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Offline lesleyhannah

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Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« on: Saturday 01 September 07 08:47 BST (UK) »
I've just received a death certificate of someone who MIGHT be my great-grandmother. She died in the above asylum, and the certificate gives no useful info - they leave out her late husband's first name and occupation. The age is about right, and I know she lived in Leicester.

Does anyone know how I can get the records of a patient/inmate of this asylum? If anyone has done this successfully I'd be very grateful for any tips. I've been searching for my great-grandmother's death for years now, and this is the most hopeful lead so far, so I really do want to follow it up.

All help gratefully received - thanks.

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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 September 07 11:09 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

the records for this asylum are kept in the Leicestershire Record Office and they have a researcher who will look them up for you if you are unable to go personally (for a fee of course). The records are fairly detailed for some years. I obtained a certificate like yourself which was fortunately very detailed. There are also a few websites on the asylum if you google it.

Good luck
Leics: Edlin, Isam, Wright, Wesson
Notts: Smith, Hughes.
Lancs: Dobbin, Rowlinson, Marr, Povall, Hall, Halliwell
Berks/ Sussex: Dearlove, Carter, Marchant.
census info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 September 07 15:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks midmum - I'll write to the Record Office and ask what the charges would be.  Fingers crossed I'll be as lucky as you.

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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 September 07 17:54 BST (UK) »
Hi
Should have put this in before!!

Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office.
Long Street.
Wigston Magna.
Leicester.
LE 18 2 AH.

Tel. 0116 257 1080.
Fax. 0116 257 1120.


Mon. Tues. Thurs. 9.15 ~ 5.00.pm.
Wed. 9.15 ~ 7.30. pm.
Fri. 9.15. ~ 4.45. pm.
Sat. 9.15. ~ 12.15.

e-mail :- recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

good luck
Leics: Edlin, Isam, Wright, Wesson
Notts: Smith, Hughes.
Lancs: Dobbin, Rowlinson, Marr, Povall, Hall, Halliwell
Berks/ Sussex: Dearlove, Carter, Marchant.
census info is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 September 07 18:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks again - the email address is very useful. I'll let you know if I get a result.

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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 November 07 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Good luck in your search. I got some excellent details and actual copies of records on my GGrandmother who died in Rutland and leicester Asylum. I also got two photographs of her - the only ones known to exist. So..ask them.
David

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Re: Leicestershire and Rutland Asylum
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 November 07 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the help and support - I've written to the researcher at the asylum. Apparently there's a bit of a backlog, but I should hear soon. David, your message has given me hope - it would be wonderful to get any personal details, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Lesley