Research Chapter 1

 1-1 Yorkshire Gazette September 4th 1819

1-2 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG)

1826 November 29: According to the archives at RCPSG, Barry Cotter enrolled at the University of Glasgow where he studied ANAT, BOTY, SURG, PRID(?).  His name also appears in the registers of Professor of Anatomy, James Jeffrey for the year 1826/27 with ticket number 182. (This information was contained in an email from Andrew McAinsh on January 9th, 2012 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow).

In 1826 the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow began an action against the University which was to last fourteen years. The Faculty objected to the fact that the University was awarding degrees to students without what it (the Faculty) considered to be appropriate examination. (Gibson, T.The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh, 1983).


1829 May 24: Dr BC obtained his LFPSG, Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. According to Cathy’s t/l and information supplied by the College Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at that time the College was purely an examining body and classes were taken elsewhere at one of the small medical colleges whose records are long gone. The R.C.P.S’s only contact with him would have been on the day of his presentation for examination and the note of his successful admission as licentiate.  This is not correct as he is recorded as studying in Glasgow between 1826 and 1829 and furthermore his name appears in the Medical Matriculations records of the University of Glasgow. This updated information came from the Library and Heritage Manager and the Register of Single Licentiates on 9th January, 2012.

The grade of Licentiate was instituted in 1785 to allow the admission of country practitioners.  Details about such licentiate may be gained from the Register of Single Licentiates, 1815-1959 in the College Archive.


1-3 Wentworth Woodhouse link


1-4 Details of the family as entered in the ship’s manifest are as follows – Colonel Kenneth Snodgrass, his wife Janet and two male children above 12 years of age, three male children under 12 years of age and one female child under 12 years of age.  These correspond perfectly to the Snodgrass children and their birthdates – Kenneth (1815), John (1816), Peter (1817), William (1820), Thomas (1822) and Janet (1823).  For a long time it was thought that Inez was the ‘female under 12 years of age’, but it has been confirmed that it was the Snodgrass’s own daughter Janet.  Their last child Mary was born after they arrived in Sydney.

1-5 Edward Fox Fitzgerald


1-6 Pool, D. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist- the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century England , Touchstone, New York, 1993, page 180

1-7 National  archives of Ireland EFF letter to banker link

1-8 Lord Edward Fitzgerald link

1-9 Emily Duchess of Leinster link,_Duchess_of_Leinster


1- 10 Stella Tillyard



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