Laking, Francis Henry

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Laking, Francis Henry

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Son of Francis William Laking, Kensington, Middlesex, and Louisa Jane Wilkinson. Educated at St George's Hospital, student 1864; LRCP 1868. LSA and MD, Heidelberg, 1869.

House physician 1870, medical registrar 1871-1874 at St George's Hospital.

Assistant physician to the Victoria Hospital For Children. In partnership with M. du Pasquier, apothecary to the Royal Household. Surgeon-apothecary-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria, apothecary-in-ordinary to the Royal Household and to the households of the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Connaught. Physician-in-ordinary under Edward VII in 1901. Knighted in 1893; created Baronet of Kensington in 1902; Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1910; he also held foreign orders from Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Greece; Commander of the Legion d'honneur.

Married Emma Ann Mansell in 1873 or 1875; they had one son, Guy Francis Laking, who succeeded his father to the baronetcy. His first wife died in 1905, and he married the daughter of James Hackworth of Dunedin. He died at his home in St James's, London, 21 May 1914; he was buried at Highgate Cemetery.


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Victoria Hospital for Children (1866-1964)

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Wikipedia; Student register 1864 (No4834)

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