Thomas Eyton-Jones

Thomas Eyton-Jones JP, FRCS (20 March 1832 – 12 February 1893), was a significant figure in Wrexham in the 19th century. Working as a surgeon, physician, magistrate, local politician and army officer, he is best known for his role as a medical professional.

Thomas Eyton-Jones
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Born(1832-03-20)20 March 1832
Died11 February 1893(1893-02-11) (aged 60)
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchUnited Kingdom British Army
RankSurgeon-Major
UnitDenbigshire Hussars Regiment
RelationsHugh Mortimer Eyton-Jones (son)
John Eyton-Jones (son)
William Eyton-Jones (grandson)
David Eyton-Jones (great grandson)

AncestryEdit

Eyton-Jones descended paternally from the Jones family of Tir Llanerch in Carrog, near Corwen and maternally from the Eytons of Craig Ddu in Llantysilio, near Llangollen.[2] Born at Plas Isaf in Llangar, near Corwen, Merionethshire in 1832,[3] Welsh speaking Eyton-Jones moved to Wrexham in 1848.

Early careerEdit

Eyton Jones received his professional education from the well known Dr. Thomas Taylor Griffiths of Wrexham. In 1853 he moved to London to train at St. Bartholomew's Hospital where in 1855 he gained 1st Prize in Midwifery, and in 1856 1st Prize in Surgery.[4] In 1856 he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries and a Licentiate of Midwifery.[5] After studying in Paris he returned to Wrexham and joined Dr. Griffiths in practice.[6]

Professional RolesEdit

He was actively involved with the British Medical Association throughout his career, acting as Secretary to the North Wales Branch where he was appointed President twice, in 1867[7] and in 1886,[8] also attending meetings of the BMA General Council as a representative of the North Wales Branch.[9] In addition he was appointed a surgeon to the Wrexham Infirmary in 1859,[10] a Fellow of the Obstetrical Society in 1872,[11] a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1875, a Doctor of Medicine from St. Andrew's University, Scotland, also in 1875.[12] He was appointed Governor of University College, North Wales,[13] president of the Chester and North Wales Medical Society from 1888 to 1889 [14]

His political and legal involvement included being elected a Wrexham Borough Councillor in 1864 and Chairman of the Sanitary Committee. In 1859 he was appointed Governor of the Ragged Schools, a Justice of the Peace in 1867,[15] Poor Law Guardian of the Wrexhan Union in 1873,[16] and President of the Corwen Eisteddfod in 1874. In 1875 he was elected Mayor of Wrexham, a year when the town hosted the National Eisteddfod.[17][18]

Dr. Eyton-Jones was a Freemason for most of his life. He was a member of the Cestrain Lodge (No. 425) in Chester and in 1871 became one of the founding members of the Square and Compass Lodge (No. 1336) in Wrexham.[19][20]

Personal lifeEdit

Eyton-Jones married twice, firstly in 1860 to Susannah Maurice. They had five children, Thomas, John Arthur, Hugh Mortimer, Clarence Paget and Mabel Winifred. Susannah died in 1870 aged 32.[21] He married again in 1871 to Sarah Anne Long and raised another child, Annie Myfanwy. In 1892 the couple moved to Pau in South West France to retire. They both died after only a year and were buried together at Pau Cemetery.[1]

PublicationsEdit

Eyton-Jones authored the following essays:

  • "An Essay on the Therapeutical Value of the Indian Bael Fruit in Dysentery" (1856)
  • "Addresses on Medical Progress"
  • "Cases of Impaction in Nares and Bronchus" (BMA Journal - 1869)[22]
  • "On the True Value of Ergot" (BMA Journal - 1873)[23]
  • "Against Honorary Medical Services" (BMA Journal - 1891)[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Home and Foreign Chit-Chat". Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Merionethshire and North Wales Journal: 3. 24 February 1893.
  2. ^ Nicholas, Thomas (1991). Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 933. ISBN 9780806313146.
  3. ^ "Births, Deaths, Marriages". London Morning News (114): 4. 12 July 1856. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Council for 1884-5". The British Medical Journal. 2 (1252): 67. 1884. JSTOR 25271100.
  5. ^ "London Morning News". 12 July 1856: 1. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online - - -... -THE NORTH WALES BRANCH OF I THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. The North Wales Chronicle and Advertiser for the Principality - Welsh Newspapers Online". The North Wales Chronicle and Advertiser for the Principality. 83 (3164): 7. 14 July 1888.
  7. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online NORTH WALES MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. I 1867-07-13 Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ "George Busk". The British Medical Journal. 2 (1337): 346. 2 September 1889. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.1337.346. S2CID 220241146.
  9. ^ "THE NORTH WALES BRANCH OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION". The North Wales Chronicle and Advertiser for the Principality: 7. 14 July 1888. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  10. ^ Duncalfe, Henry (31 December 1859). "Physiological Action Of Digitalis - [PDF Document]". The British Medical Journal. 2 (157): 1058.
  11. ^ "Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London: Vol. I-XLIX, for the Year 1859-1907". Longmans, Green and Co. 1874. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  12. ^ Group, British Medical Journal Publishing (12 June 1875). "The Week". Br Med J. 1 (754): 787–792. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.754.787. ISSN 0007-1447. S2CID 220239239.
  13. ^ "Bye-gones, relating to Wales and the border counties. [January 2nd, 1878-December 24th, 1879]". Oswestry : printed at the Caxton works. 24 December 1879. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  14. ^ Kodicek F.R.C.S, J.M. "Centenary 1883-1982" (PDF). Chester and North Wales Medical Society: 13–15.
  15. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online I WREXHAM INFIRMARY.i|1867-06-08|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online". Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register: 5. 8 June 1867. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online WREXHAM BOARD OF GUARDIANS.|1873-05-31|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online". Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register: 5. 31 May 1873. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  17. ^ "WREXHAM NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD". The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard: 6. 21 May 1875. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  18. ^ "No Title". Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register. 13 November 1875. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online WREXHAM INFIRMARY.|1880-02-07|Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register - Welsh Newspapers Online". Wrexham and Denbighshire Advertiser and Cheshire Shropshire and North Wales Register. 7 February 1880. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Wrexham Advertiser from Wrexham, on January 10 1885 · 5". The Wrexham Advertiser. 10 January 1885.
  21. ^ "Notes, Short Comments, and Answers to Correspondents". The Lancet. 95 (2442): 238. 18 June 1870. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(02)68020-1. Zenodo1522214.
  22. ^ British Medical Directory 1888. British Medical Association. 1888. p. 247.
  23. ^ Group, British Medical Journal Publishing (12 April 1873). "British Medical Journal". BMJ. 1 (641): 410–418. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.641.410. S2CID 220238427.
  24. ^ Eyton-Jones, T. (18 July 1891). "Against Honorary Medical Services". British Medical Journal. 2 (1594): 159. doi:10.1136/bmj.2.1594.159-a. PMC 2273325.