Index of names

Clicking on a name below leads to the main page featuring that individual (only the names of medics are included, and only those who’ve practised in Newmarket; also, this index does not include the numerous more recent 20th and 21st century Newmarket medics, who can be found listed with dates on the pages about individual practices*, and using their surnames only). Some clicks lead to a page dedicated to that specific individual (in bold, the key historical figures), others to the main page on which that person features. Links to other pages relevant to each individual can be found via the first page encountered . [Note: spelling variation was quite common in earlier centuries; I have used what appears to have been the main spelling for each individual’s name. Note also, the dates refer to when they were in practice at Newmarket, not their entire lifespan.]

* there are no pages about specific individuals after The Grays of The Rookery practice chain (the last being Norman Gray who retired in 1954), Norman Simpson of the Orchard House practice chain (who left the Newmarket area in 1948) and Joe Davis of the Oakfield practice chain (who retired in 1969). From that point the story is told more through the practices (at that time Alton House Surgery, Lincoln Lodge and Rous Surgery respectively), and increasingly in summary form as the amount of historical data available increases exponentially. 

Note also, the numerous post 1939 Newmarket Hospital medics are not listed in the index below either, but see the page on Newmarket Hospital for some names. Generally I have not included brief locum appearances either, or more recent doctors in post graduate training posts. 


Atkins, Sidney Ernest: late 19th century assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Bay(e)s, (Frederick William Hart?): mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Beard, Francis Carr: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Beaton, David: early 17th century visitor with the royal court.

Bowen, David: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Braham, Wotton: early 18th century, apparent founder of The Rookery practice chain

Buck, Benjamin: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Bull, Thomas: mid 18th century apprentice to William Sandiver 1

Bullen, Mark Edwinearly 19th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Butler, Henry Padwick: mid 19th century assistant to Floyd Minter Peck

Capron: mid 19th century assistant to Floyd Minter Peck

Clements, Simon: early-mid 18th century. 

Cocke, Thomas Goldingearly 19th century apprentice to Norton, Taylor and Kendall.

Cooke, William: late 18th and early 19th century.

Crompton, Ernest: early 20th century, part of the Page-Meads-Crompton practice chain.

Davis, Joseph: mid 20th century, part of the Oakfield practice chain.

Day, William Henry: late-mid 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Delanney, Thomas Robert: early 19th century.

Donnett, Henry: mid 19th century assistant to Frederick Page.

Edwards, Charles: early 19th century apprentice to Walter Norton, as part of Norton, Taylor and Kendall.

Edwards, George: early 19th century apprentice to Robert James Peck.

Edwards, John: late 18th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Faircloth, Richard: mid 19th century, founder of both the Orchard house and Oakfield practice chains.

Field, Poole: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Findlay, James: late 19th century presumed assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Fraser, Thomas: late 17th century, part of the Greenes-Fraser chain.

Fyson, Ernest Last: late 19th and early 20th century, part of the Fyson practice chain.

Fyson, Robert: mid 19th century, part of the Fyson practice chain.

Gamble, Samuel: mid 19th century, part of the Fyson practice chain.

Gilman, ‘the apothecary’: late 17th century.

Gray, Clement Frederick: late 19th and early 20th century, part of The Rookery practice chain

Gray, Frederick Clement: mid to late 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Gray, Gilbert Clement: early to mid 20th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Gray, Norman: early to mid 20th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Greene, Francis: mid 17th century, part of the Greenes-Fraser chain.

Greene, Lambert: late-mid 17th century, part of the Greenes-Fraser chain.

Greene, Richard: early 17th and likely mid to late 16th century, part of the Greenes-Fraser chain.

Greene, Robert: early 17th century and likely late 16th century, part of the Greenes-Fraser chain.

Grieves, James Percy: late 19th / early 20th century apparent assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Handcock, Charles: an early-mid 19th century Burwell based medic who ended up in the workhouse infirmary.

Harwell, Edward: early 18th century.

Harvey, William: early 17th century visitor with the royal court.

Harvie, James: early 20th century presumed assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Haylock, Thomas Busick: early 19th century apprentice to Robert James Peck.

Hendley, Harold James Holbein: early 20th century replacement for Clement Frederick Gray in the Grays practice

Hickman, William: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Holmes, Mrs: mid 18th century nurse (by far the earliest mentioned in Newmarket), working with William Sandiver 1.

Hustler, James Devereux: early 19th century.

Hutchinson, Walter: late 19th and early 20th century, mainly part of the Oakfield practice chain.

Innes, Richard: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Isaacson, Philip: late-mid 18th century apprentice to William Sandiver 2.

Jones, John Matthews: late 19th century assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Kendall, Henry: early 19th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Kennett, Thomas John: a mid 19th century ‘pupil and student of medicine’ associated with Floyd Minter Peck

LeBass, Thomas: early 19th century apprentice then assistant to Walter Norton.

Leeson, Thomas: mid 19th century assistant/(apprentice?) to Robert Fyson

Maund, John Hansby: late 19th and early 20th century, part of the Orchard House practice chain.

McPherson, Robert: early 19th century, mentioned on the death certificates of Walter Norton and John Thomas, and an assistant in an unspecified practice.

Mead, George Borwick: mid to late 19th century, part of the Page-Meads-Crompton practice chain.

Mead, George Owen: late 19th century, part of the Page-Meads-Crompton practice chain.

Minter, Michael: early 19th century apprentice to Robert James Peck. (also his brother in law etc. etc., – see The Pecks).

Moody, William Joseph: early 20th century partner of Joe Davis at Kingston House

Molineux, Bernard Newmarch: early 20th century presumed assistant to Clement Frederick Gray

Mudd, Woodward: early 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Nairn: early 19th century assistant to Norton, Kendall and Taylor

Norton, Walter: late 18th and early 19th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Osborne: mid 19th century assistant to Floyd Minter Peck

Page, Frederick: mid 19th century, part of the Page-Meads-Crompton practice chain.

Peck, Floyd Minter: mid 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Peck, Robert James: early 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Pennington: mid 19th century assistant to Floyd Minter Peck

Price, John Lowe: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Primrose, Gilbertearly 17th century visitor with the royal court.

Pyman, Francis Charles: early 19th century assistant to Robert James Peck.

Raby, William: late 17th and early 18th century.

Roberts, John William: late 19th century assistant to Ernest Last Fyson

Robinson, Elijah: late-mid 18th century.

Robinson, Frederick: early 20th century partner of Joe Davis at Kingston House

Ross, Andrew: early 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Rumbr, John Wolfeearly 17th century visitor with the royal court.

Sandiver, William (1): mid 18th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Sandiver, William (2): late 18th and early 19th century, part of The Rookery practice chain.

Sankey, Edward: early 19th century apprentice to Robert James Peck.

Searancke, Thomas (1): early 18th century.

Searancke, Thomas (2): mid to late 18th century.

Searancke, Thomas (3): late-mid 18th century.

Searle, Nicholas: early-mid 17th century.

Sharpe, Thomas: late 18th century apprentice to John Edwards

Simpson, Charles Shackleton: late 19th century assistant to Ernest Last Fyson

Simpson, Norman Charles: early-mid 20th century, part of the Orchard House practice chain.

Taylor, James: early 19th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Thomas, John: early 19th century, part of the Edwards-Norton-Taylor-Kendall-Thomas-Bullen practice chain.

Tudor: mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Veesey, Henry: early 16th century.

Wing, Charles Edward: late-mid 19th century assistant to Richard Faircloth

Wood, Sidney: late 19th century assistant to Walter Hutchinson

Woodthorpe, Richard: late 18th century.

Woollett, Sidney Winslow: early 20th century, part of the Oakfield practice chain.

Wright, John Rowland: late 19th century, mainly part of the Orchard House practice chain, but also part of the Oakfield Practice chain.

Wykes, William Henry: late 19th / early 20th century assistant to Walter Hutchinson

Wyote, Johannis: 15th century midwife, technically the earliest person mentioned in Newmarket with a medical role of any form.