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Burrows, Sir John Cordy (1813–1876), surgeon and local politician, younger son of Robert Burrows, silversmith, of Ipswich, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Cordy of London, was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, on 5 August 1813. His elder brother, Robert Burrows (1810–1883), who entered the family business, became a noted artist and photographer in ...


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Fife, Sir John (1795–1871), surgeon and politician, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, his father, William Fife, being a medical man of Scottish origin, practising at Newcastle. After qualifying as a member of the London College of Surgeons, he was for a short time an ...