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  • ID: I19189
  • Name: Thomas BIGG of London, surgeon 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 09 AUG 2015
  • Note: But it was a medical practitioner from the other side of his family, the London surgeon Thomas Bigg, who gave protection and support to William [Blackstone] and his brothers after the loss of their father and subsequent death of their mother during William's childhood. According to Clitherow the ‘liberal Educations’ which this affectionate uncle provided his three nephews ‘supplied the great Loss they had so early sustained, and compensated in a great Degree for their want of more ample Fortunes.’ 1



    Father: Lovelace BIGG of Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire
    Mother: Dorothy WITHER b: 1661

    Sources:
    1. Title: Dictionary of National Biography
      Abbrev: DNB
      Publication: Oxford University Press
      Page: Sir William Blackstone article.
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