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For almost 200 years there had been a doctor resident in Bow. I was the twenty-eighth

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THE MEDICAL GENTLEMEN

OF BOW

Features: Local people - including patients of the Bow Doctors, and their families

Australia and NewZealand

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Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856-1942) - Architect


Maj-Gen Charles James Blomfield (1855-1928) - Soldier

 

Rev Clotworthy Gillmor (1817-1886) - Insolvent Clergyman

 

Sophia and George Hughes, wife and son of the Curate of Clannaborough, and their servant John Knowles drown (1841)


William Wreford (1781-1852) - "found drowned"

 

Ann Parker alias Willcox (1791-1865) - sentenced to death


Elizabeth Heard (b 1825) shipwrecked off the Australian coast


William Moore cuts his wife's throat 1886


The Riddaway family including Edith Lane (1921-1998) - Authoress


Josias Austin, Alexander Croote, and Wm. Coombe - transported to Australia for stealing two sheep in 1835


William Langman of Coxmoor, Bow. His body found dumped in an Exeter alleyway in 1829


Edwin Partridge Longman, Saddler in Bow transported to Australia  for horse stealing in 1847


Rev Dr Whittington Landon (1758-1838) Rector of Bow and Dean of Exeter Cathedral


The Bent family of Sandford - medics and clerics


Samuel Barnes (1784-1858) - Exeter surgeon attacked and robbed on his way to visit a patient in 1842.


17th and 18th century convicts sent to Barbados


The Murder of Grace Holman of Tedburn St Mary in 1848

Rev Charles Rookes (1798-1867) Rector of Nymet Rowland - guilty of seduction


Commander Hugh Horatio Knocker

(1829-1869) -remembered in Colebrooke Church


Dr Charles Snape (1813-1896) - Manslaughter Charge


Thomas Reynolds Arscott (1842-1881) - Manslaughter Charge


Thomas Downey (1768-1816) Surgeon, Sailor and Poet


"Parson Jack" - Rev John Arundel Radford (1799-1861) of Lapford

   His son William - U.S. Sheriff shot dead in 1897

   His Granddaughter Edith - "Good Time Girl"

The Holman family of Crediton


William Snow - surgeon of Bow - imprisoned for libel 1828


"Bowe" in 1791


Horatio Reeves, Exeter Druggist, elopes to London 1822


John Crump - drowned in a mine in Newton St Cyres 1842


Giles Yarde - Grave Robber born in Crediton

Some unusual diseases of the past