Case 44645

Joan Travell of Gothurst, 24 years. Tuesday 8 April 1617, 10.30 am. Troubled with foolish fancies.
Much troubled with wind in her bowels & guts. Cries out she shall be killed & will have no other talk & says that nobody can tell the sorrow that she endures. Her fancies much troubled. Talks well & sensibly. Sometimes will sing [?] 3 hours otherwise as heavy & as sad as can [breaks off].
Should have married one & they now at words as if she would not have him. & then bidding him to marry elsewhere fell into this passion. She knows that she shall never have him.
[Left column] [Treatment information including a suppository, clyster, horse leeches and diet drink.]
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Case 36155

Mary Faulkner of Cowley, 26 years. Friday 7 July 1609, 1.45 pm. In presence herself.
[In chart] A love matter. Grief. Spits blood. Head heavy. No senses. Terms ill.
Vide [See] July 6. Quando dominus venerat pro sua serva [when the lord had come for his servant]. Weeps much & is very sad. Craves not to eat. Casts up much blood very often but looks well. Never had her sickness [menstruation] well. Stomach ill & back & fumes into her face.
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Case 55480

Mrs. Hanger 30 miles from Steapington, 55 years the first Friday in Lent. Tuesday 7 January 1622, 2.40 pm.
Upper lip it was cut a little after Whitsuntide about midsummer. Otherwise Mrs. Edwards Knights daughter at Piddington.
[Right of chart] Full of fond fancies before in her throat now since in her lip, & says that she is punished for marrying of Dr. Hanger a parson. A woman otherwise wise enough.
[Left margin] She did strive to harm or drown herself.
[In chart] Her upper lip. Hypochond[riac] passion.
[Left margin] A good urine but thin with [the] whites. Had a fall.
Her upper lip vexes her very much & yesterday pimpled & red but never before. It used to burn & itch & she scraped it & bled & was for pain unpatient. It began of a wheal last mid-Lent. She applied morning water & it blistered & after mended looking red. Is very unquiet & troubled in mind by reason of her lip only as she says. Had physic at Cambridge a month. Had a purge of me & was let blood under the tongue & arm. Yet never the better. A diet drink.
[Top right of page] Dr. Allat gave her a cooling drink to take morning & evening & also syr. August. Weep take grief chide & very import & says that everybody hates her. Her urine good but thin. No sediment.
[Following page] [Treatment information.] Much decayed in her body. Had plasters for her feet & temples & ointments. [Treatment information.] Cannot abide to see knives. Will hide herself.
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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 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 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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