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Forum: Institutions

Work houses, asylums, etc.

  1. Sale Industrial School

    Hi...I hope I am posting in the right place! I am in several Genealogy Groups on Facebook. I have made many friends on them. One of them posted the following,and I felt so sorry for her ancestor. Could anyone advise her please? Thnx. Elaine "My gran Hannah Hutchinson was raised in the...

    Started by Elaine09‎, 17-07-2014 3:36 AM
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  2. finding Cassie/Charlotte Hodges

    family belief is that Edward Harris Hodges born 1869 Epping Essex, mother Sarah Georgiana Hodges formerly of 12 Wendell St Hammersmith 1881 census, married Cassie or Charlotte (maiden name unknown) and put her into an asylum prior to leaving England in 1901 for Australia. I have tried to find a...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 09-07-2014 1:18 AM
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  3. Barnfield family Staffordshire England

    Im searching my great grandmothers family - Barnfield. Sarah Barnfield was born around 1884 and married Walter Lloyd(born 1882) in 1906 in Dudley.The marriage certificate states that Sarah's fathers name was William Barnfield(deceased) and was a furnace man. Walter's father was Thomas Lloyd...

    Started by lizjmartin‎, 04-06-2014 8:24 PM
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  4. Constances Road, Camberwell Workhouse, death

    Hello, wonder if anyone can help with this, Have found my great grandfather'John Scutt' passing on 19th Sepember 1907 in this workhouse, and says buried by friends. This is strange as he had a wife and his address is listed (wife and family at this point still living here) he also leaves over...

    Started by patricia56‎, 30-03-2014 12:29 PM
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  5. Exclamation 1 Luxborough Street, Marylebone, London W1

    Hi All, Can anyone please tell me what was located at the above address c1950? Could it have been a medical institution of some kind? The site has subsequently been redeveloped and Camden Council say they have no record of it ... Help!

    Started by Pubsindex‎, 24-03-2014 8:11 AM
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  6. Death in Horton Asylum.

    l found a relative admitted to Horton asylum in 1906, and since then checking registers at the LMA l find that he died in there on the 14th May 1918, but l canot find a registration of his death in Epsom Surrey, but there is a death registered in June 1918 but in Romford Essex, is this likely the...

    Started by Valman‎, 07-02-2014 5:40 PM
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  7. Maternity home in Acomb, York

    I am trying to find any records of the Ivy Dene Nursing Home in Acomb, near York, where my father was born in 1935. I can't find any trace of this private maternity home's exsistence (other than on my dad's birth certificate!), and have no idea how to go about finding its records. If anyone has any...

    Started by Camille‎, 24-09-2007 4:52 PM
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    23-02-2014, 5:42 AM Go to last post
  8. Stepney Union Casebooks 1889-1890

    I'm not sure if I posted this link before or not, but I can't seem to find it when I search. http://library-2.lse.ac.uk/archives/pdf/Stepney_Union.html From Charles Booth Online Archive. An amazing set of books that are kind of indexed (but not in alphabetical order, rather page order),...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 19-02-2014 2:47 PM
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  9. Argyll Home for Orphans

    Help please. Has anyone heard of the Argyll Home for Orphans, Main Street, Probably in Chelsea. An ancestor,Louisa Elizabeth Preston was taken from there and baptised at the age of 9, just prior to be sent to Canada. Obviously they were making sure they only sent christian children out of the...

    Started by Teresam‎, 01-08-2010 10:57 AM
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  10. Exclamation Horton Asylum admissions 1905.

    Hi, l have found my GGrandfather's son was admitted to Horton Asylum in 1905 as a pauper lunatic, l'm not sure what that term means, but does anyone know if there are records which would show why he was admitted and when he may have been released or even if he died still in there. He's shown in...

    Started by Valman‎, 23-11-2013 5:13 PM
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  11. Clophouse?

    In the mid 1700s at Saffron Walden, there was the Workhouse (for the poor), the Almshouse (for the elderly}, the Pest House (for the contagious) but also a "ClopHouse" from which a single man John Townsend was brought to be buried. Does anyone know what a Clophouse was?

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 20-11-2013 10:17 AM
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  12. Plaistow Maternity Hospital

    Whilst looking through the baptisms of St. Philip & St. James Plaistow (on another mission!) I noticed an odd occurrence, that being, in a very short space of time several children were being baptised, of unmarried mothers from the same address of 26 Howards Road. A quick search of this address...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 06-10-2013 6:59 PM
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  13. The Greek Orthodox Church

    Hi all, I've never dealt with the above institution before, but now I'm tracking down my wife's family tree, I will be dealing with their Liverpool representative and institution. Has anyone dealt the GOC before? How help is it if you're trying to trace a Greek ancestor? Thanks, Simon

    Started by SRCarter‎, 01-09-2013 5:55 PM
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  14. An amazing find! Essex Workhouse?

    just browsing through Saffron Walden Essex documents available online, and chanced upon a book called 'Hemp & Sack Book' 'Spinning Book' dated April 1783 - September 1819 Ref D/B 2/PAR9/4 What it actually appears to be is the inmates production, comings and goings of the workhouse of...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 22-08-2013 10:38 PM
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  15. Mary Ann Franklin

    I am quite new to "family historying" but I have established that my great grandfather, Philip Franklin was, according to the "London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906" record, born on March 4th 1831 and baptised on March 17th 1831. In the baptism record of the Parish of St Pancras,...

    Started by Geoff.B‎, 14-08-2013 1:36 PM
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  16. jane garbutt

    jane garbutt born 1878 in wakefield. was in wakefield union workhouse in1886. married William lickley

    Started by patlickley‎, 30-06-2013 10:08 PM
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  17. Alfred Lyons 1885-1918

    I am new to this site and want to find out any information/administrative records about Alfred Lyons 1885-1918. He died in County Asylum Lancaster

    Started by susie cue‎, 20-04-2013 12:23 AM
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    22-04-2013, 8:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Lanson workhouse Devon

    Hi, can anybody tell me if Lanson workhouse was in Plymouth. In the 1861 census Emma Jane Dawe aged 13yrs. gives it as her birthplace but only that it was in Devon. In the 1881 census after she has returned to England from Australia married to George King she only puts Plymouth Devon as her...

    Started by Jillaroo‎, 20-04-2013 8:39 AM
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    20-04-2013, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  19. Workhouse Burials

    I have seen posts asking where would somebody who died in a workhouse be buried, and think that the general consensus would be somewhere close by. Whilst trawling through parish records in Pembrokeshire I came across the burial of an Alfred John in 1908 in the parish of Mathry which states that...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 13-04-2013 1:17 PM
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    13-04-2013, 4:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Lost

    Hi all Trying to figure why the Child Frederick Madge 9 down on the list is located in this Hospital, is he sick or infirm or mentally impared, can anyone point me in the right direction maybe to find later information, was he there for long or all his life and what was wrong with him, is it...

    Started by Whitehouse‎, 12-02-2013 5:57 PM
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    12-02-2013, 7:18 PM Go to last post

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