Alexander Abercromby, b3

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Alexander Abercromby, b3

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Abercrombie, SV/PROG and Magdalena Elizabeth Abercromby, b3 SM
Husband of Esther Susanna Abercromby
Father of Esther Susanna Constance Bailey; Alexandra Shirreff Abercromby; James Alexander Abercromby; Letitia Elizabeth Abercromby and Helen Magdalena Abercromby
Brother of Aletta Elizabeth Abercromby, b1; James Abercromby, b2 and Magdalena Elizabeth Sheriff, b4

Occupation: Medical Doctor
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About Alexander Abercromby, b3

Doctor of Medicine (University of Edinburgh,1860); Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1860); Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Feb 3rd, 1883 - see Sources).

His thesis entitled On Tubercular Leprosy is held at University of Edinburgh library.

The extract from "History of Medicine in South Africa" on his father James' profile states that "two of their sons, James and Alexander, both Cape-born, qualified in medicine [in Scotland] and returned to practise at the Cape at the mid-Century".

By email from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - see attached entry regarding being granted Licentiate in 1860. Number: 223 Signature to Declaration: Alexander Abercromby Age: 22 Place of Birth: Cape of Good Hope Present Place of Residence: 109 Warwick St, London Where Educated: Edinburgh Date: 13 Nov 1860

Also from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - copied from the 1900 Medical Directory: Abercromby, Alexander: Cape Town, South Africa; MD University of Edinburgh 1860, Licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1860, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1883; [educated/trained in] Edinburgh, London & Paris; Extraordinary Member of the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh; Senior Member late Colonial Medical Committee; Author of thesis “On Tubercular Leprosy”.

A useful source of information about medical qualifications in Scotland at that time: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/history-heritage-and-archive/researching-a-medical-ancestor.aspx

Source of some information here: http://www.mocavo.com/Armorial-Families-a-Complete-Peerage-Baronetage-and-Knightage-and-a-Directory-of-Some-Gentlemen-of-Coat-Armour-and-Being-the-First-Attempt-to-Show-Which-Arms-in-Use-at-the-Moment-Are-Borne-by-Legal-Authority-Part-1/419775/87

Lived on Craigownie estate, Sea Point, Cape Town, which is probably now this guest house: http://www.craigrowniehouse.co.za/ (and possibly named after Craigownie Castle http://craigrowniecastle.co.uk/)

4 mortgage bonds found via NAAIRS [no details as yet].

Record reference found on NAAIRS: DEPOT KAB SOURCE CO TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 4239 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE A26 PART 1 DESCRIPTION MEMORIAL. A ABERCROMBY. APPLYING FOR APPOINTMENT AS INSPECTOR OF

          LUNACY IF IT BECOMES VACANT.                                         

STARTING 18840000 ENDING 18840000

There was some kind of dispute about his estate in 1909, against Frederick Beecher Steer, according to records found on NAAIRS: DEPOT KAB SOURCE CSC TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 2/2/1/311 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 266 PART 1 DESCRIPTION RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS OF PROVISIONAL CASE. EXECUTRIX OF ESTATE LATE

          ALEXANDER ABERCROMBY VERSUS FREDERICK BEECHER STEER.                 

STARTING 19090000 ENDING 19090000 [Original not as yet sighted.]

http://www.scotclans.com/scottish-clans/clan-abercrombie/abercrombie-coat-of-arms/

[See father, James, for further information about the the 3 doctors in the family, and also speculation about the origins of this branch of the family.]

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Alexander Abercromby, b3's Timeline

1838
April 8, 1838
1851
1851
- 1860
Age 12
Edinburgh City, United Kingdom
1865
1865
Age 26
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1868
1868
Age 29
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1868
Age 29
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1868
Age 29
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1875
October 4, 1875
Age 37
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1882
1882
- 1883
Age 43
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City, United Kingdom
1904
1904
Age 65
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa