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Bethune, Margaret (1820–1887)  

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

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Bethune [née Peebles], Margaret (1820–1887), midwife  

Barbara E. Mortimer

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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Bland, Robert (bap. 1741, d.1816), man-midwife  

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revised by Michael Bevan

Bland, Robert (bap. 1741, d.1816), man-midwife, was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, where he was baptized on 8 October 1741, the son of David Bland, an attorney in the town, and his wife, Mary. He was educated at the London hospitals and was connected to ...

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Blegborough, Ralph (1769–1827), physician and man-midwife  

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revised by Michael Bevan

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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Carter, Gladys Beaumont (1887–1959), midwife and nurse  

Dianne Yarwood

Carter, Gladys Beaumont (1887–1959), midwife and nurse, was born at 11 Ironmonger Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 21 April 1887, the eldest child in the family of two daughters and one son of Edith Cecilia Carter, née Beaumont (1849–1935), and her husband, ...

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Cellier, Elizabeth (fl. 1668–1688), midwife  

Helen King

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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Chamberlen the younger, Hugh (1664–1728)  

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Chapman, Edmund (d. 1738), man-midwife  

Philip Rhodes

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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Clarke, Sir Charles Mansfield, first baronet (1782–1857), accoucheur  

G. T. Bettany

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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)  

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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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Conquest, John Tricker (bap. 1789, d. 1866), man-midwife  

Hilary Marland

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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Croft, Sir Richard, sixth baronet (1762–1818), physician and man-midwife  

John Peel

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  

Ornella Moscucci

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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Douglas, Andrew (1735/6–1806), physician and man-midwife  

Norman Moore

revised by Michael Bevan

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, Kent, where he married Mary Carter (bap. 1730...

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Douglas, James (bap. 1675, d. 1742), anatomist and man-midwife  

Helen Brock

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  

Frances J. Badger

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  

John Peel

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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Garthshore, Maxwell (1732–1812)  

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Maxwell Garthshore (1732–1812), by Joseph Collyer, after J. Slater

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Garthshore, Maxwell (1732–1812), physician accoucheur  

G. T. Bettany

revised by Michael Bevan

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 ...