Dr Thomas Hugo



Son of John Hugo and Honour Cleave, father of Dr William Henry Hugo and husband of Jane Arundel Phillip

Thomas was baptised at Holy Cross Church, Crediton, Devon on 2nd February 1763.

He is mentioned in the Society of Apothecaries records as an Apothecary with whom his son William served a 5 year apprenticeship. There are no further references to Thomas within the Society of Apothecaries records; however, Thomas Hugo is listed as a Surgeon of Crediton in Pigotís Directory of 1822/23, as is his first cousin's son, Stephen Hugo, Surgeon, who probably worked with Thomas and William Henry - see Rev. John Hugo 1703 - 1736 and the children of his son Thomas and second wife, Elizabeth..

Thomas, at the age of 43,  married, by licence, Jane Arundel Phillip, aged 27, on 17th June 1806 in Heavitree, now part of Exeter and some 8 miles from Crediton. One witness at the wedding was M B Phillip, Jane's mother.

Thomas and Jane had the following children

According to the 1841 Census, Thomas, aged 75 and Jane, aged 60, were living in the High Street, Crediton.  Thomas was a a Surgeon and they had 3 servants.

Thomas died, aged 81, on 9th February 1844, of "Debility" and his death was notified by Sarah Hunt, by her mark; perhaps she cared for Thomas after the death of his wife, Jane, on 5th October 1843. His death is also recorded in The Gentleman's Magazine for 1844 as "Feb 9th At Crediton, at an advanced age, Thomas Hugo esq". He was buried in Crediton on 14th February 1844.

In his will, dated 9th December 1843, Thomas left his estate to his five surviving children.  Mention was made of a pre marriage agreement with his late wife in 1806. The will was proved in London on 14th March 1844

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