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Robert James Pierce
Family Name: Pierce  Variant Spellings: Pierse 
Given Names: Robert James
DOD 23 January 1889 
Place of Birth:
Place of Death: West Maitland, NSW 
Age at Death: 49
Qualifications: LRCS Ireland 1864
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Martha Fitzgerald Keys m. 1871
Came out as:  
Date Settled Aus: 1864
Date of Departure:  
First Registered: 1865 NSW No.589
Off Register:  
Addresses: Dublin, Ireland 1864 (Medical Register)
  • Waratah, NSW 1865-1870 (Sydney Mail, Chronicle, etc.)
  • Muswellbrook, NSW 1870-1875 (Medical Register)
  • West Maitland, NSW 1875 onwards (Medical Register)
  • Positions Held: Coroner 1867 (Maitland Mercury)
  • Surgeon Muswellbrook Hospital (Bruck)
  • Honorary Surgeon, Maitland Hospital (Maitland Mercury)
  • Alderman and Mayor, West Maitland (Maitland Mercury)
  • Publications:
    Notes: Brother of John Pierce (qv)
    References: New South Wales Medical Board. Register of Medical Practitioners for 1869 [Robert James Pierce registered 4 April 1865, Waratah, LRCSI 1864]
  • Medical register. General Council of Medical Education and Registration UK, 1866 [registered 26 March 1864, Dublin, LRCSI 1864]
  • Bruck L. Australasian Medical Directory and Handbook, 1883, 1886 [surgeon West Maitland Hospital, late Muswellbrook Hospital] 1892 [died West Maitland 23 January 1889 aged 49]
  • Waratah. Empire (Sydney) 7 August 1865 [Dr. Pierce attends accident victim] [is this him?]
  • Waratah. Newcastle Chronicle 9 September 1865 [Lodge celebrating first anniversary, Dr. Pierce states he has been the lodge surgeon from the start] [is this him or John Pierce?]
  • Shocking occurrence. Sydney Mail 14 October 1865 [Dr. R. J. Pierce of Waratah assists with post mortem examination]
  • Newcastle. Maitland Mercury 27 February 1866 [Dr. R. Pierce attends accident victim Lambton mine]
  • Coroner's inquest. Maitland Mercury 12 March 1867 [Dr. R. J. Pierce district coroner holds inquest at Wallsend]
  • Wallsend. Newcastle Chronicle 12 February 1868 [D. Robert Pierce re-elected surgeon to miners at Lambton Colliery]
  • Wallsend. Newcastle Chronicle 29 April 1868 [accident to Dr. John Pierce of Wallsend on way to visit his brother Dr. Robert Pierce at Waratah]
  • Wallsend. Newcastle Chronicle 27 February 1869 [Dr. R. J. Pierce attends farewell dinner for Dr. John Pierce who is leaving Wallsend]
  • Marriages. Sydney Morning Herald 2 September 1871 [Robert James Pierce Esq. M.D. of Muswellbrook to Martha Fitzgerald Keys]
  • Late Dr. Robert James Pierce. Maitland Mercury 26 January 1889 [long obituary noting offices held at Maitland, aged 49, widower with one son, buried with wife at Musswelbrook]
  • Upper Hunter. Maitland Mercury 31 January 1889 [death of Dr. Robert Pierce, skilled physician, sweet singer, eloquent speaker, gentle, kindly, warm-hearted...son brought up by the grandmother]
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