Case 23806

John Faldo of Goldington, 29 years. Saturday 13 August 1614, 7.40 am.
Fretting & choleric & melancholy.
A salt rheum.
Married a young woman. Lived not long.
Will be hard to be pleased in matches.
Has had many offers & refuses them either because they be not fair enough or else not virtuous.
Cannot abide to.
Some would advise him to have a widow but he likes better of a virgin.
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Case 68215

Master William Norwood that was an apprentice of London. Natus [born] 13 January 1605. Then 20 years. Came to me Friday 17 April 1629, 4.30 pm.
An apprentice of London.
A letter from Doctor Jarman in his behalf being once fellow of Corpus Christi College.
[In chart] Strange fantasies. Cannot sleep.
[To right of chart] His brother brought a letter in his behalf from Dr. Jarman.
Cold ague.
Had a strong fever & his master caused him to drink strong aquavitas & another time very strong drink.
Went to Paul’s Steeple.
Was let blood in the right arm 8 or 9 ounces .
Melancholy & suspects that his friends would poison him. Either by fits over sad, or over merry.
Has taken physic last Michaelmas. Was 2 years toying & jesting & then to cursing & then to talk idly & without sense. Had these fits twice or thrice.
In his youth was struck with a horse about his head or ears & bled with it 15 years & windiness causing pain in his ears.
By taking of physic at December recovered.
1 Had clysters. 2 Let blood. 3 Purged with potions & pills. Taking those by fits oftentimes.
[Left margin] 1 Little ease. 2 Bedlam.
[Right column]
Was very dry & thirsty & with ill company the worse.
Was very costive then took clysters.
Angered & dis[tempered?]. Will [harm?] himself with knife. Fancy & perplex his b[binding]. His master p[binding] him to be h[binding]. Ostler half a year.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 71199

Master George Bicklye fellow of Magdalen College in Cambridge, 26 years. [Above the line] March 27. Thursday 6 January 1631, 5.40 pm.
Son to the parson of Sandy which was dead.
[Left of chart] Is mended God be thanked & made of late an excellent sermon.
Had a fall against a door & did hurt his forehead & it did swell much & now is abated but a singing in his ears with trembling & starting & giddiness in his head. Speaks idly. Troubled with much melancholy. Cannot sleep.
[Left column] Was let blood in the head vein of the right arm & bled six saucers full of black blood & had a purge which wrought well.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 64423

Mistress Turney of Layton, 51 years. Friday 10 August 1628, 7.30 am, 7.45am.
[In chart] Melancholy & much tormented with griping pain in her belly. Can find no help having tried many.
Always costive. Tormented 16 weeks with griping wind tormenting her day & night as one haunted. Has taken physic of Doctor Gifford & Doctor Wilson & Doctor Martin & Mister Wallis. & had by all of their consents clysters & ointment yet feels no use. Is of late grown very cold.
[Left column] [Astrology.] Of a melancholy disposition. Apt to vomit continually & yet brings up nothing but phlegm. Yet hearty after fits. Has taken the leeches(?).
[Treatment information.]
[Central column] Lamentable pain as one rent & torn & can take no rest day nor night.
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Case 39207

Thomas Page of Wavendon, 50 years. Thursday 13 February 1612, 1.15 pm.
A butcher.
[In chart] Grew furious & raging about Thursday night.
Took grief for his wife’s death who died lately & has a child sick. Himself very godly. Confessed his sins & afterward grew into this melancholy sorrow crying out of devils, damnation & knaves & leapt out of his bed & pulled & held & now is grown mopish & speaks little.
Owes many debts & some came in for their debts. Grief for debts.
[Treatment information.]
It will do him good by God’s grace. Doubts he shall not have to discharge his debts.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 12841

Katheren Wels, of Buckingham, 22 years, married, has one child a year old. Saturday 24 November 1599, 12 pm.
[In chart] Troubled in mind. Tempted to kill herself. Grief touching her husband that has spent her goods and cares not for her.
Kath. Wells. Disease is of Moon in Cancer and Venus in Virgo.
Troubled in mind. Tempted to kill herself. Casts away all things. A very sensible woman until the fit comes upon her which is once in 6 or 7 weeks. Her husband cares not for her company and has spent her goods which was 10 pounds. Her water reasonable good but has much melancholy in it.
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Case 76882

Joan Dean of London the wife of one that is porter to the Earl of Northampton, dwelling in London, 36 years. Monday 8 April 1633, 10 am.
Brought abed a week after Christmas in Grasin in Maidenhead Alley.
[To right of chart, treatment information.]
[Right column] Has not had them since she lay in. & she lay in & was brought abed a week after Christmas. Never had her courses since. Very cold.
[Left column] Full of melancholy & has mind for nothing nor husband nor child.
Has 5 children. Mopish ever since 5 weeks before Michaelmas. Ever since that she quickened.
Cannot sleep.
Urine thick & has dregs in it of a good colour.
[Middle column] A neighbour fell out with her & ill ever since. Mary Dudwyn did curse her & her children. And Mistress Barbery also suspected.
[Left column] Complains of her stomach & head. Mopish. Has taken much physic of the doctors. Vomits & purges & was let blood.
Vomits, purges, pills was also let blood by the doctors yet never the better.
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Case 48556

Temperance Negoose of Dunton in Bedfordshire, 30 years. Tuesday 27 April 1619, 9.38 am.
Thursday next a week brought abed & is full of melancholy. Despairing & offering to drown herself. Was so a year since & mended with that I sent her. God’s name be praised for it.
Faint & weak.
Complains of her belly & griping.
Doubts of God’s grace.
Fearful in her sleep.
Belly griped.
Urine red & thick.
Her child was christened & that day hence doubts & despairs of her salvation.
It died & since she waxed m[gap].
Offers to drown herself. Cholical. Is loose bodied.
[Astrology beginning Saturn Lord of the 6th …]
Grief touching her child.
[Over page] Temperance Negoose of Dunton by Bedford, 30 years. Tuesday 27 April 1619. 9.39 am.
[Treatment information including an electuary, an unguent and a pigeon applied to her feet.]
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Case 35006

Mistress Mary Crowly of Harlington, 26 years. Monday 27 March 1609, 1 pm.
4 children the youngest a quarter [of a year] old & she does suckle it.
Suckles. Has no terms.
[In chart] A disquiet of the mind.
[Left margin] No joy of anything.
Tempted with many idle thoughts suddenly to stab either herself or others. & tempted [leaves off]
Took a conceit about a sennet & since fallen again into her old passions of melancholy sadness.
White & fully faced.
Fully faced.
Was troubled with such fancies in her conscience 15 years since.
5s given.
Not sick in stomach & yet has no stomach.
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Case 7257

Joan Corden, 32 years. Thursday 24 April 1600, 10.50 am. Diz [the nature of the disease]. By the Beargarden. A chandler. And whether she shall ever have any more children.
It is of Saturn in Libra, Moon separating from Sun. She is not sick nor well. Pain, stomach, head, back, belly of melancholy.
Whether she shall have any more children. Whether she shall have any more husbands & whether her friend will continue faithful unto her. William Corden of 2 years her husband. John Banister of 30 her friend. And whether she shall ever marry him.
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Case 61917

Mistress Sara Edmonds of Holborn, 26 years. Saturday Midsummer Eve 1626, 11 pm.
But her mother came to me for her daughter Saturday 1 April 1626, 2.30 pm.
Is fallen out with her husband who bound her with fetters.
[Bottom right] Had a plague sore but it never broke out & grew maddish & melancholy & her husband bound her & since she cannot abide him upon any little occasion.
Urine red & aguish.
Is gone with child 15 weeks or 16.
Would have a sigil.
[Middle column]
Would live from him.
Ill since Michaelmas.
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Case 60718

Lawrence Plummer of Layton, 60 years. Wednesday 29 June 1625, 8.30 am.
Vain & senseless. Mopish, melancholy & will be going he knows not where. & sometimes senseless & cannot keep him in his bed. Will walk all night in his chamber & pull off his shirt.
Sine consensu uxor pro viro [wife for the husband without consent]. Elizabeth Ganger a shepherd’s wife suspected & broke at first his cannell [collar] bone.
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Case 62503

Michael Adams of Over, 43 years. Wednesday 31 May 1626, 7.00 am.
[In chart] A mind much troubled with false conceits & illusions.
Melancholy false fears touching Satan’s illusions. Fearfulness of sin. Apt to sleep. Mr Baker wrote in his behalf. Fearful dreams. Yet when he would sleep supposes he sees many things which he sees not. A mist in his eyes, a giddiness in his head, an inclination to the falling sickness, a thing rising up out of the lower part of his stomach up to his head.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 45582

George Norris of Stevenage in Hertford parish, 32 years. Thursday 9 October 1617, 5.00 pm. Crazed his brains for love to a wench.
[In chart] Much melancholy. Mopish.
Has had 3 or 4 fits would not keep his bed but ris[e] & strike. A stout migh[ty] man. Was let blood & purged.
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Case 19379

Harry Peach of Brayfield in the Green, 20 years. Thursday 7 May 1601, 9.45 am.
[In chart] Frantic. He mended god be thanked.
He escaped god be thanked. Pater sine consensu filij utrum filius evadet nec ne mortis periculum [the father without consent of the son. Whether his son will escape or whether he is danger of death]. He had a tablet and jeralog. I cured him.
Sun lord of the ascendant for the father. And Mercury lord of the hour for the father. Et Jupiter Lord of the eighth for death. Jupiter Lord of the fifth for the son. Lord of the eighth for death. Growing into Jupiter lord of the ascendant argues escaping. Lord of the fifth and eighth Jupiter argues danger of death. Moon lord of the eighth in last three degrees, with Saturn in the fourth, argues danger of death. Urina satis bona nisi quod plena sit melanch. humoribus. Vid maii 2. [Urine good enough, except that it is full of melancholy humours. See May 2.] All his stibium tablets went downward & his other physick.
I gave him again tablets stibium 3. pro valesci. 1 dram.
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Case 21485

Richard Kilpyne of Woulson great, 27 years. Taken frantic. Friday 14 September 1604, 7.45 am. Frater pro frater. Vel pater potius [Father. Brother for brother. Or rather father.]
[In chart] lightheaded & rabid. Was purged, let blood & mended god be thanked.
Since Wednesday last did eat little or nothing nor could sleep. Fat & red before now white & palish. Forgetful & melancholy almost half a year & mopish with all.
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Case 62503

Michael Adams of Over, 43 years. Wednesday 31 May 1626, 7.00 am.
[In chart] A mind much troubled with false conceits & illusions.
Melancholy. False fears touching Satan’s illusions. Fearfulness of sin. Mr Baker wrote in his behalf. Fearful dreams. Yet when he would sleep supposes he sees many things which he sees not. A mist in his eyes, a giddiness in his head, an inclination to the falling sickness, a thing rising up out of the lower part of his stomach up to his head.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 50735

[Recorded on 27 or 28 April 1620.] On Sunday 23 April 1620, 14.00 am (sic) Mr Underhill dreamed of light which did much amaze him.
He doubted whether this dream vision & sight of a strange light did signify good or bad.
The dream did so terrify him with melancholy for a day or 2 after that he supposed that he should die about a week after.
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Case 64288

Thomas Langley of Oxford, 28 years of Shrove Monday last. Never married, a shipwright. A bachelor. Tuesday 17 July 1627. 7.20pm. He was present. Cannot stay anywhere.
[In chart] A weakness in his brain.
[Bottom of chart] D Prideaux his wife died [belonging to case 64287 on facing page].
[Right of chart] Upon studying of matters too high for him cracked his brain. Losses troubled him.
A melancholy suspected by the doctors. Haunted. It would seem he has carried some affection to some woman that has distempered him.
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Case 49967

Grace Child of Amerson, 60 years. 20 November, 1619, 3.20 pm. Was present. Deep melancholy & a strange fancy.
[In chart] Epilept[ic] fits of the mother.
Head much distempered & very forgetful. Vexed with many sore fits of Satan & that very often [inserted] in most pitiful manner.
[Left margin] Epilet[ic] fits of the mother.
Much grieved in trouble in mind. Ill since midsummer last. Head runs with many idle fancies. Thinks something haunts her & inwardly possesses her & speaks within her telling that she is his.
[Left margin] Thinks some live thing to be in her head alive.
Cannot speak when it is on her, when her fit is on her. Now can lift up her hand or arms & it writhes her mouth face & hands & takes away her senses & something [breaks off]. 8 years since was so troubled as she is now. Claver an old blind minister.
Liori, Mahoma, Mauro. All these three spirits came into her together. [Astrology.]
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Cases 58589, 58589

Case 58588
Elizabeth Lawrence of Luton Hoe 20 years. Tuesday 1 June 1624, 3.30 pm.
[In chart] Mad with love & melancholy & full of prate. Long ere she mended.
Apt to sigh.
1. was let blood arm & foot
2. had a vomit
Has had them but 4 times. The middle of her head ill & cannot sleep. Head & heart ill. Apt to talk of religion. Had the green sickness but now had them not this twelvemonth since last harvest. Always sickly. Despairs of gods mercy. [Treatment information.]
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Case 58589
Elizabeth Lawrence was sent Monday 24 May 1624, 5.45 am. Tempted by Satan fell into a pond & likely to be drowned but was safely delivered very godly & religious & of a good mind and faith.
Full of sad heavy melancholy thoughts. Back & head eyes run with water. Trembles and quivers.
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Case 54392

Mrs Esther Conquest, 21 years. This last 29 of May being Friday about 8 in the morning, but came to me Thursday 6 June 1622, 1pm.
[In chart] Melancholia cum delyrio. Ridet post flet idque saepius [melancholy with delirium. She laughs after she weeps, and this often].
Could not speak but now can again. Voluit maritum Salowe, quem parentes noluerunt [wanted Salowe for a husband, whom her parents did not want]. Will take no more clysters nor inward physic. But outward only. Has a ravenous stomach. A purging diet for mother & herself.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 38297

Joan Carter of Denton, 27 years. Monday 17th June 1611, 9.25am.
[In chart] Mother.
Her child 22 weeks old. Had a sore fit of the mother yesterday & swooned often times. Subject to melancholy. It is of Saturn in Pisces. Apt to take grief & discontentment. Subject to melancholy.
[Treatment information.]
[Angel: Asariel] It will do her good by god’s grace.
Had this disease before she was married but never since yesterday.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 58888

The Lady Crawford of Bockerings Park, 38 years. Friday 16 August 1624, 1.39 pm.
[Below chart] Heat in the back.
Married 8 years no child. Whites indifferent. Mother. Subject to melancholy. Hot & dry. A bath.
[Left] 4 years since a diet drink.
[Right] Costive worse
[Astrology.] [Treatment information.]
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Case 69930

Elizabeth Whitton of the parish of Hardingstone in Cotton End by Northampton, 26 years. Thursday 7 January 1630, 2.30pm.
Urine good. Not sick but troubled with melancholy. Nescit an sit gravida (does not know if pregnant). Was brought abed since midsummer last & does suckle it. [Astrology.]
[Left of chart] Ill ever since 3 days before Michaelmas. Apt to swooning, is troubled with tooth ache as she [breaks off].
Troubled with ill thoughts. In great perplexity.
Studying upon hard script that she did not understand as of predestination.
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Case 53754

Ralph Winterton, fellow of King’s College. Sunday 24 March 1622, 5.20 pm. A rare young man for learning, studiousness & strictness of life. Mopish, melancholic, fell ill by overmuch study & that a knight entraining him to ride to his home & even promising him 30l per annum put him no man can yet learn the cause after a quarter of a year. His father sent for him. 23 years August 26, 3.30 pm.
[In chart] Mopish. Went to drown himself. Miraculously preserved.
He assayed to drown himself the Friday sennet before Candlemas day last but was miraculously preserved. Deep melancholy. Has taken much physic. Never the better.
Sometimes he calls upon God & trusts in Christ’s mercy, other times says that he is born the child of perdition.
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Case 29422

Mary Barton of Patshill, 21 years. Tuesday 16 July 1605, 4.40 pm.
[In chart] Lightheaded. She mended God be thanked.
[Astrology.] Costive, stomach swelled, throat stopped. Very phlegmatic. Lightheaded. Frantic. Stomach & a beerish urine had. Full body & of a good complexion. When the fit takes her looks with a black face. Troubled with a great rising in her stomach ready to stop her wind. Her fits take her twice or thrice in a day. Yesterday twice. Full of melancholy. Talks little at any time. Sweats. Troubled much in mind.
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Case 28709

John Hibbo of Longwick, 26 years. Married. Thursday 18 April 1605, 4.25 pm. Beyond Aylesbury. Troubled with melancholy & heaviness. Sadness of heart. Haemorrhoids & piles. When they run to the haemorrhoids then stomach well, but when the melancholy goes up to his stomach, stomach sick.
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Case 28500

William Gawyn of Bydnam, 28 years. Wednesday 3 April 1605, 11.38 am.
[In chart] Much distempered in mind.
Complains of the left side & heart & round about his side & back & much offends him with a windiness. Flatulent melancholy. Saturn Jupiter ambo orient [both rising]. As it now with a griping as if one should stop his mouth with the pain. With an itching about his face.
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Case 16939

Mary Hill of Hanslop, 41 years. Monday 17 May 1602, 1.30 pm.
[In chart] Mind troubled & tempted.
Had no child six years. Complains of her stomach this 8 weeks. Had her sickness [menstruation] about a fortnight since. Good quantity, black. Much grief & sorrow. Mind distracted. Fears quakes & trembles as if she were frighted with some ill sight. Mr Lingard the minister her landlord threatened to cast them out of the house. Troubled with melancholy.
[Treatment information, includes hiera logadii.]
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Case 20139

Mary Gunthrop of Wolverton, 30 years. Monday 21 December 1601, 2.00 pm. Grief. Discontentment with her husband.
Mary Gunthrop troubled with an arising in her stomach like the mother. Her mistress doubts that she is with child. Melancholy since the death of her child. Refuses company. Lies in her chest & all over her side.
[Treatment information: tabulatus silicate ii & suppository with hiera picra]
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Case 12453

Mrs Mary Berry of Cranfield, 52 years. Monday 14 May 1599, 3.15 pm. Came in person. She was wont to fall down as if she had a dead palsy.
Giddiness & swooning of the head. Weakness & faintness of the heart & stomach. Troubled much with windiness of the stomach with sudden melancholy passions. Has taken great grief at her husband’s meddling with his brother’s goods as to take the administration who think he exclaim again him as if he kept away their goods. For that he is much indebted & hardly thought of & slandered. She fears lest [if?] as he should die.
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Case 43036

The Lady Susan Grey, Saturday 16 March 1616, 11.00 am. Sent her water. Aguish melancholy hottish weak rising in her stomach. 29 years. A fullness. A rupt twist. Aguish water. A heaviness in her head & stomach subject to the mother. Sad & much melancholy. Back ill. 1. A clyster. 2. A purge. 3. A cordial electuary cord julep. 4. Cinnamon water 2 ounces. Syrup cinnamon 1 ounce.
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Case 50453

Mrs Margaret Franklin of Bonehurst, 24 years. Wednesday 29 March 1620, 10.40 am. Worst fasting. Head full & dizzy. Windy. A cold stomach. Hot liver. Full of melancholy grief since her father’s death. Face flushing hot & breaking out. Unmarried. Cold feet hot head.
[Bottom left of chart] A thick and muddy water.
Has taken much physic, purges, pills. Let blood little the better.
[Treatment information.] A purging diet drink for melancholy. The like for Elizabeth Bosse 26 years melancholy.
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