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Bartholomew Mosse (1712–1759) by unknown artist, c. 1745 Rotunda Hospital, Dublin; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Mosse, Bartholomew (1712–1759), man-midwife and philanthropist, was born in Wexford, Ireland, one of seven children of the Revd Thomas Mosse (1662?–1731), rector of Maryborough, and his wife, Martha, daughter of the Revd Andrew Nisbet, rector of Timogue. Mosse was apprenticed at approximately age seventeen to ...


Read, Grantly Dick- (1890–1959), obstetrician and promoter of natural childbirth, was born at Beccles, Suffolk, on 26 January 1890, the son of Robert John Read (1851–1920), a flour miller of Norwich, and his wife, Frances (Fanny) Maria Sayer (1855–1942), of the White House, Thurlton, Norfolk...