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Thomas Trollope

Trollope went to Merchant Taylors before gaining a Scholarship to Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1849 to read Natural Sciences, taking a First in 1853.

He went to Bart’s and became a medical doctor, following in his father’s footsteps, practising first in Islington and then in St Leonard’s, East Sussex and consulted at the Hastings Hospital. He was was Joint Honorary Secretary of the East Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society from 1864.

He was initiated into Derwent Lodge No 40 in Hastings, helped found the lodge associated with Bart’s, Rahere Lodge No 2546, and went on to become a PPSGW for Sussex, before being made a Past Grand Deacon by Grand Lodge. He was also in the Mark and Rose Croix.

He was admitted to the Grand Lodge above in 1905. The Hastings & St Leonards Observer noted:

Freemason’s Funeral April 22, 1905

Death of Dr T Trollope at his residence, 9 Maze Hill, on 21 April.  He was a highly rated physician, aged almost 80, who came to Hastings in the early 1860s and was lately the chief honorary surgeon at Hastings Hospital.  He had a stroke a few months before.  He was said to be the best friend of the poor.  He was also a senior Freemason, having been a past Grand Deacon of England and holder of many other top posts.  His imposing funeral on the 27th was masonic, with 40 carriages following the hearse along the seafront to the cemetery.  

There was a very large turnout of masons.