William Lodge Kidd (1784 - 1851):
William Kidd was born at Thornhill, County Armagh. He joined the navy and was on active service during the Napoleonic War. After 1816 he had a medical practice in Armagh and in November 1817 he read before the Royal Physical Society an important paper dealing with typhus which was then raging in Ireland. He is also remembered for his untiring care during the cholera epidemic of 1832. In 1844 he was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.