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Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 21:50 GMT (UK) »
From the Chester Chronicle of 23rd May 1817

“To be sold by auction ….. 26th May.. all the modern household furniture and other effects of Dr A Bankhead, White Friars, Chester”.

An enquiry to the Cheshire Record Office a few years back revealed that they unfortunately do not hold any trade directories for that year (Pigot starts in 1818, drat) and could offer no additional info. Neither have I been, over years of research, able to find any other record of this mysterious medic. There was only one Bankhead line of the period with the wherewithall to have doctors in the family (sons of Rev John Bankhead) , but none (that I know of) have the initial A and there is no obvious connection with Cheshire. There is no equivalent advert in the Chester Courant of the time. Suggestions anyone ? I am wondering if the doc was either deceased (but he is not described as "late") or bankrupt?

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Misprint in the paper with his name perhaps.  The initial or surname could be printed incorrectly.
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
A Dr Bankhead  (no initial or first name ) in the Carlisle Journal of 21st April 1804 informs the inhabitants of Annan that from “the very flattering encouragement he has met with since his residence among them” he announces “his fixed determination of settling in Annan for the purpose of practicing Physic, Surgery, and Midwifery”

Sadly his confidence in his own popularity seems to have been misplaced and after a few repetitions of the advert he vanishes from (thus far) record. The Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh could shed no light on this not so modest medic. I know who he could be, but without a clue as to his Christian name he remains a mystery. There are several possible candidates (all brothers) but this is the only reference I can find to ANY Bankhead in Annan area.

Suggestions anyone ?

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Is this the same Dr Bankhead as your Annan, Dumfries posting:

topics now merged

He seems quite a character.

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 January 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »
See also

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=786692.0

Seems to be quite an itinerant character.


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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 January 18 23:43 GMT (UK) »
Have a look at the results here in Google search :- 

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lf6/

Plus :-

http://munksroll.rcplondon.ac.uk/Biography/Details/6719

Plus :-

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lf7/

This maybe your man, or again, it may not.

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 January 18 09:55 GMT (UK) »
Here's a Dr Bankhead who was a surgeon in the Londonderry Militia, then practised in Brighton and London in the early 19th century https://goo.gl/qSDtaA   The book was published in 1822.
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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 January 18 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Lancaster Gazette 28 November 1818 has a mention of a Doctor Bankhead of Brighton. It is in connection with the death of an Alderman Goodbehere in Lambeth. It mentions that the doctor had been physician to the family for many years. The gentleman unfortunately died before the doctor could get to him.
The search on FindMyPast goes to page 1 of the paper, the article is actually on page 2.
Might not be same doctor though if he was in Brighton.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Doctor Who ? White Friars, Chester, 1817
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 January 18 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Seems Dr Charles Bankhead might have been in Brighton not Dr A.

There is a marriage for a Charles Bankhead and a Maria Horatia Paul (a minor) in 1825 in London, he is described as "esquire" but no profession so may not be connected.
And there is a baptism for a Charles in the parish of St George Hanover sq on 30 may 1823, parents Charles Bankhead and Ann Walsh, abode workhouse, occupation Doctor of Medicine.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate