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Biographical entry Evans, Richard David Jones ( - 1862)

MRCS April 22nd 1831; Hon FRCS Jan 8th 1857; LSA 1830; MD Marischal College Aberdeen, 1854; JP.

9 July 1862
General surgeon


Was one of three brothers, triplets. One brother took holy orders, and the other two entered the medical profession. He was educated at Guy's and St George's Hospitals. After qualifying he took up his residence with his brother, Dr John Evans, with whom he entered into partnership as Evans and Evans. The pair were held in much esteem in Hertford. Richard was at one time Medical Officer or Surgeon at Haileybury College, then under the HEIC.

At the time of his death he occupied the same position at Christ's Hospital, Hertford, and was Senior Surgeon to the General Infirmary there, having given his services gratuitously to the last-named institution for more than twenty-five years. He was also Medical Visitor to the Hadham Palace Lunatic Asylum.

In 1860 the friends and supporters of the infirmary, in recognition of his long services, presented him with a testimonial consisting of a silver inkstand, silver tea and coffee service, and massive salver. He was for some years a JP for the Borough of Hertford.

He died on Wednesday, July 9th, 1862, the cause of death being supposed to be enlargement of the liver.

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