Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
There appears to be two Dr Williams, one in Cambridge and the one in Holborn , on aug 5th "...I went this morning to Dr. Williams (who had cured her once before of this business), in Holborn, and he did give me an ointment..."
from L&M CompanionPhysician; Elizabeth Pepys was his patient. His Christian name is given once (ii.156). That he was the Dr. Williams who advised Pepys from time to time on Graveley business and the quarrel with the Trices is made clear by the entry at iv.350. Persumably he had local knowledge; there are several indications in the diary that he knew the district.
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