Lives of the fellows

Stephen Monckton

b.1824 d.30 September 1885

Stephen Monckton was descended from a long line of doctors practising at Brenchley, Kent. He attended a school in Maidstone and was a student at King’s College, London. Qualifying in 1845, he joined his father in the family practice. In 1861 he moved to Maidstone, where his practice grew to cover the greater part of the county. He was physician to the West Kent General Hospital. Monckton succeeded in spite of a certain outspokenness of manner and forcefulness of character. These qualities fitted him for the strife of local politics. A fine orator, he was the acknowledged leader of the Conservatives in Maidstone and led them to victory in the General Election of 1880. He left a widow and four children.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1885. 1885; B.M.J., 1885]

(Volume IV, page 233)

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