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Bethune [née Peebles], Margaret (1820–1887), midwife, was born in Largo, Fife, on 2 October 1820, the only child of Margaret Walker (d. 1874), a linen worker. Her father was Andrew Peebles, a weaver of Lundin Mill. The family was not wealthy, although in 1847 ...

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Margaret Bethune (1820–1887) by unknown photographer Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

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Bland, Robert (1740–1816), man-midwife, was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of David Bland, an attorney in the town, and was educated at the London hospitals. He married some time about 1774; the classical scholar Robert Bland (1779?–1825) and the politician William Bland (1789–1868)...

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Blegborough, Ralph (1769–1827), physician and man-midwife, was born on 3 April 1769 at Richmond, Yorkshire, where his father, Henry Blegborough, was a surgeon. He was educated at the grammar school of his native town, and, after acting for some time as apprentice to his father, continued his medical studies first at the ...

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Cellier, Elizabeth (fl. 1668–1688), midwife, has been linked to the Dormer family of Buckinghamshire, while her enemies claimed that she was a brazier's daughter from Canterbury. Cellier said that she converted to Catholicism out of loyalty to the crown, after her father and brother died on the same day during the civil war. Nothing is known of her training as a midwife, although from her writings it appears that she owned ...

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Chapman, Edmund (d. 1738), man-midwife, is known to have practised at South Halstead in Essex, although nothing is known of his early life. He is remembered for publishing the first full account of the midwifery forceps in his An Essay on the Improvement of Midwifery, Chiefly with Regard to the Operation...

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G. T. Bettany

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Clarke, Sir Charles Mansfield, first baronet (1782–1857), accoucheur, son of John Clarke (1740–1790), obstetrician and surgeon, of Chancery Lane, London, and Biddy, daughter of William Mansfield, and brother of John Clarke (bap. 1760, d. 1815), was born on 28 May 1782, probably in ...

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Conquest, John Tricker (bap. 1789, d. 1866), man-midwife, was baptized on 25 November 1789 at Clover Street Independent Chapel, Chatham, Kent, the son of a Dr Conquest of Chatham. He entered medical training at an early age, qualifying as MRCS at the age of eighteen. He was appointed assistant surgeon to the military medical depot, ...

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John Tricker Conquest (bap. 1789, d. 1866) by Maxim Gauci (after R. W. Warren) Wellcome Library, London

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Croft, Sir Richard, sixth baronet (1762–1818), physician and man-midwife, was born on 9 January 1762, the youngest of eleven children of Herbert Croft (1717/18–1785), clerk to the court of chancery and later receiver and treasurer in the Charterhouse, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Denman, Thomas (1733–1815), man-midwife, was born at Bakewell, Derbyshire, on 27 June 1733, the second son and third child of John Denman, apothecary, and his wife, Elizabeth. After early education at the free school in Bakewell, Denman became assistant to his elder brother, who had succeeded to their father's business. In 1753 ...

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Norman Moore

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Douglas, Andrew (1735/6–1806), physician and man-midwife, was born in Teviotdale, Roxburghshire, and educated at the University of Edinburgh. He began work as a surgeon in the navy in 1756, and later practised at Deal before returning to Edinburgh in 1775 where he graduated MD. He settled in ...

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Douglas, James (bap. 1675, d. 1742), anatomist and man-midwife, was the third child of a family of eight sons, four of whom became fellows of the Royal Society, and five daughters of William Douglas (d. 1705), of Baads, West Calder, 5 miles...

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Eaves [née Willis], Mary Ann (1805/6–1875), midwife, was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, where she married, at St Michael's parish church, on 16 July 1825, Charles Eaves (1803–1874), a silk weaver, the son of Charles Eaves, also a weaver. The couple settled in ...

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Ferguson, Robert (1799–1865), physician and accoucheur, was born in India on 15 November 1799, the son of Robert Ferguson of Glen Islay, Perthshire, of the Indian Civil Service, and great-nephew of the historian Adam Ferguson. He went to school in Croydon under Alexander Crombie (1762–1840)...

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G. T. Bettany

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Garthshore, Maxwell (1732–1812), physician accoucheur, was born at Kirkcudbright on 28 October 1732, the son of Barbara Gordon and her husband, George Garthshore (1687/8–1760), for fifty years minister in Kirkcudbright. After being educated at the Kirkcudbright grammar school he was apprenticed to a surgeon apothecary in ...

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Giffard, William (d. 1731), man-midwife, about whose early life nothing is known, practised in Brentwood, Essex, before moving to Westminster, London, in 1724. From 1725 he began recording some of his midwifery cases, with a view to publication. Giffard recorded the use of the forceps from 8 April 1726. He called them his 'extractor'. The blades were straight, not conforming to the pelvis though curved to fit the foetal head, whereas those depicted by ...

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Gregory, Alice Sophia (1867–1946), midwife, was born on 22 November 1867 at St Mary's Parsonage, Princes Road, Lambeth, the youngest of three daughters of Robert Gregory (1819–1911), Church of England clergyman, later dean of St Paul's, and his second wife, Charlotte Anne, daughter of ...