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Hampton, John Stephen (1806?–1869), surgeon and colonial governor, is shown on his death certificate to have been born in 1810; however the British register of surgeons records his certificate as assistant surgeon in January 1829 at the age of twenty-two, and other details of his birth, parentage, and education have not been found. He gained his medical diploma at ...

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Porritt, Arthur Espie, Baron Porritt (1900–1994), surgeon and governor-general of New Zealand, was born on 10 August 1900 at Wanganui, New Zealand, the son of Ernest Edward Porritt (1870–1950), a surgeon, and his wife, Ivy Elizabeth, née Mackenzie (d. 1914). He was educated at ...

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Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt (1900–1994) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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C. A. Harris

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Rowe, Sir Samuel (1835–1888), colonial governor and surgeon, born at Macclesfield, Cheshire, on 23 March 1835, was the youngest son of George Hambly Rowe, a Wesleyan minister, and Lydia, daughter of John Ramshall of London. He was educated at private schools and subsequently studied medicine, partly under ...