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Dr Thomas Mackern

Born: 1819
Died: 7th November 1874

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Michael said ...
The year of birth given by Sue Young (1807, see external link) is obviously wrong. According to his obituary in "The Monthly Homœopathic Review", 1 Dec 1874, p. 775, he was "in the 56th year of his age" when he died.
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 : 14:27
Timothy Stunt said ...
The fact that Thomas Mackern's sister was married to the homoeopathic Dr Joseph Kidd is a reminder (though the homoeopathic enthusiast, Sue Young, seem to be unaware of it) that the great Dr Joseph Kidd (1824-1918), Disraeli's physician, was also associated with the Brethren, as was made clear by 'Septima' (Grace Hurditch, later Mrs Grattan Guinness, 1877-1967) in her account of her childhood ('Peculiar People' pp. 52-54). Some of this account was used (almost word for word, in places) by Margaret Fisher in 'Grandmother's Tracks : the Story of Ruth Alice Fisher,1875-1959' (2010 available on line at For Joseph Kidd (but no mention of his connection with Brethren) see pp.11-12. Timothy Stunt
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 : 20:13
Tom said ...
Do you know what happened to Kidd at the end of his life? I think he left 'Brethren'? His grave (picture on Places pace) is somewhat 'mysterious'.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 : 15:46

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