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Biography of Charles Adam Patrick

Charles Adam Patrick
Charles Adam Patrick

Charles Adam Patrick was born at Gartsherrie, Coatbridge on 3rd January 1854, the sixth of twelve children born to James Patrick and Catherine Adam. His early education was at Kilwinning School (where he was also a student teacher in 1871). Charles attended Glasgow University between 1872 and 1877 and graduated with MB CM in 1877.

He worked as a Medical Practitioner in Kilwinning and Newcastle on Tyne, where he met his future wife, Margaret Weir. They married at St Anne's Anglican Church, Sale, Cheshire in March 1885. They had 3 children: Charles Alfred Weir born 1886 in Spain, Catherine Norah born 1887, and Ruby Claire in 1890, both born in Sydney, Australia.

His professional career spanned 46 years from a copper mine in Tharsis, Spain, to a ship's surgeon sailing to Australia in 1877. Thereafter he was employed by various shipping lines as a ship's surgeon/doctor. He sailed to Sydney as ship's surgeon in 1887 arriving 26th June. He also had Medical Practices from 1888 to 1924 in Newtown, Marrickville,Petersham and Glebe.

Charles Adam Patrick was also one of the foundation members of the Marrickville Golf Club, the third oldest in Sydney (now called Bonnie Doon), and the club meeting was held at his home.

He died on 16th June 1937, aged 83, and is buried in the Church of England section of Rookwood Cemetery.

[Biography submitted by Jan Laurie, great granddaughter of Charles Adam Patrick.]


Charles Adam Patrick

Born 3 January 1854, Coatbridge, Scotland.
Died 16 June 1937.
GU Degree: MB CM, 1877;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians; surgeons
Record last updated: 4th Dec 2014

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