William FROGLEY (c.1692 - 1763?) of Heston, possibly was the son of carpernter Alexander FROGLEY (c.1653 - 1708) & Elizabeth (nee PRENTICE?) of Welwyn (Hertfordshire). Presumably he married Elizabeth nee FOSTER around 1741, with their first child William Foster FROGLEY baptised at Isleworth, Nov. 11th. 1741. John FROGLEY (c.1702 -) William's younger brother was apprenticed to cordwainer (shoemaker, etc.) George FOSTER of Welwyn in 1718, but later described in his mother's will in 1743 as "a soldier in His Majesty's Service beyond the seas".
Their elder brother Joseph FROGLEY (c.1688 - 1762) also may have been in the army (as a cordwainer?), but settled with his wife Mary nee DUDMAN? at Haslemere to establish a prolific branch of the family in Surrey.
In the Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions indictments, Easter Session, Apr. 20th. 1721; presumably the same William FROGLEY (q.v.) was on trial along with widow Martha WHITE, and Benjamin WATSON, all of Aylesbury, for laying one cartload of dung in the common highway called Castle Street.
William FROGLEY (q.v.) was then granted privileges as an apothecary at Oxford on Dec. 9th. 1723, and according to the records for Isleworth parish, in 1752 took over from Mr. Bethune as surgeon to the workhouse.
Dr. Henry Frogley (c.1750 1818) his son was born around 1750, marrying Ann WOODHOUSE at St. Leonard's, Heston, Feb. 1st. 1787. There were eight children born between 1787 & 1798, with Dr. Ralph Allan FROGLEY (1793 - 1864) contining his father's practice at Croxby House (Hounslow) on his father's death.Dr. James Richard Alexander DOUGLAS (c.1819 - 1901), later of Treaty House (Hounslow), & Dr. Henry BULLOCK, took over the practice on the death of Dr. Ralph Frogley.
Dr. DOUGLAS was the grandson of antiquary Rev. James DOUGLAS (c.1753 - 1819) who discovered the artist Joseph Mallord William TURNER (1775 - 1851), and was his first patron. Turner perhaps was the founder of Modern Art, his impressionistic style the forerunner of French Impressionism. It is thought his father Richard William Glode DOUGLAS (1798 - 1862) actually posed in his youth as the model for Christ in one of Turner's paintings. Unfortunately after that Richard's life was very down-hill (see William Turner & Violet Douglas family website), with his death in the remote township of Banana, Queensland, Australia, in 1862.
Mary NEVILLE nee FROGLEY (1794 - 1871), Dr. Ralph FROGLEY's sister, was chased by her rather ugly cousin solicitor Richard WOODHOUSE (1788 - 1834), a flatmate of poet John KEATS & his brother when they were flatmates at Cheapside(London). To find favour with Mary, Woodhouse had several Vallentine's Day poems written by Keates; but it was to no-avail as she married Dr. William Henry NEVILLE (of Esher, Surrey), household surgeon to the Princess Charlotte and the Royal family.