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G. T. Bettany

revised by Michael Bevan

Chevalier, Thomas (1767–1824), surgeon and writer, was born in London on 3 November 1767. His paternal grandfather was a French protestant, resident at Orléans, who had escaped from France in an open boat on the revocation of the edict of Nantes. On the death of his mother in 1770 ...


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Sir Henry Thompson, first baronet (1820–1904) by Sir John Everett Millais, 1881 © Tate, London, 2004


Thompson, Sir Henry, first baronet (1820–1904), surgeon, was born on 6 August 1820 at Framlingham, Suffolk, the first of three children of Henry Thompson (1790–1864), general dealer and tallow chandler, and his wife, Susannah (d. 1872), daughter of Samuel Medley (1769–1857), artist and one of the founders of ...