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Forum: Institutions

Work houses, asylums, etc.

  1. The London Lunatic Asylum, Dartford,Kent

    Hello, I am new to this forum but already I have been given some info that might be of help to me. I have been researching for over 4 years now, I find it really interesting and am completely hooked on it. Just want to keep going.The problem I am having is finding my Gt.Grandmother Ellen Mason...

    Started by pamelaann‎, 13-03-2009 6:38 AM
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  2. At. George in the East infirmary

    Have seen entry in this infirmary admissions and discharges for 1916. The patient appears to have been discharged to "Ashford...House" I have not been able to find any record of an associated house in Ashford. There was an industrial school at Plashet but nowhere similar for adults. Any ideas...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 06-12-2018 4:06 PM
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  3. Workhouse resources

    I went to a talk this morning given by Peter Higginbotham that was very interesting and informative, and he highlighted to me two sources of information that I was previously unaware of. Firstly in 1861 the Govt ordered a list to be drawn up of every adult inmate in England & Wales who had been...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 03-11-2018 2:37 PM
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  4. Smile Childrens Home, Huntingdon

    Hi all Does anyone know if there was a childrens home in 1950's in Huntingdon? I can't find any information about any such place. My mother is insistent that she was in a home there but doesn't know any details other than that. I'd like to get her records. Thanks in advance!

    Started by babylons5‎, 08-02-2010 9:26 PM
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  5. Patience Box - workhouse in Wolverthampton

    I am trying to gather information on Patience Josephine Box. Born Q3 1899 Burnley, first found on 1901 census, age 1 1/2 yrs, at the Wolverhampton Union Workhouse with her mother Annie Box, pauper, age 32, married, born Wolverhampton, Staffs. There are no other Box's in the institution in that...

    Started by lesleyl‎, 16-01-2012 4:29 PM
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  6. Union Workhouse Dearnley,Wuerdle & Wardle

    I think I have found a member of our family (age 9 in 1881), maybe others also, in this workhouse. I would like to find out where I can see the records of the workhouse to see if I can match this boy with other information I have.

    Started by Arlene McGaw‎, 08-11-2004 10:46 PM
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  7. Thumbs up St Joseph's children's home

    Hi all, I'm trying to trace a Catholic home run by Nuns where I was placed with my two young siblings. It was based in Enfield, but I have tried to trace the home with no success. I was probably aged 4 till 7 or so before being whisked off to Parents native country. Does anyone know where...

    Started by Maturelady2018‎, 28-02-2018 11:38 AM
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  8. Swansea Union Workhouse

    One of my gg grandmothers was Rosa Mary Hill b illegitimately in 1874, in Ashreigney, Devon. She had an illegitimate daughter (my g grandmother) in 1893, Ellen Hill. In the 1901 census Ellen is with uncle Charles Hill in Swansea as a 'relative' though interestingly in 1911 is still with him but...

    Started by p.mca‎, 30-07-2011 12:35 AM
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  9. Devizes Prison Records.

    Can anyone help. Am trying to find records for Devizes New Prison for 1829. Apparently Daniel Tapper was sentenced to one month hard labour for deserting his wife and family. I know he was convicted in either June or July 1829 at Wiltshire Quarter Sessions. Where would I find the prison...

    Started by jeddah‎, 30-01-2018 5:26 AM
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  10. Red face Swaffield Road Workhouse

    Is anyone familiar with Swaffield Road Union Workhouse? (Also referred to as Garratt Lane Workhouse) Anyone familiar with my previous posts will know that I am trying to solve a bit of a family mystery. I was just searching the LMA under workhouses for a possible lead and I'm sure I have come...

    Started by A Lee‎, 26-04-2006 9:32 PM
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  11. York Road Hospital to Workhouse?

    Is there anyone out there who is researching BROWN of CHENIES? Father Daniel born 1784 wife ANN ? Children born 1820's include Daniel and Rosetta. Rosetta is the one I am most interested in. She disappeared in London sometime after 1847. Did she emigrate? Any ideas?

    Started by Bettyanne‎, 12-02-2009 5:16 PM
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  12. kent county asylum Barming Heath Maidston

    jut found that my 3rd great grandmother was in this asylum/I feel bad for some of the women knowing that husbands used this to get rid of their wives, sometimes they may have just had depression .Feel very sorry for these women was wondering if records exist: as would love to know why my ancestor...

    Started by mumsabout‎, 13-09-2017 2:22 PM
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  13. Question Help needed to find records for Sarah Roberts

    Hi My Great Grandmother Sarah Roberts (nee Williams)died in the Mental hospital in Bridgend according to some sources. I have no idea where to look for confirmation. She was born in 1876 and died in 1923, she was married to Robert Roberts who died in a colliery accident at Parc Pit in 1910. If...

    Started by Weeksy‎, 25-04-2017 2:54 AM
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  14. Looking for Elizabeth Hunter

    Hi to everyone I am searching for information on Elizabeth Hunter who was born @ 1840, Cruden, Aberdeenshire. It appears she had a son James 1871 and were admitted to Dundee Poorhouse and Lunatic Asylum in March 1871 and left in April 1871. If I am on the right track, Elizabeth had a second...

    Started by marinerescue‎, 01-02-2017 5:01 PM
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  15. Died in the PoorHouse

    One for the social historians out there - I've come accross a Burial Register entry for Sunderland Parish church, 8th April 1820, which has Ann Emerson's address shown as 'PoorHouse' However my impression is that the family were employed and relatively well off. The husband remarried in 1821....

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 13-12-2016 2:46 PM
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  16. royal hamadrayd hospital ship

    looking for info on patients on the ship when it was in cardiff greatgrandmother was a patient according to the 1891 census - how unusual was that ? she was female and a child aged 13yrs mary jane gear any idea's

    Started by klt1200‎, 16-10-2016 2:21 PM
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  17. Braintree Union Workhouse

    I am trying to solve, once and for all, the mystery of Annie Hedges The person of interest is as follows (from census records) Census of England and Wales 1871 The Braintree Union Workhouse Annie Hedges, Inmate age 6, born Braintree, Essex Census of England and Wales 1881 The Braintree...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 05-06-2016 3:45 AM
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  18. Enfield Chase Union Infirmary records

    I have a death certificate for the above dated 1904 and would like to find out where the records are kept can anyone help I know this person was living with relatives in 1901 would this be the only place someone needing hospital care could go. What if any alternatives were there. The family were...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 17-04-2016 8:24 PM
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  19. Question Newcastle City Lunatic Asylum

    Has anybody got any idea how to find out how one of my relatives was admitted to the Newcastle city lunatic asylum (sometimes called Coxlodge) in the Castle Ward district of Newcastle. Since he died there the death cert may answer a few questions, but I would really like to find out how and why...

    Started by Tony Walker‎, 30-09-2006 7:52 PM
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  20. Marylebone Workhouse/Southall School

    I am trying to get some confirmation of the information I have to date of the transfer, on 7th. August, 1912, of John Snelling to Annie MacPherson Home. I have that his mother was in the workhouse at the time and an additional note said a letter, dated 6th. February, 1912, had been sent from 63,...

    Started by jcrell‎, 01-03-2016 8:58 PM
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