Hospital Staff: A – Z

The Dorset County Hospital Staff Database will include every known honorary or paid member of staff who trained or worked at Dorset County Hospital from 1841 to 1948. Entries give the person’s name, the post(s) held, their age (if known), career events, and details of the data source.


There are also detailed individual RECORDS for the hospital’s medical staff, matrons, chaplains, clerks and dispensers. These are listed below (if ‘Record’ is not showing, this is because it has not been completed yet).

In addition, a few images of honorary and paid staff have survived – click on the ‘Image’ link below to access these. This site does not own the copyright for any of these images, so please contact the copyright holder if you wish to use a particular image.


Surname First names Lived Hospital posts
ADAMS Percy Edward 1872-1952 House Surgeon (1896-97) Record
ALLAN Alexander William 1868-1954 House Surgeon (1892-93) Record
ARDEN Christopher 1788-1861 Consulting Surgeon (1841-61) Record
BARTLETT Ralph Clarke 1870-1938 House Surgeon (1894) Record Image
BENNETT William James 1845-67 House Surgeon (1867) Record
COLLEY Thomas 1894-1983 Honorary Ophthalmologist (c 1827- ?) Image
COOPER Christopher 1772-1842 Consulting Physician (1841-42) Record
COWDELL Charles 1815-71 Honorary Physician (1849-71) Record Image
CUMBERBATCH Elkin Percy 1880-1939 House Surgeon (1909-10) Record Image
CURME George 1807-87 Honorary Surgeon (1841-68). Consulting Surgeon (1868-87) Record
DANCY Susannah 1797 -1888 Matron (1847-69) Record
DAY Edward Joseph 1852-1933 House surgeon (1875-76) Record
EDWARDS Jane Elizabeth 1857-1934 Nurse (c 1892-99). Matron (1899-1912) Record
EMSON Alfred 1817-87 House Apothecary (1843-45). Honorary Surgeon (1868-87). Consulting Surgeon (1887) Record
ENSOR Alfred 1841-67 House Surgeon (1865-67) Record
FEEK Thedora Sophia 1844-87 Matron (1874-82) Record Image
GOODWIN Doris Mary 1899-1976 Matron (1939- ?) Image
HAMILTON James Oliver 1886-1938 Honorary Pathologist (1921-25) Record Image
HILL Edith Sarah 1883-1942 Matron (1917-31) Record Image
LAWRENCE Henrietta Amelia Eliza 1853-?1926 Matron (1888-93) Record
LUSH William George Vawdrey 1834-1904 Honorary Physician (1872-1904) Image
MESSUM Julian Alexander Broker Galsworthy 1849-1906 House Surgeon (1879-80) Record
MORGAN Frederick Francis 1847-1906 Chaplain (1873-74) Record
MOULE George Evans 1828-1912 Chaplain (1855-57) Image
NICOLAY Mary Ann 1850-1939 Matron (1887-88) Image
NORBURY William 1869-1956 House Surgeon (1895-96) Record
PRIDEAUX Charles Sydney 1870-1934 Honorary Dental Surgeon (1896-1925). Consulting Dental Surgeon (1925-?34). Record Image
TAPP William Denning 1796-1877 Honorary Surgeon (1841-61). Consulting Surgeon (1861-68) Record
WOOD Susan 1803-99 Matron (1841-47) Record Image
WYKESMITH Pelham 1872-1912 House Surgeon (1896) Record
WYNN WERNINCK Pelham Vansittart 1884-1955 House Surgeon (1915-17) Record Image