Baxter’s refutation of John Ballard’s report on Sir Thomas and Lady Rous

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/259
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vi.213 Treatises vi.20
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1656
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      ff 325-326; 325 x 205 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter's 'The true & full Relation of my Speeches & actions about Sir Thomas Rous & his Lady in their Sicknes, as far as concerneth bodily things: occasioned by the most causless & shameless reports of Mr Ballard, a Physitian.'


  • For Sir Thomas Rous see Treatises iv, 122 (A).
  • John Ballard (1678) may be the physician of that name who practised at Weston-sub-Edge, Gloucestershire. See J Foster (ed) Alumni Oxonienses (1891-2) I, 63.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vi.213 (also listed as vi.20); Thomas p.9


  • John Ballard. Printed by Geoffrey Nuttall in Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 1951, vol. 28, pp. 4-13.
  • For Jane, Lady Rous (d 1656), Sir Thomas’s first wife, see Corr 9, 33, 281, 377, 395 and Rel i, 89, iii, 142.
  • The first part of The Saints Everlasting Rest (1650) is dedicated by Baxter to Sir Thomas and Lady Jane Rous.