Item 2008.6.1.22 - Samuel Gilchrist Notice

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Samuel Gilchrist Notice

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CA ON00154 2008.6-2008.6.1.22

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  • 1837 (Creation)
    Furby, William
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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William Furby (1799-1881) was born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. He was the husband of Ann Manning. He came to Port Hope in 1826 was the first printer in Port Hope and published the Gazette. He was the father of Fanny, John M., and Florence.

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Papers were found in the attic of 1 Brown Drive, the former home of William Furby, one of the early printers in Port Hope. The house was originally on Walton Street, before it was moved.

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Item is a notice to patients by Dr. Samuel Gilchrist, 1837.

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Samuel Gilchrist (d. 1849) studied medicine at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire from which he obtained his diploma. He went before the Upper Canada medical board in April 1823 but failed to pass. He obtained his certificate to practice in January 1924 and settled at Port Hope. Dr. S. Gilchrist was commissioned surgeon to the 1st Durham Militia, 26 Nov 1827. Dr. Gilchrist died in 1849 in Port Hope, buried at St. John's (St. Mark's).

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