The Wivenhoe Doctors in the late 1800s

About Dr. Squire and his son who joined him in the Practice.

Michael Smither, John Foster and others

Dr Edward Herbert Squire of West Street Surgery, with his wife Georgiana and their three sons, Edward, Ivan and Felix.
John Stewart

Pictured above is Dr. Edward Herbert Squire in about 1903 riding in his carriage with his family. Dr Edward is the second generation of Squires to have practised medicine in Wivenhoe.

Dr. Samuel Nathaniel Squire was the first of the Squires to have come to Wivenhoe. He was born in Pakefield, Suffolk in 1826, and had moved to Wivenhoe by 1861 to start his medical practice in West Street, in Colne House, opposite Bath St.  The entrance for his carriage was next door to Number 5 Station Road; the double gates are still there today.

He had 8 children altogether; his second son Edward Herbert, born in 1859, joined his father in the Wivenhoe Practice.

Edward marries Georgiana Annie Corsellis Lawton in 1892 and they have four children. He is the Squire in this photograph. with his wife, Georgiana, and three sons, Edward, Ivan, and Felix. Their first-born son Edward Corsellis died in infancy.

The Squires were the village doctors for quite a long time. They arrived in Wivenhoe around 1860 and practised here until some time after 1900.

 

This page was added on 15/09/2017.

Comments about this page

  • I think the dating and therefor identification of this photograph is highly questionable.

    The two boys are riding safety bicycles which would not have been around in the 1870’s, outdoor photography was also unusual at this time.

    Clothing also suggests that this photo may be later than assumed, to me it looks to be Edwardian rather than mid Victorian.

    By Michael Smither (09/08/2019)

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