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Name: Samuel Byam

Burial Number: 1050

Gender: Male

Occupation: G.P.; Surgeon; Physician; Medical Practioner;

Born: 11/9/1847

Died: 12/09/1921

Buried: 15/09/1921


Samuel was born in Marylebone, son of William Jonathan and Mary Ann (nee Young) Byam. He was baptised at St Marylebone church on 21st April 1848. Father William was a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Licentiate of the Apothecaries Company.

In 1851 Ellen, with older sisters Mary and Harriett, were Boarders at a School in Minchinhampton, near Stroud. Samuel and brother William, were in Welbeck St., Portland Place, in Marylebone, with their parents, and a Domestic Servant, plus a Nurserymaid.

(Brother William became a Major-General and had a long and distinguished Military career.)

In 1861 the family was still living in Portland Place. William and Mary, with Ellen, Samuel and sister Elizabeth Mary, plus a Cook and a Housemaid.

By 1871 William, now retired, had moved his family to Tidenham, Gloucestershire. Mary, Ellen, Samuel (Student of Medecine), Elizabeth, and two Domestic  Servants were in his household. He died in 1873. Samuel qualified as a surgeon in 1877. He worked at St George’s Hospital in London. By 1880, he was working at Devon and Exeter Hospital and living in Exmouth. In 1881 he was Head of Household in Westbourne Place, Knightsbridge, unmarried Medical Practioner, with a Scottish male Domestic Servant and a female Cook from Suffolk.

In 1885, in a UK Medical Directory, he is described as “of 18 Westbourne Place, Eaton Square. Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London 1877, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London 1877. (St George and Exeter Hospital) Demonstrator of Anatomy at St George’s Hospital Medical School 1868 – 1870.”

He is on the London Electoral Register for 1891, at St George, Hanover Square, London.

In 1901 he was still living in Hanover Square, with a couple of Servants, and in 1911, in a 17-roomed house, now in Chester Square, with the same couple. He never married.

Samuel was at Caer Gwent Nursing Home, in Wykeham Road, Worthing, when he died, though his address was given as 38 Chester Square. Probate was granted on 27th October 1921 to William Byam retired lieutenant colonel HM Army. Effects £807 0s 3d.


Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 11 Plot: 20

Exact Location (what3words): spices.chief.clock

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In affectionate memory of Samuel Henry Byam M.R.C.S. London Died in Worthing September 12th 1921 "Know you not, Master to some kind of men, Their graces serve them but as enemies" As you Like It Jesus saith unto him "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me"

Further Information


Name: Samuel Henry Byam

Gender: Male

Born: 11/9/1847

Town: Marylebone

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/09/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Caer Gwent Nursing Home

Address line 3: Wykeham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £807 0 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £23449.00

Census Information


34 Welbeck Street, Marylebone

William J aged 42, general practitioner. Mary Ann aged 42. William aged 10. Samuel aged 3. Plus 2 servants.


34 Welbeck Street, Marylebone.

William aged 53, general practitioner. Mary Ann aged 52. Ellen aged 17. Samuel aged 13. Elizabeth aged 9. Plus 2 servants.


Woodcroft Villa, Tidenham, Glos.

William aged 62, retired surgeon. Mary Ann aged 62. Ellen aged 27. Samuel aged 23, student of medicine at University of London. Elizabeth aged 19. Plus 2 servants.


18 Westbourne Place, Hanover Square, London.

Samuel aged 33, medical practitioner, late 7th Dragoons. Plus 2 servants.


38 Chester Square, Knightsbridge.

Samuel aged 43, general practitioner. Plus a cook and butler.


38 Chester Square, Knightsbridge.

Samuel aged 53, physician. Plus 2 servants.


38 Chester Square, Knightsbridge.

Samuel aged 63, medical practitioner. Plus a cook and servant.


Living at 38 Chester Square, London.

Miscellaneous Information

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