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William Sedgwick of London (1822-1906)

William Sedgwick [Thomas Sedgwick / Martha Davis]
b. circa 1822 Walworth, Surrey
m Norah Maria Challice 1869 (BMD)
d 21 October 1906 Acton

William was a medical man describing himself variously as member of the Royal College of Surgeons, medical general practicioner and, in 1901, retired surgeon.

According to his South African family, William assisted Lister in December 1846 at the first operation using anaesthetics and was an expert in cholera. He is supposed to have been surgeon to the troops in the East (Indies?) however this seems very like the career history of William Sedgwick Saunders better known as a witness in one of the murders of Jack the Ripper. Since William has been found in the English census returns from 1861 to 1901 more investigation is needed into his career.

His children are described in 1901 as a masseuse, merchants clerk and member of the stock exchange - no profession given for Norah.

It is believed that there are no descendants of this family.


Mary Sedgwick

b 1871 Ulcombe, Kent
d before 1881

Kate Isabel Sedgwick

b 1872 Marylebone, London
d after 1901

Thomas Edward Sedgwick

b 1873 Marylebone, London
d after 1901

Frederick William D Sedgwick

b 1874 Marylebone, London
d after 1901

Norah Emma Sedgwick

b 1882 Marylebone, London
d after 1901

Source Notes:

1881 census - William Sedgwick 57 Retired General Practitioner, Norah M Sedgwick 34, Kate J Sedgwick 9 Scholar, Thomas G Sedgwick 8, Jermoe W D Sedgwick 6 (12 Park Place, St Marylebone - RG11 156 118 26)

Descendants / Researchers:

Christopher Sedgwick of Cape Town

Christopher is descended from Thomas Sedgwick and kindly allowed me to publish his family details on Sedgwick.org.




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