William Theophilus Ord 1864 – 1928

William Theophilus Ord 1864 – ?1928, MRCS England, LRCP London, was a British orthodox physician, Member of the Geological Society London, Member of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, who converted to homeopathy to become Visiting Surgeon and Physician to the Hahnemann Convalescent Home and Homeopathic Dispensary Bournemouth, Fellow and President of the British Homeopathic Society, Editor of the British Journal of Homeopathy,

Ord was a friend of John McLachlin, Thomas George Stonham, Dudley d’Auvergne Wright,

Ord lived at Greenstead, Madeira Road, Bournemouth,

William Theophilus Ord, son of Alexander Craven Ord and Anne Clementina Mure, sibling of Laura Clementine Ord and Julia Mary Ord, born 1863/64; married 1889, Catherine Aldridge King, and had ?2 daughters Laura Clementine Ord, born 1864/65; Julia Mary Ord, born 1868/69.

Ord submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, including Asthma: a vasomotor neurosis, The Dearth of Homeopathic Practitioners, The Early Recognition of Gout and Allied Disorders, Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis, The Rarer Uses of Some Common Drugs, Urinary Deposits in Gout, Collinsonia Canadensis, Magnesium Phosphoricum as an Anodyne, Treatment During an Attack of Cerebral Gout, The Curability of Phthisis in the light of modern research,

2 thoughts on “William Theophilus Ord 1864 – 1928”

  1. I question his marriage to Catherine Aldridge King. The census show him married to “Elizabeth Louisa” who is probably his first cousin Elizabeth Louisa Mercer. According to the Free BDM marriage index Elizabeth Louisa Mercer and William Theophilus Ord were both married in the 4th quarter of 1889 in Christchurch – a coincidence to good to pass up.

  2. You are right. I have only just come across this but he was married as you say and they had two children, my grandmother and her brother who died in his early twenties

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