Family History: Edmund Belfour
Fifty Years Service

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND.-- The following members of the College, having been elected Fellows at previous meetings of the Council, were admitted as such on the 9th inst., ... At this meeting of the Council it was unanimously resolved that 200 guineas be devoted to the purchase of a piece of plate to be presented to Mr. Edmund Belfour in acknowledgement of his unvarying zeal, fidelity, and honourable conduct, and of the invaluable services he has rendered to the institution in all its departments during the 50 years now completed of his tenure of office as Secretary of the College.

The Times, Friday, Nov 16, 1860; pg. 12; Issue 23779; col D


Note: an Administrative/Biographical history record (attached to a Receipt for a body for dissection) states that Edmund Belfour, born in 1790, became secretary to The Royal College of Surgeons of England at age 21, taking over from his father, Okey Belfour. Okey died in 1811