His father, Anthony McFadden was a farmer and merchant in Convoy, Donegal and it seems was possibly born and grew up here in 1835. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1858. The 1862 Medical Directory mentions that he was ‘late Medical Officer Cloghan Constabulary and Disp.’ and surgeon of the ships ‘Agostina’ and ‘Jeremiah Thompson’.
He arrived in Batley, West Yorkshire in around 1860 and lived there for the next 20 years, marrying Eliza Hanstock in 1869 who bore him sons Wilfrid (1870) and William (1872) although she died soon after William’s birth. He remarried again in 1876 to Frances Colbeck, daughter of a local mill owner. While at Batley, he was instrumental in setting up a Cottage Hospital in the town, gained a degree in medicine from Glasgow University in 1866 and was Surgeon to the West Riding Constabulary, the 43rd West Yorkshire Riding Rifle Volunteers, several clubs and assurance companies and Medical Officer to the Great Northern Railway Company. He was Honorary Surgeon at
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|Date of Birth||1st Jan 1835 (circa)|
|Date of Death||31st Dec 1909|