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Albert Ernest Naish (1871 - 1964)

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Dr. Albert Ernest Naish
Born in Clifton, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Watford, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Died [location unknown]
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Albert Ernest Naish had taken his medical degree from Cambridge. Born in 1871, he was the youngest son of a large, well-to-do Bristol family. "They were Quakers, not hard up in the way my mother's family was, but not rich," recalls Alice. "Father's family had made money in cotton, but his father had sold the business and devoted himself to civic life."
Ernest had become interested in pediatrics while at Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of the first children's hospitals in England. There he met Dr. George Frederic Still, a pioneer in the field. (It was said in London medical circles that the only thing doctors knew about children's diseases in those days was Dr. Still's telephone number. Infantile rheumatoid arthritis was named Still's Disease after him.)
Ernest and Lucy were drawn together through their work. She assisted him in operations and surgical procedures. They were married in July 1902, six weeks after her final exams. She was twenty-six and he was thirty-one.
The young couple had the revolutionary idea of practicing medicine together, and Ernest made arrangements with senior partners in Harrogate, a fashionable town in Yorkshire. Ernest put his nameplate on his door, and Lucy, who had been given, as a wedding present, a nameplate engraved Dr. Lucy Naish, put hers on the same door. Two days later, the senior member of the practice stormed in and began railing that he was not having his practice tainted by the presence of a female doctor.
The next day both nameplates came down and the Naishes left town. They moved to Sheffield, an industrial city with a large working-class population in the northwest midlands, where they bought a practice of their own in the not very fashionable east end of the town.[1]
Naish, Albert Ernest.
Adm. TRINITY, Oct. 4, 1890.
S. of Henry, of Holdenhurst, Ashley Downe, Bristol.
B. [Oct. 15, 1871], at Bristol.
School, Monkton Combe.
Matric. Michs. 1890; B.A. 1893; M.B., B.Chir. and M.A. 1901; M.D. 1931.
At St Bartholomew's Hospital.
M.R.C.S.; L.R.C.P., 1896; M.R.C.P., 1911; F.R.C.P., 1919.
Clinical Assistant, East London Hospital for Children.
House Physician, Royal Free Hospital; House Physician, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.
Of Clifton, in 1900; subsequently practised at Sheffield.
Physician and Consulting Physician at Sheffield Royal Hospital.
Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Major, R.A.M.C.).
Lecturer in Medicine at Sheffield University.
Professor of Medicine there, 1931-6. Author, medical.
Of 5, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, in 1950.[2]

Census 1881

Event Place Ss James And Paul (United Out), Gloucestershire, England
Registration District Barton Regis
Residence Note Ashley Hill
Henry NAISH Head M Male 68 Bristol Cotton Manufacturer
Elizabeth M.P. NAISH Wife M Female 46 Keynsham, Somerset, England
Alice G. NAISH Daur Female 12 Bristol Scholar
Frances E. NAISH Daur Female 11 Bristol Scholar
Albert E. NAISH Son Male 9 Bristol Scholar
Agnes N. NAISH Daur Female 6 Bristol Scholar
Marion A. NAISH Daur Female 4 Bristol Scholar
Jane DAVIS Serv U Female 23 Sherehampton, Gloucester, England Cook Domestic Serv
Eliza Jane FOSTER Serv U Female 19 Exton, Devon, England Housemaid Domestic Serv
Jane WHITING Serv U Female 24 Bath, Somerset, England Nurse Domestic Serv

Census 1891

County Gloucestershire
Parish St James & St Paul Out
Ecclesiastical Parish ST WERBURGHS
Registration District Barton Regis
Residence Note Ashley Hill
Henry Naish Head M 78 Gloucestershire, England - Living On His Own Means
Elizabeth M P Naish Wife F 56 Somersetshire, England
Edith Mary Naish Daughter F 26 Gloucestershire, England
Alice Gertrude Naish Daughter F 22 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Frances Emily Naish Daughter F 21 Gloucestershire, England
Albert Ernest Naish Son M 19 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England - Undergraduate

Census 1901

Name Albert Ernest Naish
Event Type Census
Event Date 31 Mar 1901
Event Place St Pancras, London, Middlesex, England
County London, Middlesex
Civil Parish St Pancras
Ecclesiastical Parish St Bartholomews
Sub-District Gray'S Inn Lane
Registration District St Pancras
Gender Male
Age 29
Occupation SURGEON
Relationship to Head of Household Medical Officer
Birth Year (Estimated) 1872
Birthplace Bristol, Gloucestershire

Census 1911

1911 Census Household Record
Household information
Address 5 Clarkehouse Road Sheffield
Parish Ecclesall
Town Sheffield
Type of Building Private House
Number of Rooms 11
Inhabited Y
1 - Lucy Naish Wife Married 8 yrs F 35 1876 Scarborough Physician
2 - Albert Ernest Naish Head Married M 39 1872 Bristol Physician
Total Children Born Alive 5
Children Still Living 5
Children Who Have Died 0
3 - Jean Dora Naish Daughter Single F 7 1904 Sheffield Scholar
4 - George Oswald Naish Son Single M 6 1905 Sheffield Juvenile
5 - Alice Mary Naish Daughter F 4 1907 Sheffield Juvenile
6 - Frances Charlotte Naish Daughter F 3 1908 Sheffield Juvenile
7 - Earnest Frederick Edward Naish Son 10mths 1911 Sheffield Juvenile
8 - Rose Emma Yeckells Governess Single F 22 1888 Sheffield
9 - Edith Mary Brookes Servant Single F 22 1889 Nantwich Cheshire
10 - Sarah Ann Kenworthy Servant Single F 18 1893 Stockbridge Yorkshire W Riding
11 - Nellie Nicholas Servant Single F 22 1889 Stannington Yorkshire W Riding


  2. (Old Monktonian Reg.; Univ.War List; Medical Directories; Who's Who.) -

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