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For almost 200 years there had been a doctor resident in Bow. I was the twenty-ninth

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Features: Local people - including patients of the Bow Doctors, and their families

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Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856-1942) - Architect

Maj-Gen Charles James Blomfield (1855-1928) - Soldier


Rev Clotworthy Gillmor (1817-1886) - Insolvent Clergyman


Sophia and George Hughes, wife and son of the Curate of Clannaborough, and their servant John Knowles drown (1841)

William Wreford (1781-1852) - "found drowned"


Ann Parker alias Willcox (1791-1865) - sentenced to death

Elizabeth Heard (b 1825) shipwrecked off the Australian coast

William Moore cuts his wife's throat 1886

The Riddaway family including Edith Lane (1921-1998) - Authoress

Josias Austin, Alexander Croote, and Wm. Coombe - transported to Australia for stealing two sheep in 1835

William Langman of Coxmoor, Bow. His body found dumped in an Exeter alleyway in 1829

Edwin Partridge Longman, Saddler in Bow transported to Australia  for horse stealing in 1847

Rev Dr Whittington Landon (1758-1838) Rector of Bow and Dean of Exeter Cathedral

The Bent family of Sandford - medics and clerics

Samuel Barnes (1784-1858) - Exeter surgeon attacked and robbed on his way to visit a patient in 1842.

17th and 18th century convicts sent to Barbados

The Murder of Grace Holman of Tedburn St Mary in 1848

Rev Charles Rookes (1798-1867) Rector of Nymet Rowland - guilty of seduction

Commander Hugh Horatio Knocker

(1829-1869) -remembered in Colebrooke Church

Dr Charles Snape (1813-1896) - Manslaughter Charge

Thomas Reynolds Arscott (1842-1881) - Manslaughter Charge

Thomas Downey (1768-1816) Surgeon, Sailor and Poet

"Parson Jack" - Rev John Arundel Radford (1799-1861) of Lapford

   His son William - U.S. Sheriff shot dead in 1897

   His Granddaughter Edith - "Good Time Girl"

The Holman family of Crediton

William Snow - surgeon of Bow - imprisoned for libel 1828

"Bowe" in 1791

Horatio Reeves, Exeter Druggist, elopes to London 1822

John Crump - drowned in a mine in Newton St Cyres 1842

Giles Yarde - Grave Robber born in Crediton

Some unusual diseases of the past