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Name: Lewis Calcott

Burial Number: 0222

Gender: Male

Occupation: Surgeon; Medical Officer for Health;

Born: 16/12/1855

Died: 21/11/1893

Buried: 24/11/1893

Story

Lewis Berkeley Calcott was born in December 1855 at Oundle, Northamptonshire, he was baptised there on 24th June 1856. His father was George Wallis Berkeley Calcott, Surgeon, and his mother, Ann Persis Berkeley Calcott nee Newton. Lewis had 2 older brothers, George Lancelot 3yrs. and Charles Wallis 2yrs. and he eventually was one of 12 children.

He followed his father into medicine becoming a Surgeon and Medical Officer for Health for his local authority of Oundle.

In 1883 Lewis married Lucy Catherine Nisbet, in Bromley, Kent, and in 1890 their daughter, Pauline was born.

Lucy’s parents retired to Worthing and at some stage Lewis and his wife and daughter also moved to Worthing, living at Caynham Lodge, Byron Road.

Lewis Berkeley Calcott, M.R.C.S. died on 21st November 1893, aged 38yrs. at home in Worthing. His death certificate gave his profession as Surgeon, M.R.S.C. (retired). The cause of death was given as “General Paralysis of the Insane, Convulsions, Coma.”

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): stale.gazed.soils

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

EndowedGrave: Keep tidy and flowers

Inscription:

Lewis Berkely Calcott born November 16th 1855 taken to paradise November 21st 1893 "With the Righteous for God proved them and found them worthy for Himself" Wisdom 3.5 R.I.P.

Further Information

Birth

Name: Lewis Berkely Calcott

Gender: Male

Born: 16/12/1855

Town: Oundle

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1883

Spouse First Name: Lucy

Spouse Second Name: Catherine

Spouse Last Name: Nisbet

Town of Marriage: Bromley

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/11/1893

Cause of death: General Paralysis of the Insane; Convulsions; Coma

Address line 1: Coufnham Lodge

Address line 3: Byron Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3784 0 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1871

Living at West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire – Lewis Berkeley Calcott, 15yrs, with his father, George Wallis, 48yrs, Surgeon, M.R.C.S. and mother, Ann Persis, 37yrs. He has 5 siblings, Frederick 8, Rowland 6, Maurice 4, Mary 2 and Adela 6 months. The family employ a Cook, Housemaid, Nursemaid and Groom.

1891

Living at Queen Anne’s Place, West St., Oundle – Lewis Berkeley Calcott, 35yrs, Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health, of his daughter, Pauline aged 1yr, plus a Nursemaid, Cook and Housemaid.

Miscellaneous Information

Northampton Mercury – 1st December 1893

Oundle – Special reference was made on Sunday evening last to the decease of Mr LB Calcott, in the Jesus Church. Mr Calcott’s favourite hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers” was sung during the service.
Obituary – It is with deep regret we announce the death, at Worthing, of Mr Lewis Berkeley Calcott, M.R.C.S., late of this town. The deceased was the third son of Mr GWB Calcott, surgeon, and, after a successful career as a student, passed with credit the final examinations. He joined his father as partner in the long-established practice of surgeons, and very soon became popular, especially with the working classes. His genial presence, kind and generous nature, and, above all, his patient and skilful attention, will be ever remembered by old and young. After a sad and painful affliction, he has passed away at the early age of 38, truly regretted by all who knew him.