 12 y march. 14 ☿ h. 3. 20 p m 1627 present
23260 48 4 November 1630 2:50 P.M Mary Moulsoe 30 y novēb. 4. ♃ h. 2. 50 p m 1630  
Newcombe            
15025 7 28 May 1603 3:40 P.M Richard Newcombe 34 y. Maij 28 ♄ ho 3. 40 p. m 1603. /  
13743 8 21 May 1603 11:15 A.M Richard Newcombe 32/ y. Maij 21. ♄ hor 11. 15 ant m. m. [sic] 1603  
Parker            
20590 9 18 February 1604 11:15 A.M Alice Parker 40 y febr 18 h [sic] hor 11 15 ant m 1604.  
Parsons            
46911 28 23 June 1618 4:00 P.M Mary Parsons 23] [y] Iune 23 ♂ h. 4 p m 1618 present
47085 28 15 July 1618 11:30 A.M William Parsons 45 y. Iuly: 15 ☿. h. 11. 30 ant m. 1618. present
47086 28 15 July 1618 11:40 A.M Mary Parsons his daughtr 17 y Iuly 15 ☿ h. 11. 40 ant m 1618.  
47107 28 15 July 1618 5:40 P.M William Parsons 45 y Iuly. 15 ☿ h. 5. 40 p m 1618. present
Pen            
61225 41 29 October 1625 9:45 A.M. Anonymous and Nathaniel Pen sinc thursd last Octob. 29 h [sic]. hor 9. 45 ant m
1625 |is frentick|
 
Persival            
36846 16 6 January 1610 9:50 A.M Susan Persival 25| y Ian 6. h [sic] hor. 9. 50 ant m 1610. present
Piggott            
61316 41 21 November 1625 1:30 P.M Mr Piggot  who came out of Lincolnesheere 42 y. a mayed [sic] mā
novēb. 21. ☾ h. 1. 30 p m 1625.
 
Rigby            
46107 28 3 March 1618 10:20 A.M Goodman Henry Rigbye 32 y march. 3 ♂ h. 10. 20 ant m 1618  
46108 28 3 March 1618 10:25 A.M Elizabeth Rigbye 35 y march 3 ♂ h. 10. 25 ant m 1618  
48289 29 28 February 1619 9:30 A.M. Anonymous and Henry Rigbye 3 y feb 28 ☉ h. 9. 30 ant m 1619 present
52322 33 23 April 1621 3:00 P.M Goodman Henry Rigbye 32 y Ap. 23 ☾ h. 3. p m 162i  
52990 34 16 August 1621 2:25 P.M Goodman Henry Rigbye  34 y Aug. 16. ♃ h. 2. 25 p m. 1621  
Rivys            
13708 8 27 April 1603 10:30 A.M Henry Rivys at the same tyes [sic] for his ey dymed.  
29845 10 31 October 1605 1:20 P.M Henry Rivys 60 y Octob. 31 y ♃ h. 1 p 20 p m. 1605. present
Rose            
18223 6 13 November 1602 3:35 P.M. Anonymous and Susan Rose 7 y novēb 13 h [sic] hor. 3. 35 p m 1602
headach chest cold & chill
 
27394 11 27 May 1606 11:15 A.M Anne Rose  16 y may 27. ♂ h. 11. 15. ant m. 1606.
in prsenc a very good water.
 
31397 12 5 May 1607 12:00 P.M. Goody Rose and five children may 5 ♂ h. 12. 1607.
had a calfe bitten wth a mad dog wch was gydy & the [sic] knocked it in the hed & this dog did bite five of her children & snapped some in the hand some in the feete.
 
50622 13 17 July 1608 7:00 A.M Anonymous and William Rose 7 y Iuly 17 ☉ h. 7. ant m 1608. present
33790 13 18 July 1608 11:25 A.M William Rose 7 y Iuly 18 ☾ h. 11. 25 ant m 1608.  
33809 13 21 July 1608 7:00 A.M Anonymous and William Rose eodem tpe a great paine in his head & eyes./  
23517 23 3 June 1614 2:30 P.M William Rose 48 y Iune 3. ♀ h. 2. 30 p m. 1614.  
50896 32 20 May 1620 8:30 A.M Susan Rose May 1|2|0 h [sic] hor. 8. 30 ant m. 1620. 24 y  
Rufhead            
35829 16 26 May 1609 8:45 A.M Peter Rufhead 29 y m[ay] 26. ♀ h. 8. 45. ant m 1609  
Sharpe            
76410 52 5 February 1633 11:00 A.M Leonard Sharpe 29 y. a batch Feb 5 ♂ h. 10 11 ant m. 1633  
Spencer            
11990 3 26 February 1599 1:15 P.M Goodman Spencer  50. y sick yesterday. 26 of feb. die ☾. h. 1. 15 present
11991 3 26 February 1599 1:15 P.M Joan Spencer 30.y  sick this 3 quarters: maried 4. yeres
since miklemas. 26 of feb. die ☾. 1. 30. mi.
present
12694 3 14 September 1599 8:00 A.M. Thomas Spencer 39 y. a payne in his back & a stitch in his syde for this
5 weekes that he can scarce styrre him in his bead.
Sept. 14 die ♀ h. 8. ant m 1599.
present
12859 3 28 November 1599 10:15 A.M Richard Spencer and Frances Spencer Frauncis Spencer. 33 y. had a child a twelf moneths sinc & halfe. novemb 28 die ☿ h. 10. 15 p|a|nt m. 1599 present
10833 4 13 June 1600 2:00 P.M Mr John Spencer  23 y Iune 13 die ♀ h. 12. 45 \1. [sic] 2/ p m. 1600 present
10730 4 31 May 1600 10:15 A.M Mr John Spencer servant to mr Robarte Spencer 23. may 31 die ♄ h.
10 15. ant m. 1600
present
10990 4 4 July 1600 9:55 A.M Mr John Spencer 23. Iuly [2]|4| die ♀. h. 9. 55. ant m 1600 present
19435 5 22 June 1601 4:00 P.M Mr John Spencer  24 y. serv. to mr Robart Spencer Iune 22 die ☉ [sic] hor
4. p m. 1601
present
19465 5 25 June 1601 1:20 P.M John Spencer came to me to Stratford Iune 25 ♃ hor 1. 20. p m 160i present
19466 5 26 June 1601 9:00 A.M John Spencer 26|4||3| y. Iune 26 die ♀.  
19525 5 6 July 1601 6:40 A.M Mr John Spencer 25|4| y Iuly 6 die ☾ hor. 6. 40. ant m. 1601  
19628 5 16 July 1601 7:30 A.M Mr John Spencer Iuly. 16 die ♃ hor 7. 30 p m [sic]. 1601  
20132 5 19 December 1601 12:30 P.M Mr John Spencer  28 y. Deceb 19 ♃ ♄ hor 12. 30 p m. 1601  
20688 9 3 March 1604 8:40 A.M Mr John Spencer serv to my L Spener [sic] 24 y martij 3 h [sic] hor 8. 40 ant m 1604.  
21114 9 23 April 1604 10:00 A.M Mr John Spencer 26 y Apr 23. ☾ hor 10 ant m. 1604. present
29393 10 13 July 1605 8:30 A.M Anonymous and John Spencer 5. y. old Iuly 13 ♄ hor 8. 30 ant m. 1605.  
45194 27 21 June 1617 8:38 A.M Anne Spencer 15 y Iune 21. ♀ h [sic] hor. 8. 37 ant m 1617  
53860 35 11 April 1622 3:00 P.M Mary Spencer 10. y last new yeres eve tuesd. about 10 & the first cock came to me Ap. 11 ♃ h. 3. p m. 1622
kings evill 2 y. y [sic] & a halfe.
 
65079 43 15 December 1627 1:00 P.M Mary Spencer 16. y. Decēb 15 h [sic] hor 1. p m. 1627 |16 y next new
yeres night h. 12. p m|
present
72024 49 9 May 1631 11:00 A.M Mary Spencer 20 y next new yeres day h. 1. in the morning
may 9 ♃ ☾ h. 11 ant m 1631
 
Stanton            
38611 20 29 August 1611 10:00 A.M Mr Stanton who| mayed [sic] mr furthoes Daughter
22 y. Aug 29. ♃. h. 10. ant. m. 1611.
 
Stoe            
49644 30 8 September 1619 4:45 P.M. Jane Stoe serv. to Mr Whalye 22. sept 8 ☿. h 4. 45 ant m [sic]. 1619  
Swinybank            
22163 48 15 June 1630 9:25 A.M Goody Swinybank 75 y Iune 15 ♂ h. 9. 25. ant m 1630 present
Temple            
49320 30 23 July 1619 3:30 P.M Anonymous and Thomas Temple 9 y Iuly. 23. ♀ h. 3. 30 p m 1619 |the boy prsent| present
Tomlin            
47016 28 6 July 1618 9:40 A.M Anonymous and Anne Tomlin borne feb 17. h [sic]. hor. 4. ant m. 1618. 1615.  
47015 28 6 July 1618 9:40 A.M Anonymous and Anne Tomlin 2. y. Shrovessatterday at 4 in the morning sent for [me]
Iuly. 6 ☾ h. 9. 40 ant m 1618. was neavr sick
hath voyded wormes
present
47415 29 31 August 1618 10:30 A.M Anonymous and Anne Tomlin An Tomelin in prsence 2 y last Shrovesatt was 2 y borne at 4 before day ♄ 1615. feb. 18. ♄ 4. ant m 1615. /of Cosgrave\ present
47416 29 31 August 1618 10:30 A.M Anonymous and Anne Tomlin 2 y Aug 31. ☾ h. 10 30 ant m 1618. present
58876 39 3 August 1624 10:30 A.M William Tomlin 51. y. Aug. 3. ♂ h. 10. 30 ant m 1624  
Trundell            
45491 27 20 August 1617 9:28 A.M Goody Trundell 40 y Aug 20. ☿ h. 9. 20|8| ant m 1617. |was prsent groneth
mutch|
present
48989 30 14 June 1619 8:50 A.M Edward Trundle 70 y Iune 14 ☾ h. 8. 50. ant m 1619 had a great
scouring a long tyme|
present
Walbank            
12157 3 27 March 1599 3:15 P.M Goody Joan Walbank 50 yeres old for her hed & a paine vndr her right side.
very drye in her hands full of scales. & motes otherwise
a good water. at 3. 15. 1599
present
16945 6 18 May 1602 9:36 A.M Goody Joan Walbank 55| y. Maij 18 ♂ h. 9. 3[illeg]|6| ant m. 1602.1 present
16946 6 18 May 1602 9:36 A.M Jane Walbank wheathr her Daught Jane walbancke 15. y maij 18 ♂
h. 9. 36. ant m 1602 armes shoulders blewe spots
leeke scabs on her legs.back head shoulders armes.
 
17316 6 21 June 1602 10:15 A.M Goody Joan Walbank 58 Iune 21. ☾ hor. 10. 15 ant m. 1602. present
17361 6 26 June 1602 11:00 A.M Jane Walbank Iune 26. ♄ hor. 11. ant m. 1602.  
19164 5 13 April 1601 2:40 P.M Goody Joan Walbank Ap. 13. die ☾ hor 2 40 ant m [sic]. 1601  
14022 8 17 September 1603 11:25 A.M Jane Walbank sept 17 h [sic] hor. 11. 25. ant m 1603.  
21668 9 30 October 1604 1:00 P.M Jane Walbank 17 y Octob. 30. ♂ h. 1. p m. 1604 greene sicknes present
28904 10 4 May 1605 9:00 A.M. Jane Walbank 18 y maij 4 h [sic] hor 9 ant m 1605.  
28907 10 4 May 1605 9:00 A.M Goody Joan Walbank  60 y maij 4 ♄ hor 9 ant m 1605. back legs
melancholy huckle bone
 
31971 12 26 August 1607 8:45 A.M Sara Walbank 14 y Aug 26. ☿. h. 8. 30 \45/ ant m. 1607. present
34125 13 17 September 1608 5:15 P.M Goody Joan Walbank 56[illeg] y Sept 17 h [sic] hor. 5. 15 p m. 1608. present
34126 13 17 September 1608 5:30 P.M Jane Walbank 21| y sept 17 h [sic] hor 5. 30 p m 1608  
24981 18 9 June 1610 9:30 A.M Jane Walbank 23 y Iune 2 9 h [sic] hor. 9. 30. ant m 1610.
sent me strawbryes/. bleedeth mutch at nose./
 
25467 18 11 October 1610 10:11 A.M Jane Walbank   23 y octob. 11 ♃ h. 10. 11. ant m. 1610  present
38812 20 25 October 1611 9:00 A.M Jane Walbank 24. y octob 25. ♀. h. 9. ant m. 1611 present
38850 20 5 November 1611 11:45 A.M Jane Walbank 24 y novēb 5 ☾|♂| h. 11. 45. ant m. 1611  
39251 21 24 February 1612 9:00 A.M Jane Walbank 25. y febr. 24. ☾ h. 9. ant m 1612 present
39407 21 21 March 1612 11:30 A.M Jane Walbank 25 y march. 21. h [sic]. hor. 11. 30 ant m. 1612.  
39728 21 24 April 1612 11:30 A.M Jane Walbank  2[5]|[6]||[8]|. [illeg]|A|p 24 ♀ h. 11. 30 ant. m 1612. |swelled might[ely] belly legs feet & toes black| present
41518 22 12 June 1613 9:15 A.M Goody Joan Walbank 60 y h [sic] hor 9. 15. ant m. 1613 |Iune 12.| present
56225 37 5 May 1623 7:30 A.M Marge Walbank 30 y May 5 ☾ h. 7. 30 ant m 1623. present
Waldoe            
37691 20 11 March 1611 11:20 A.M Mr Lawrence Waldoe 25 y a batcheler march 11. ☾. h. 11. 20. ant m 1611. present
Wall            
27642 11 24 June 1606 2:00 P.M William Wall  26 y Iune 24 ♂ h. 2. p m 1606 present
Watford            
47072 28 13 July 1618 1:00 P.M Thomas Watford 51 [y] Iuly 13 ☾. h. 1. p [m] 1618. /borne lame\  
Wells            
71320 49 1 February 1631 1:00 A.M. Anonymous and Francis Wells a yere & 10 weekes Febr 1. ♂ h. 11. ant m. 1631. present
Westbrooke            
64561 42 11 September 1627 2:30 P.M Susan Westbrooke  25 y Septēb. 11. ♂ h. 2. 30 pm 1627. present
Whaley            
17362 6 26 June 1602 10:00 A.M Mrs Whaley and Mr Whaley Mres Whaly. 23. y.  Iune. 26. ♄ hor. 10. ant m. 1602. this day Mr Whaly came to me for his wife & I invited them
to Dynner.
present
17418 6 1 July 1602 5:00 P.M Mrs Whaley Iulij 1 ♃ hor 5 p m. 1602. present
29439 10 22 July 1605 4:50 P.M Mrs Whaley 25 y Iuly. 22. ☾ hor 4. 50 p m 1605. present
29555 10 11 August 1605 5:20 P.M. Mrs Whaley 30 y August 11. ☉ h. 5. 20 p m 1605 present
29713 10 11 September 1605 8:38 A.M Mrs Whaley 30 y sept. 11. ☿ h. 8. 38 ant m. 1605 present
29942 10 14 November 1605 2:00 P.M Mrs Whaley  h. 1. 30 p m. 1605.
on leg swelled. y & [sic] on & boath sidꝭ ill by fits. back extreme ill. & on boath legs have red spots vp to her thighes
& sweateth every night. / h. 2. p m 1605.
present
26842 11 10 March 1606 3:38 P.M Mrs Whaley and Mary Whaley 26 y march. 10 ☾ h. 3. 3[0]|8| p
m. 1606. & her daughtr mary 3 y.
 
31626 12 9 June 1607 11:50 A.M Mrs Whaley 26|8| y Iune 9. ♂ h. 11. 50 ant m 1607 |her water
white & thin|
present
31972 12 26 August 1607 9:30 A.M Mr Whaley and Mrs Whaley Mr Whaly for his wife Aug 26. ☿ h. 9. 30 ant m. 1607  
32365 12 30 October 1607 2:25 P.M Mrs Whaley 26 y octob. 30 ♀ h. 2. 25 p m 1607 present
34545 13 9 December 1608 12:50 P.M Mr Whaley and Mrs Whaley 3|0| y Decēb. 9. ♀ h. 12. [illeg]|50| ant m [sic] 1608
I [sic] her husb. wrote in her behalfe
present
35861 16 29 May 1609 9:00 A.M Mr Whaley  h. 9. ant m 1609. may 29 came to bid mr James
to his mariage & prtended he came to see me & to crave ny [sic] cōsell for some infirmitye of his longues/
present
36907 16 18 January 1610 9:38 A.M Anonymous and Mary Whaley 7 y Ian. 18 ♃ h. 9. 38 ant m 1610 present
59345 39 21 October 1624 4:20 P.M Mrs Anne Whaley 14 y octob. 21. ♃ h. 4. 20 p m 1624.  
Williams            
13707 8 27 April 1603 10:30 A.M Thomas Williams Apr 27 ☿ hor. 10. 30 ant m. 1603. present
Wright            
13855 8 19 June 1603 1:46 P.M John Wright 10 y. Iune 19. ☉ hor 1. 46 p m 1603.  
             
25767 18 29 December 1610 10:45 A.M. Mr 60 y Decēb 29 h [sic] hor. 10 45 ant m 16i0  
47113 28 19 July 1618 3:45 P.M a womān of Cosgrave for her arme 30 y Iuly 19 ☉ h. 3. 45 p m. 1618 present

Northampton Infirmary Records 1758 - 1780

The books give details of indvidual patients, their home parish, age, sponsor, how long they have been suffering their illness, the date of discharge and whether they left "cured", relieved or dead.
Vol. I 1744-1753 Vol. II 1753 - 1759 Vol. III 1759 - 1765 Vol. IV 1765 - 1769 Vol. V 1769 - 1774 Vol. VI 1774 - 1777

Northampton Infirmary 1795
Admission Date
Age
Surname Forename Parish Recommender How long ill before admission Distemper When discharged How discharged
1758 May
24
NICHOLLS Jemima Cosgrave C. RIGBY Esq. Admitted of no delay Ulcerated leg 1758 July 15 Cured
1758 Oct
7
CLARKE John Cosgrave Revd. Dr. FORESTER 4 years Eruptions

1759 Feb
18
ARNOLD Eliz Cosgrave C. RIGBY Esq. Several years Diseased eye 1760 Jan 19 Relieved
1759 Feb
9
CLARKE John Cosgrave Revd. Dr. FORESTER 2 years Eruptions 1759 Mar 17 Cured
1759 Nov
25
WESTLEY Mary Cosgrave Revd. Dr. FORESTER 2 months Sore eyes 1760 Apr 12 Relieved
1762 Jun
28
MAWL Eliz Cosgrave Chris. RIGBY A year
1762 Jul 24 Cured
1763 Jul
26
RAND Gabriel Cosgrave Rev. Dr. FORESTER One year A cut with scyth in the leg 1763 Nov 5 Cured
1770 Dec
31
PETTIFER Richard Cosgrave Revd. Dr. FORRESTER 9 months Sore in thigh 1772 Apr 11 Cured
1773 Jul
36
CHURCH Elizabeth Cosgrove Revd. Dr. FORESTER ¾ years Gen & debility
Dead
1775 May
18
DEWICK Sarah Cosgrave Revd. Dr. FORESTER 3 weeks Palsy of right arm 1775 Jul 08 Made O.P.
1775 Oct
60
PERKINS William Cosgrave Thos. MANNSELLE 3 years Excouriations in perineo 1775 Dec 02 Cured
1776 Jul
24
GOODMAN John Cosgrave John MANSEL Esq. 3 weeks Abcess in groin 1776 Dec 14 Cured
1776 Aug
50
VARNUM Sus: Cosgrave Revd. FORESTER 12 months Debility 1776 Dec 21 Relieved
1776 Sep
40
JENKINS Ann Cosgrave John MANSELL Esq. 6 months Cancer 1776 Dec 14 Cured
1779 Jun
50
CARNHAM Sus: Cosgrave Duke of GRAFTON 7 weeks Rheumatisum 1779 Aug 21 Relieved
1779 Sep
39
PETTIFER Richard Cosgrave Committee Month Gravel
Made O.P.
1780 Jan
60
BRANSTON Phillis Cosgrave John MANSELL Esq.
Cancer'd breast 1780 Sep 02 Relieved
1780 Jan
66
BRYAR John Cosgrave John MANSELL Esq. 6 months Scabby eruptions 1780 May 06 Cured
1780 May
40
ARNOLD Thomas Cosgrave
5 weeks Ulcer'd leg 1780 Jul 22 Cured
1780 May
35
TRAVEL John Cosgrave John MANSELL Esq. Month Abscess in ye hand 1780 Jul 15 Cured
1780 Sep
1
SMITH Samuel Cosgrave Duke of GRAFTON From infancy Harelip 1780 Sep 30 No better

The Cosgrove Smallpox Hospital 1771

The public nature of this footpath became a major issue in 1771. At this time Green Farm was leased to a man from Roade, named Richard Whitmay. He evidently opened the house as a hospital or nursing home for those suffering from smallpox. He took in people from other parishes, and also started inoculating people, presumably using the “variolation” technique of applying pus from his existing patients into incisions in the skin of healthy persons. Twenty years later we know from the Cosgrove Poor Book records that such inoculations cost 7s 6d. At the time a man’s daily wage was 1s 4d, so Mr Whitmay was making a great deal of money. 

Major Mansel, at Cosgrove Hall, the local magistrate, sent men to stop this practice, pointing out to Whitmay the risk of spreading smallpox throughout Cosgrove, especially since people would walk right past the farmhouse to get to the mill every day.

Whitmay was not the least disturbed by Major Mansel and continued to operate his business from Green Farm. He inoculated his four children to demonstrate the safety of his treatments, and disastrously his youngest child, Molly, died of her father’s experiment and was buried at Cosgrove Church on February 27th 1771.

One of the earliest “Not in my backyard” cases in the region now began, from which paperwork the following quotations are taken:

John Biggin, “a man of fortune, has lately purchased an estate [The Priory] and laid out a great sum in repairing and building his seat, which is within yards of Whitmay’s which is near in the front to Mr Biggin's, and so it is necessary to consider how to stop people making hospitals merely for gain near gentlemen's seats.”

“Inoculation may be a good thing but it should be done in proper places; if a man does it in a town he threatens to ruin all his neighbours.” Cosgrove, although around the same size as it is today, was always referred to as “the Town” at this time.

“Whitmay's house stands near the mill and another house and malting and adjoins the footway from the town leading to the mill and to Castlethorpe and Hanslope, where people daily pass.”

“Whitmay may say that no-one in Cosgrove has caught the disease. But people must be shown they cannot open hospitals just anywhere, or it will ruin whole parishes.”

This plan, attributed to Eyres in 1779, shows the proximity of John Biggins’ estate to the Green and the position of the Mill at that time.

As a result of these outraged comments, an indictment was made to prosecute Whitmay at Northampton Lent Assizes in 1772. Sadly, records for this case have been lost, or at least, not found at the time of writing. However, as Whitmay appears in no further records in Cosgrove, it may be supposed that he was forced to leave the village. Whether the farmhouse was altered, rebuilt or re-sold at this point we have yet to discover.

The documentation of this case says that Whitmay leased Green Farm. Clearly he did not lease it from either of the two main landowners at this time, Major Mansel, at Cosgrove Hall, or John Biggin, at the Priory, since either of them would have terminated his lease to close his “hospital”. The ownership of Green Farm for the next half century is therefore unclear. None of the public lists and records show the names of farmers or owners linked to the names of the farms. Presumably in this tight community it was a matter of public knowledge and therefore not worth writing down. We may yet find additional clues!


Health of the 18th century poor taken from the Overseers' Accounts 1787 - 1800

See: Overseers' Accounts

   
£
s
d
April 1788 Betty Jarvis when ill
 
2
0
  Betty Jarvis 6d Extra for 27 Weeks
 
13
6
  Dan Travel during his a illness at different times
1
11
0
  to Burying
 
2
3
  Keziah Rogers lying in 
 
16
0
  & her 4 weeks
 
6
0
Oct 1788 pd Marey Traveil [Travel] for Looking after Willm Meachom [Meacham]
 
1
0
  pd Marey Parkins [Perkins] [Perkins] for Loking after Willm Meachom [Meacham]
 
1
0
Jan 1789 Gave Coale Ratliff when ill
 
4
6
  Gave Coale Ratliff [Ratley] when ill
 
3
0
  Gave Coale Ratliff [Ratley] when ill
 
4
0
Feb Gave Jeames Curteis [Curtis] when his wife wose ill
 
2
6
  Gave Jeames Curteis [Curtis]
 
2
6
March  Gave Thos Groome when ill
 
 
6
  Gave Thos Groome
 
2
6
Aug 1789 Biddy Curtiss attending Mary Arnold
 
2
0
Dec 1789 gave Dury Wife ill
 
5
0
  gave Dury Wife 
 
4
0
  pd Jane Larance [Lawrence?] to be with Dury Wife
 
3
0
Jan 1790 gave Dury Wife
 
1
0
  Jane Larance [Lawrence?] to be with Durys Wife
 
1
0
  Jane Larance [Lawrence?] to nurse Dury Wife
 
5
6
  Jane Larance [Lawrence?] to be with Durys Wife
 
5
6
May 1790 Hily [Iley] when ill
 
2
4
  gave Hily [Iley] when ill
 
2
4
Aug 1790 Hily [Iley] when ill
 
3
6
  Hily [Iley] when ill
 
4
0
Sep 1790 Mary Travel when ill
 
1
0
  Mary Travel when ill
 
1
0
  gave to nurse Durrants Wife
 
2
0
Oct 1790 paid a Bill for mary Blake going to the aspate [hospital]
5
15
6
Dec 1790 Gave Gane Curtis [ Granny Curtis?] for nusing Old Wadkins
 
3
0
  Expences for having Elez hobs to the hospatle Sent in with her
 
15
0
Jan 1791 gave ganey Curtes for Nursing Old Wadkins
 
3
0
  Gave geney Curtes for Nursing Old Wadkins
 
6
0
Apr 1791 Gave mary Parkins for nursing Bidy jarvies
 
1
6
May 1791 Gave Jeame Curteis [Curtis] when is wife worse ill
 
2
0
  pd Marey Parkins [Perkins] for Nursing Eliz Garveis [Jarvis]
 
2
0
  pd Lidey Curtis Sis[t]er for Nursing hur 3 wicks at 2s per wick by order of a vestrey
 
6
0
  pd Marey Parkins [Perkins] for Nursing Eliz Garveis [Jarvis]
 
2
0
  gave Sarah Durney [Dury] when ill
 
 
6
  gave Sarah Durney [Dury] when ill
 
1
0
  pd Jeames Curteis [Curtis] Sister for Nursing his wife
 
2
0
  gave Sarah Durney [Dury] when ill
 
 
6
June 1791 pd Jeames Curteis [Curtis] Sister for Nursing his wife
 
2
0
  Gave his Sister for Nursing his wife
 
1
0
  Gave Samuell Durrant when ill
 
1
0
  Gave Samuell Durrant when ill
 
1
0
  Gave Thos Aterbrey [Atterbury] when ill
 
2
0
  Gave Samuell Durrant when ill
 
1
9
July 1791 pd Jeames Curteis [Curtis] Sister Nursing 2 wicks
 
4
0
  Gave Jeameis Curteis [Curtis] 
 
2
0
  pd his Sister for Nursing 1 wick
 
2
0
  Gave Jeameis Curteis [Curtis] 
 
2
0
  pd his Sister for Nursin 1 wick
 
2
0
  Gave Jeameis Curteis [Curtis] 
 
2
0
  pd his Sister 1 wick Nursin
 
2
0
  pd Marey Furne for Nursin John Jley
 
1
0
Aug 1791 Gave Jeameis Curteis [Curtis] Sister Nursin
 
2
0
Oct 1791 Bransons Horse to the Hospital
 
2
0
Nov 1791 Master Holloway ill
 
3
0
  Bransons Horse to Hospl
 
2
0
Dec 1791 Sam Durant ill
 
2
0
  Master Holloway ill
 
2
0
  Thos Newman ill
 
2
0
  Thos Atterbury Do [ditto]
 
2
0
  Thos Atterbury ill
 
5
0
  Rich Penn with a Broken Wrist
 
3
0
  pd for Mary Blake coming from Bed-lam
 
10
6
  Horse to the Hospl with Henry Branson
 
2
0
Jan 1792 Bet Hobbs ill
 
2
6
  Sam Durant when ill
 
2
0
  A Vagrant that was ill
 
1
0
Feb 1792 Drury [Dury]s wife ill
 
2
0
  Sam Durant ill
 
1
0
  Drury [Dury]s wife ill
 
2
0
  pd Nursing of Jenny Curtis
 
1
0
  Jeffry Curtis ill
 
1
0
  Drury [Dury]s wife ill
 
1
0
Mar 1792 pd Nursing Jenny Curtis
 
1
0
  Drury [Dury]s wife ill
 
1
0
  Sarah Drury [Dury] ill
 
1
0
  Ann Hine ill
 
1
0
  Bet Hobbs ill
 
2
0
  Sarah Drury [Dury] ill
 
1
0
  pd Judith Durant for Nursing Sam Durants Wife
 
2
6
Apr 1792 pd for Mr Hicks when he went to the Horspital Layed out there for him
 
15
0
  Jos Price ill
 
3
0
  Dury ill
 
3
0
  Jn Durys Widow
 
2
0
Oct 1792 Panters Boy ill
 
2
6
Dec 1792 Sam Durant ill
 
2
0
  Gave Havishiram to go to the Doctor at Northampton
 
15
0
  Pettifor [Pettifer] Wife ill
 
3
0
  Pettifor Wife ill
 
4
0
Mar 1793 Mr Simcos Bill for Durys Famely Including Docter savin Wife
9
10
6
Apr 1793 Thos Newman ill
 
2
0
June 1793 Mary Perkins nursing Wadkins
 
1
0
  Mary Perkins for nursing Wadkins
 
1
0
July 1793 Mary Perkins nursing Wadkins
 
1
0
Aug 1793 Durant's wife attending Wadkins when ill and Laying out when Dead
 
2
0
  Wm Whiting ill
 
2
0
Sep 1793 Spent at Old Stratford with Mr Nicholls and Mr Symons when went to see after the smallpox
 
1
0
Dec 1793 Margit Groom for Child ill
 
2
0
Jan 1794 James Walden ill
 
9
0
  pd Penn ill
 
2
0
Feb 1794 Richd Penn ill
 
2
0
  Sue Ratley ill
 
2
0
  James Walden ill
 
3
0
  James Walden ill
 
3
0
  James Walden ill
 
1
0
Mar 1794 James Walden ill
 
3
0
  James Walden ill
 
3
0
  Ann Shaw ill
 
2
6
May 1794 Ann Shaw ill
 
2
6
  Ann Shaw ill
 
2
6
July 1794 pd Mr Simco for Weekly Pay & Rent for Drury [Dury]s family & Doctors Bill
3
11
6
  Mastr Holloway ill
 
2
0
Aud 1794 Mastr Holloway ill
 
2
0
  Mastr Holloway ill
 
2
0
  Mastr Holloway ill
 
2
0
  Richd Penn ill Extra
 
1
0
  pd Drury [Dury] Nursing him
 
1
0
  Robt Westly [Wesley] ill
 
1
0
  Jn Travel ill
 
1
0
Sep 1794 Jn Travel ill
 
2
0
  pd Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Wm Clarke Wife ill
 
2
6
  Jn Travel ill
 
2
0
  Ann Travel nursing Elizbh Clarke by Order of Vestry
 
2
0
  Jas Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Elizth Travel nursing Clarks wife
 
3
0
  Elizth Clark ill
 
2
0
  Eliz Gostick ill
 
1
0
  Sus'a Jones nursing Westley [Wesley] & wife 8 weeks
 
5
0
  Jas Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Extra for Travel during his illness
 
2
0
  Tea & Sugar for the Woman sitting up two nights with Do after Death
 
1
0
  Elizth Travel nursing Clarks wife 
 
3
0
  Jas Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
Oct 1794 Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Ann Shaw
 
2
0
  Thos Atterburys Wife ill
 
2
0
  Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  pd Mrs Judge for things in Travels illness
 
2
6
  Jane Lawrence looking after Mary Westly [Wesley] 1 wk
 
1
0
  Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  J Lawrence nursing Westly [Wesley]
 
1
0
  Mgt Grooms Child ill  2 Fagts
 
 
5
Nov 1794 Grooms Child ill  1 Fagt
 
 
  Lawrence Nursing Westly [Wesley]
 
1
0
  Grooms Child ill  1 Fagt
 
 
  Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
1
0
  Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
1
0
  Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
1
0
Dec 1794 Ann Shaw from 14 Oct to 30 Nov at 2/6     7 weeks
 
 
 
  Her Carriage & Durants to London
1
4
0
  Expences conveying her to Bethlem & cap Bill
2
5
1
  Edw Jones going to Quinton & Harlton with Cetificate of Do
 
4
0
  My Horse with Do
 
2
6
  Two Justices signing Do
 
2
0
  Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
1
0
  Mary Walden [Walden] ill
 
2
0
  pd Ann Shaw for Bedlam Entrance
1
17
0
  Wm Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
1
0
  Parkins [Perkins] ill
 
 
6
Jan 1795 Rich Penn ill Extra
 
1
0
  Drury [Dury] Nursing him
 
1
0
  Her Nursing Sarah French
 
3
6
  Walden [Walden]s Widow ill
 
1
0
  Elizth Gostick ill
 
1
0
  Thos Atterbury ill
 
2
0
  Thos Atterbury ill
 
2
0
  Gosticks Wife ill
 
2
0
  Atterbury ill
 
3
0
  pd Bill for Penn ill at Stratford
 
10
0
Feb 1795 Atterbury ill
 
3
0
Mar 1795 Mary Arnold ill
 
2
0
  Ferns Girl nursing Jliffe
 
1
0
Apr 1795 Mary Arnold ill 6 hard woods
 
1
0

St. Crispin's Hospital Records from 1876 - 1912

St Crispin's Hospital, for patients with psychiatric problems, opened in Duston, Northampton, in 1876

Below are records of patients from the Potterspury Union, to which Cosgrove belonged. Some may be from Potterspury or Yardley Gobion, in addition to Cosgrove, Furtho and Old Stratford.

St Crispin's Hospital Potterspury Union Female Admissions
Reference Surname Forename Age Date of Admission Notes
NCLA/6/2/1/1  Henson Ann Elizth [Elizabeth] 17 1 July 1876  
NCLA/6/2/1/1 Ratledge Elizabeth 69 16 August 1876  
NCLA/6/2/1/1 Lambert Mary Ann 36 16 August 1876  
NCLA/6/2/1/1 Young Jane 43 16 August 1876  
NCLA/6/2/1/1 Howard Mary Ann 61 25 October 1876 Previous treatment at Stony Stratford Cottage Hospital readmitted 30 April 1877 [see page 209]
NCLA/6/2/1/1  Howard Mary Ann 61 30 April 1877 Previous treatment at Berrywood Asylum from Oct 1876 -  March 1877 [continues p 210]
NCLA/6/2/1/1 Roddis Mary Jane 27 19 January 1878  
NCLA/6/2/1/2  Church Eliza 43 3 July 1878 Previous treatment at Passenham
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Watson Catherine 60 27 January 1881 Died 23 February 1881
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Foster Mary 15 3 March 1881 Discharged 24 March 1884
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Tapp Jane 21 14 May 1881 Died 24 July 1886
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Powell Anne 38 1 December 1881 Died 11th March 1885
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Cooke Emily 49 13 September 1882 Died 25 April 1883
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Roddis Mary Jane 31 30 December 1882 Discharged 21 April 1883
NCLA/6/2/1/3 Howard Mary 68 23 January 1883 Died 7 August 1895
NCLA/6/2/1/4 Jelly  Selina Alice 24 11 October 1883 Died on 14 November 1883
NCLA/6/2/1/4 Reeve Mary Ann 66 10 December 1883 Died on 24 January 1885
NCLA/6/2/1/4 Bishop  Hannah 34 7 February 1885 Notice of death - 8 December 1886
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Addington  Mary Ann 26 2 November 1885 Melancholia. Discharged 19 May 1887
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Tompkins Elizabeth 77 6 January 1886 Mania. Died 10 February 1886
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Andrews  Sarah 40 16 August 1887 Mania. Discharged 21 December 1887
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Wilkinson Elizabeth Ann 42 23 August 1887 Dementia. Died 20 September 1887
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Clarke  Angelina 12 14 September 1887 Acute Dementia. Discharged 28 January 1888
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Williams  Johanna 40 17 September 1887 Melancholia. Discharged 18 September 1890
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Frost  Jessica Emily 27 22 September 1887 Melancholia. Discharged 22 June 1888
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Marks Sarah Ann 35 16 April 1888 Mania. Discharged 21 June 1888
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Smith Elizabeth 74 24 July 1888 Mania. Died 14 August 1901
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Adkins Mabel Eva 6 5 February 1889 Idiocy. Died 01 November 1889
NCLA/6/2/1/5 Johnson  Elizabeth  22 16 March 1889 Melancholia. Discharged 25 June 1889
NCLA/6/2/1/6 Roddis  Minnie Carter 19 January 30 1890 Discharged recovered July 19 1890
NCLA/6/2/1/6 Henson  Annie 33 September 18 1891 Transferred to Chronic Casebook Page 82 1910
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Williams  Johanna 45 19 April 1893 Tranferred to Chronic Book Page 99
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Meakins  Sarah 24 5 July 1893 Discharged to care of friends 16 November 1893
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Johnson  Nellie Jane 27 24 November 1893 Discharged + Recovered 21 June 1894
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Payne  Marion Lowman 27 14 December 1893 Transferred to Chronic Case Book p103
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Swain  Martha Ellen 17 9 March 1894 Discharged + Recovered 21 November 1894
NCLA/6/2/1/7 Swannell  Emma 51 1 September 1894 Died
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Spriggs  Emma 45 9 May 1895 Last entry 4 March 1914, continued Chronic Case Book p. 116
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Poynter  Selina 63 11 July 1895 Discharged recovered 23 November 1896
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Webb  Esther  46 3 August 1895 Died County Asylum 17 February 1906
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Stimpson  Rachel 71 27 November 1895 Died County Asylum 14 August 1896
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Smith  Louisa 21 6 June 1896 No improvement, but discharged 5 June 1903 for legal reasons,
'order having been allowed to lapse'. Recertified Vol 11 p. 42
NCLA/6/2/1/8 Church  Ellen 25 26 June 1896 Discharged recovered 20 March 1897
NCLA/6/2/1/9 Warren Ann 84 19 April 1898 Senile Dementia. Died 30 April 1898
NCLA/6/2/1/9 Henson  Sarah 80 05 July 1898 Senile Dementia. Died 17 January 1899
NCLA/6/2/1/9 Poynter  Selina 67 08 November 1898 Recurrent Mania. Other admissions 8.49; 10.129.
Discharged 22 April 1899. Readmitted 18 April 1902,  Vol X
NCLA/6/2/1/9 Hillyer  Martha Ellen 23 17 October 1900 Acute Mania. Puerperal. Previous admissions VII.180; V12.46 [maiden name Swain] Discharged 23 March 1901
Photographs on record for this section
NCLA6/2/1/10 Golby Frances Mary Ann 45 23 March 1901 Mania. Discharged 17 May 1901
NCLA6/2/1/10  Bignall  Annie  25 06 April 1901 Dementia. Epileptic. Died 12 March 1907
NCLA6/2/1/10  Poynter  Selina  68 18 April 1902 Melancholia. Previous admission 9.71; 8.49; Died 24 November 1902
NCLA/6/2/1/11 Smith  Louisa 28 05 June 1903 single, no occupation, whether suicidal yes, mental disorder dementia. death 25  December 1912
NCLA/6/2/1/11 Brown Matilda Isabella 62 13 February 1904 married, wife of farm labourer, mental disorder mania delusional insanity, death January 7 1914
NCLA/6/2/1/11 Clare Susannah 52 12 April 1904 death 24 June 1913
NCLA/6/2/1/12 Hillyer  Martha Ellen  28 03 June 1905 Discharged recovered 18 November 1905
NCLA/6/2/1/12 Henson  Charlotte  68 10 November 1905 Died County Asylum 31 December 1905
St Crispin's Hospital Potterspury Union Male Admissions
Reference Surname Forename Age Date of Admission Notes
NCLA/6/2/2/10  White David 79 18 April 1902 Photo. Died in Asylum August 24 1904
NCLA/6/2/2/2  Tew Joseph 35 24 August 1878  
NCLA/6/2/2/2  Taylor William 49 19 August 1879  
NCLA/6/2/2/3  Franklin  William 36 27 April 1880  Married, Labourer, progressive paralysis
NCLA/6/2/2/3  Jell  John 79 23 March 1881  widower, mental disease dementia, prognosis unfavourable
NCLA/6/2/2/3  Savage  Samuel 45 23 March 1881 single, never had any occupation, mental disease mania, prognosis unfavourable, death 22 June 1891
NCLA/6/2/2/o  Bonham  Edward 11 8 August 1881  Prognosis bad
NCLA/6/2/2/3      Parsons William 19 14 November 1881 single, labourer, mental disease
melancholia, prognosis favourable
NCLA/6/2/2/3  Butler George 23 31 August 1882 single, shoemaker, form of mental disease mania, prognosis bad
NCLA/6/2/2/3  Webster  Stephen 13 3 October 1882  single, labourers son, supposed cause injury to head, form of mental disease idiocy, prognosis bad
NCLA/6/2/2/3 Faux Benjamin 71 27 December 1882 Married, carpenter, supposed cause not known [old age], mental disease melancholia, prognosis bad
NCLA/6/2/2/3 May William 74 5 February 1883  married, labourer, mental disease dementia, prognosis bad
NCLA/6/2/2/4  Parsons William 21 25 July 1883 Post Mortem Examination
NCLA/6/2/2/4 Kirk William 72 19 July 1884  
NCLA/6/2/2/4 Wood William 48 23 September 1884 Post Mortem objected to by Son
NCLA/6/2/2/4  Cox Frederick 28 28 October 1884  
NCLA/6/2/2/4  Baine David 48 1 November 1884  
NCLA/6/2/2/6 Stones  George 24 10 February 1888 2 letters attached
NCLA/6/2/2/4 Bull John 40 25 February 1886  
NCLA/6/2/2/4 Mewross  Thomas 48 12 October 1886  
NCLA/6/2/2/5  Westley  Frederick 10 19 January 1889 notice of death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5 Cross  Stuart 12 5 February 1889 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5  Henson Thomas 64 12 March 1889 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5 Foster Charles 25  2 April 1889  
NCLA/6/2/2/5   Clarke John 20 30 April 1889  Continued in Chronic Male Case Book Page 39
NCLA/6/2/2/5   Stones George 28 1 July 1889  Letter + Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5  Ratliffe George 75 20 September 1889 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5   Wooding William 56 4 December 1889  
NCLA/6/2/2/5   Wilson George Edwin  5 7 January 1890 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/5  Richardson George 31 27 January 1890 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/6  Scott John 51 3 March 1891   
NCLA/6/2/2/6  Bliss Joseph 35 29 December 1891 Medical Chart + Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/6 Parsons William 29 24 March 1892  
NCLA/6/2/2/6 Towns Charles 21 16 January 1893  
NCLA/6/2/2/7 Mayo Daniel 34 2 April 1894  
NCLA/6/2/2/7 Parsons William 64 27 June 1895  
NCLA/6/2/2/7  Bason Levi 46 22 November 1895 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/7  Owen Gardiner 27 4 January 1896 2 Letters attached - he was invalided from the Army owing to "valvular disease of heart
[aortic]" and "synovitis of right [aortic]" and "synovitis of right knee joint"
NCLA/6/2/2/7 Parsons William 33 7 April 1896 Continued in Chronic Book Page 97
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Gee Alfred Thomas 22 25 November 1896  
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Cox James 65 4 June 1897 Died 8 January 1898 Time of Death: 08:45 + Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Weston James 62 7 June 1897 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Hall Stephen 62 6 July 1897 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Hill Charles 39 13 July 1897  
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Kemp William 28 28 December 1897 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Church Herbert Luke 10 12 May 1898 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Braines Joseph 33 8 November 1898 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/8 Kingston George 34 1 March1899 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/9 Elliott Joseph 60 15 March 1900 Notice of Death attached
NCLA/6/2/2/9 Clarke Joseph 45 06 April 1900  
NCLA/6/2/2/9 Alma Johnson John 41 05 September 1901 Weight 8st 4lbs + Notice of Death attached, was demented,
restless, resistive, tried to refuse food, hallucinations ie "Devils in
his bed", poor condition, bruises, scratches
NCLA/6/2/2/10 Godden Thomas 46 17 December 1901 Died in Asylum 15 January 1903
NCLA/6/2/2/10 White David 79 18 April 1902 Died in Asylum 24 August 1904
NCLA/6/2/2/11 Pangbourne Isaac 55 14 November 1903 Transferred to Powick Asylum Worcester
NCLA/6/2/2/11 Morton George 58 22 March 1904 Died in Asylum 28 March 1904
NCLA/6/2/2/11 Shakeshaft Henry 21 20 April 1904 Transferred to Powick Asylum Worcester
NCLA/6/2/2/11 Gee Thomas 32 07 February 1905 Transferred to Powick Asylum Worcester 12 November 1915
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Tomkins Frederick 15 13 September 1905 Readmitted 11 October 1905 owing to Reception Order being illegal
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Elliott Alfred   4 30 September 1905 Died 20 July 1906
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Rainbow Frederick John 40 02 October 1906 Discharged to care of friends 19 April 1907
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Cross George 86 31 January 1907 Died 29 January 1908
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Rose Thomas 64 16 October 1907 Died 15 November 1907
NCLA/6/2/2/12 Rainbow Frederick John 42 12 December 1907 Died 30 December 1913
NCLA/6/2/2/14 White Frank Graham 34 25 June 1910 Recent Mania. Transferred to Powick Asylum, Worcester [1915]
NCLA/6/2/2/14 Cook George 59 05 September 1911 Chronic Melancholia. Discharged 5/02/1912
NCLA/6/2/2/14 Bignall Joseph 19 04 December 1911 Imbecility with Epilepsy. Transferred to Powick Asylum, Worcester [1915]
NCLA/6/2/2/14 Morton Benjamin 79 14 June 1912 Senile Dementia. Died 14/08/1912
NCLA/6/2/2/14 Atkins Herbert   12 26 September 1912 Idiocy with Epilepsy. Died 12 November 1912