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A. H. Millar

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Pritchard, Edward William (1825–1865), surgeon and poisoner, son of Captain John White Pritchard RN, was born at Southsea, Hampshire, on 6 December 1825. He was educated in London and Paris, and apprenticed in September 1840 to Edward and Charles Scott, surgeons, in Portsmouth...


Redfern, William (1774/5?–1833), convict surgeon and pastoralist in Australia, had relatives in Londonderry, Wiltshire, and possibly Canada, but details are unknown. He acquired the diploma of the London Company of Surgeons in January 1797 and immediately joined HMS Standard as surgeon's first mate. Later that year he provided medical care and probably moral support to the mutineers at the ...


Wafer, Lionel (d. 1705), surgeon and buccaneer, may have been of Huguenot descent. His knowledge of Gaelic, and a boyhood spent in Scotland and Ireland, may indicate that his father was a Scottish soldier quartered in Ireland, or that the family was one of those ‘planted’ in ...