Notes for Dr George Fowler BODINGTON MD MRCS FRCS LSA
Name appears on a list of early British settlers in Natal, 1824-1857. Also
on voters list in British Columbia, Canada, 1898. Then at Public Hospital
for Insane, NWC. Related to William Fowler Carter, 1856-1936, Birmingham
barrister and antiquary.
Adm. pens. at CAIUS, Oct. 27, 1847. Son of
George, surgeon, of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, (the well-known
pioneer in the outdoor treatment of tuberculosis) Born Sept. 14, 1828, at
Erdington, Birmingham. School, Queen's College, Birmingham.
Michs. 1847. Studied medicine. MRCS., 1849. FRCS., 1862.
MD. (Giessen) 1868. MD. (Durham) 1885. Sometime House Surgeon at Queen's
Hospital, Birmingham; then, as Ship's Surgeon, Visited Natal and India.
Practised in the back settlements of Pietermaritzburg, where his fees were
paid in elephants' tusks. Returned to UK and practised at Kenilworth.
Removed to Middleborough-on-Tees, 1866; Surgeon there to North Riding
Infirmary. Took over the management of his father's private asylum,
Driffold House, Sutton Coldfield; afterwards removed to Ashwood House,
Kingswinford, Staffs., 1867-1884. Took a leading part in establishing the
Birmingham Medical Institute; President of the Birmingham and Midland
Branch of the British Medical Association. Went to British Columbia.
Medical Superintendent of the Provincial Asylum, New Westminster, B.C.,
1895-1901; resigned. Died May 8, 1902, in Paris. Buried at Sutton
Coldfield Father of Arthur E. (1883). (Venn, II 282; Plarr, Lives of the
I've located a wonderful account of George Fowler Bodington's late-life
emigration to British Columbia (1880s-1900), written in fascinating often
hilarious, terms by his son, Maurice Brooke Bodington. GFB seems to have
been almost larger than life, extrovert and bursting to travel. 
George Fowler Bodington was a good chess player and he played in Redcar
1865 and 1866 and participated in several team matches between New
Westminster and Vancouver in 1896 and 1897. 
In naming his 12 children, George included his wives maiden names among
the forenames of every one of them.
Notes for Caroline Mary EATON
Poor Caroline, died after giving birth to her eighth child, and was
baptised just prior to dying.
Notes for Alice BROOKE
In 1851 the 10 year old Alice was living with her widowed father in a
large house in Suffolk, England, which included seven household servants
and a governess. Author of Importance of Race and its bearing on the
Negro Question, 1878, and a number of scientific articles.