William Beilby (physician)
In 1807 he entered into a partnership in the linen trade with some relatives in Dublin, and in 1808 married Maria Catherine Moller (1790-1868). They had three children whilst living in Dublin but only one survived.
In 1813 he moved to Edinburgh to study medicine. He and his wife had a further nine children in Edinburgh.
After taking the degree of M.D. in 1816, he settled in Edinburgh to practise midwifery. He soon obtained a high reputation in his profession, and was appointed physician accoucheur to the New Town Dispensary at 4 East James Street (demolished to build the St James Centre). He took a prominent interest in benevolent and religious matters, including the schemes of the Evangelical Alliance, and was the first president of the Medical Missionary Society.
He died in Edinburgh on 30 May 1849. He is buried in Warriston Cemetery near the now-sealed eastern entrance.
He was married to Maria Catherine Moller (1790-1867).
His son Julius Henry Beilby became Chairman of the Clydesdale Bank.