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Thomas Robert Evans (1821–1863)
Thomas Robert Lombe (1864–1902)


Surgeon. Practised at Coltishall, near Norwich in Norfolk. Married Elizabeth Hooker, Joseph Dalton Hooker’s sister, in 1853. Changed his surname from Evans to Lombe 1863–4. Moved his practice to Bemerton, near Torquay, Devon, in 1868.


Allan 1967 s.v. "Hooker pedigree"

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1995 (, accessed 18 August 2022)

Medical directory


Allan, Mea. 1967. The Hookers of Kew, 1785–1911. London: Michael Joseph.

Medical directory: The London medical directory … every physician, surgeon, and general practitioner resident in London. London: C. Mitchell. 1845. The London and provincial medical directory. London: John Churchill. 1848–60. The London & provincial medical directory, inclusive of the medical directory for Scotland, and the medical directory for Ireland, and general medical register. London: John Churchill. 1861–9. The medical directory … including the London and provincial medical directory, the medical directory for Scotland, the medical directory for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905.