Henry Bunbury Watters, M. D. & Surgeon, died of Typhus on
1 March 1866, aged 31, in Liverpool. Does anyone know more of this case or have this Henry in their tree?
I have an ancestor, Henry Watters, barrister, magistrate, from Co Carlow. He would have had dealings with the local prominent Carlow family, Bunbury, a descendent of whom, Turtle Bunbury, maintains an excellent website on Carlow.
Here we see a doctor named Henry Bunbury Watters and I feel the names are too connected to be a coincidence.
I have noted from the Freeman's Journal, Dublin, November 25 1858, the admission of Henry Bunbury Watters, of Rathgar, Dublin, to the Royal College of Surgeons.
I would dearly like to find more about these persons.
Found this newspaper article - thought it might interest you
Watters -On tho 1st March, at his residence, Isling
ton, Liverpool, Dr Henry Bunbury Watters, of typhus
fever caught In tho actlve discharge of his
arduous professional duties,
brother In law to Mr and Mrs E R Daunt,
of Glencairne lodge, Haw- thorn,
aged thirty one years
The Melbourne Argus - 18 May 1866
My husband's ancestor was John Watters a sailmaker from Islington Liverpool who married Margaret Johnston - them married Mary Ann from Ireland
Civil parish: Liverpool
Registration district: West Derby
Sub-registration district: Toxteth Park
John Waters 25
Joseph Waters 15
Mary Waters 8
Martha Waters 6
Thomas Waters 3
Henry Johnstone 12
Eliza Ritson 46
John Watters and Margaret Johnston had Thomas Watters in 1838 (just ahead of Margaret's death) - Thomas married Emma Miriam Marsh in NSW AUSTRALIA IN 1863.
Anyone with the resources, please, to find where Dr Henry Bunbury Watters received his medical education.
Although far from conclusive, I have not found him as a student of Trintiy College Dublin. Perhaps he went to Oxford, Cambridge or Edinburgh. The university records may shine some light on who his father was and where he came from.