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Dr John Gorham, M.R.C.S., son of William Gorham and Mary Gorham Printer friendly version

Dr John Gorham was born in 1814 at Penshurst, the eldest son of William and Mary Gorham. In 1923 his widowed mother and her family moved to Tonbridge where John was educated and served as an apprentice to Dr West. He graduated as MRCS at Guys Hospital in 1835 and joined Dr West's practice in 1841 which he inherited when Dr West died from dropsy in 1848. He ran the practice single handed until 1873 and continued thereafter as part of the group practice Gorham Ievers and Newton until 1894. He died on 13th Decemeber 1899.
Besides being Tonbridge's principal general practioner for over 50 years, Dr John Gorham published many learned medical works, was Medical Attendant to the Poor law Union, member of The Royal Microscopical Society and The Royal Botannical Society and became President of The Aesthetic Society and The Choral Society. In Tonbridge his influence was substantive through his medical prcatice, his work with the poor, his scietific hobbies, as deacon of the Indepenent Church and he was one of the original members of The Tonbridge Local Board and designed the Town Arms and Seal.


See also The Gorham Family by Arthur H. Neve published in 1933.
Date Type Information Source
 
1814BornIn the Parish of Penshurst, Kent1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1835Graduated asMRCS LSA at Guys Hospital
 
1841 to 1894In the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; Initially with Dr West and latterly as Gorham, Ievers and Newton; occupation: general practitionerNeve's Tonbridge
 
c 1845MarriedElizabeth .....Estimated date
 
1848Birth of a daughterJessey M. in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1851 Census
 
1849Birth of a daughterIsabella in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1851 Census
 
1850Birth of a daughterAlice Mary in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1851 Census
 
1851At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 37, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general practitioner1851 Census
 
1853Birth of a daughterElinor B. in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1861 Census
 
1854Birth of a sonJohn Marshall in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1861 Census
 
1857Birth of a sonRobert William in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1858Birth of a sonDavies Gilbert in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1861 Census
 
1859Birth of a daughterEdith Caroline in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1861 Census
 
1860Birth of a daughterAnna Blanche in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1861At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 47, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general practitioner1861 Census
 
1863Birth of a sonPercival in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent1871 Census
 
1865Birth of a sonAlfred in the Parish of Tonbridge, KentTonbridge Parish Registers
 
1866Birth of a sonErnest Alfred Thynne in the Parish of Tonbridge, KentTonbridge Parish Registers
 
1868Birth of a daughterEmily Elizabeth Grace in the Parish of Tonbridge, KentTonbridge Parish Registers
 
1871At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 57, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation General Practitioner1871 Census
 
3rd Apr 1881CensusAt 14 Bordyke in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 67, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general medical practitioner1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
5th Apr 1891CensusAt 14, Bordyke in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 77, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: Medical General Practitioner registered1891 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
13th Dec 1899DiedCause of death: inflenzaNeve's Tonbridge
 
Ancestor's report
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Gorham, Goreham family records
  
The ancestral pedigree of Dr John Gorham, M.R.C.S.
 
  
 William Gorhamm: c 1810Mary 
 b: c 1780
d: April 1817 Tunbridge Wells, Kent
bur: after April 1817 Emmanuel Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  b: 1784 Ticehurst, Sussex
d: 1865
  
     
 John William Isabella Mary Caroline 
 b: 1814 Penshurst, Kent
d: 13th Dec 1899 Cause of death: inflenza
 b: 1816 Penshurst, Kent
d: December 1881
 b: 1818 b: 1818 Penshurst, Kent
d: 28th Feb 1932 Tonbridge, Kent
 
           
Parental record
  
  
 
   
 Dr John Gorham
general medical practitioner
m: c 1845Elizabeth 
 b: 1814 Penshurst, Kent
d: 13th Dec 1899 Cause of death: inflenza
  b: 1829 Lee Chapel Laindon, Essex
  
              
Jessey M.  Alice Mary  John Marshall  Davies Gilbert  Anna Blanche  Alfred Ernest Alfred Thynne Emily Elizabeth Grace 
b: 1848 Tonbridge, Kent  b: 1850 Tonbridge, Kent  b: 1854 Tonbridge, Kent  b: 1858 Tonbridge, Kent  b: 1860 Tonbridge, Kent  b: 1865 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 9th Jan 1865
 b: 1866 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 28th Dec 1866
 b: 1868 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 2nd Oct 1868
 
  Isabella Elinor B. Robert William Edith Caroline Percival      
  b: 1849 Tonbridge, Kent b: 1853 Tonbridge, Kent b: 1857 Tonbridge, Kent b: 1859 Tonbridge, Kent b: 1863 Tonbridge, Kent      
Family record
 
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