Frederic Edward Manby

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Frederic Edward Manby, FRCS LRA JP
Born Frederic Edward Manby
(1845-01-19)19 January 1845
East Rudham, Norfolk, England
Died 1 July 1891(1891-07-01) (aged 46)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Surgeon
Known for Mayor of Wolverhampton

General surgeon Frederic Edward Manby, FRCS LRA JP (19 January 1845—1 July 1891), served as Mayor of Wolverhampton, 1888/89.


Manby studied at Guy's Hospital before moving to practise in Wolverhampton, where he entered a partnership at 10 King Street before opening his own surgery at 11 King Street. He was appointed Surgeon to the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire General Hospital.[1]

Borough council[edit]

He was elected to the town council and worked on schemes for helping the poor. These included improvements in sanitation, implementation of the Artisans' and Labourers' Dwellings Improvement Act 1875 and the building of the Borough Isolation Hospital in 1884. He served as Mayor of Wolverhampton in 1888/89.[1]

Other appointments[edit]


Manby was born in East Rudham, Norfolk c. 19 January 1845, where both his father, Frederic Manby, and his grandfather had practised. He died in Guernsey on 1 July 1891 while convalescing from influenza. His younger brother, Alan Reeve Manby, was Surgeon-Apothecary In Ordinary to the Prince of Wales at Sandringham and later Physician Extraordinary.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

For his works with the St John Ambulance Association he was made Hon Associate of the Grand Priory.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Manby, Frederic Edward (1845 - 1891)". Royal College of Surgeons. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Jones
Mayor of Wolverhampton
Succeeded by
John Marston