The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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
 
1814
Born
In the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1835
Graduated as
MRCS LSA at Guys Hospital
 
1841 to 1894
In the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; Initially with Dr West and latterly as Gorham, Ievers and Newton; occupation: general practitioner
Neve's Tonbridge
 
c 1845
Married
Elizabeth .....
Estimated date
 
1848
Birth of a daughter
Jessey M. in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1851 Census
 
1849
Birth of a daughter
Isabella in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1851 Census
 
1850
Birth of a daughter
Alice Mary in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1851 Census
 
1851
At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 37, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general practitioner
1851 Census
 
1853
Birth of a daughter
Elinor B. in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1861 Census
 
1854
Birth of a son
John Marshall in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1861 Census
 
1857
Birth of a son
Robert William in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1858
Birth of a son
Davies Gilbert in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1861 Census
 
1859
Birth of a daughter
Edith Caroline in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1861 Census
 
1860
Birth of a daughter
Anna Blanche in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
1861
At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 47, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general practitioner
1861 Census
 
1863
Birth of a son
Percival in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
1871 Census
 
1865
Birth of a son
Alfred in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
Tonbridge Parish Registers
 
1866
Birth of a son
Ernest Alfred Thynne in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
Tonbridge Parish Registers
 
1868
Birth of a daughter
Emily Elizabeth Grace in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
Tonbridge Parish Registers
 
1871
At High Street in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 57, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation General Practitioner
1871 Census
 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At 14 Bordyke in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 67, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: general medical practitioner
1881 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
5th Apr 1891
Census
At 14, Bordyke in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; John Gorham, M, Head, married, age 77, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: Medical General Practitioner registered
1891 Census
Tonbridge, Kent
 
13th Dec 1899
Died
Cause of death: inflenza
Neve's Tonbridge

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
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

The Weald is at  Database version 11.2 which has ongoing updates to the 374,918 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,272 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 242 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
ODNB  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Ancestry  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

Top
of the
page