Author Topic: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help  (Read 14873 times)

Offline bhaven

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« on: Saturday 02 April 11 21:22 BST (UK) »
I am hoping to find where my gr.aunt is buried but have no idea which cemetery she would be in.  I have a death cert stating East Sussex County Mental Hospital, Hellingly where she died in 1921 after 4 days with pneumonia.  It gives her address on Pevensey Rd , St. Leonards and occupation of Companion Housekeeper.   I live in Canada but will be visiting that area for a short time in July.

Can anyone give any suggestions on how I can find this out.   Thank you,
Jean
Yorkshire: Myers, Ratcliffe, Crump, Simpson,Boocock,Varo, Gent, Winsby

Co.Durham: Waiting, Steel

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline bhaven

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 April 11 21:24 BST (UK) »
Sorry, date of death 1931
Yorkshire: Myers, Ratcliffe, Crump, Simpson,Boocock,Varo, Gent, Winsby

Co.Durham: Waiting, Steel

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline petmas

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,082
  • We wunt be druv
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 April 11 09:43 BST (UK) »
The hospital has its own chapel and I wouldn't be surprised if it had a cemetary too. Plenty of photos of the hospital interior  on Urbanex ex sites if you google "Hellingly hospital". As far as I know it is in the process of or has been redeveloped into flats so access shouldn't be a problem. Can't seem to get into old maps at the moment to check for burial grounds although from experiences elsewhere they are often not marked with anything but a plot number and no idea where the register is-possibly at East Sussex Records Office Lewes
Mason ( Leics, Lincs, Cambs, Rutland)  Packer( Berks, Middx) Bearne, Vining , Sugar Shugar (Somerset & S Wales)

Offline sandra70

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 276
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 April 11 14:25 BST (UK) »
Hellingly Hospital also appears on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/hellinglymentalasylum?v=feed

Wennington, co Durham. Kirtley, Co Durham.
Pitt, Walworth, London. Hilder, Sussex. Humphrey, Sussex.

Offline petmas

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,082
  • We wunt be druv
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 April 11 14:29 BST (UK) »
No burila plots visible on Old-maps
Mason ( Leics, Lincs, Cambs, Rutland)  Packer( Berks, Middx) Bearne, Vining , Sugar Shugar (Somerset & S Wales)

Offline bhaven

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 April 11 19:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your help.  I looked on the website but don't see an indication of burial ground.  I looked on the East Sussex Records site but it is 25 pounds per hr for someone to research and as I don't know which cementery she is in I am reluctant to go that route as it could be costly.  I was hoping there might be individual graveyards with lists of occupants in the East Sussex area.  It seems she was only in the hospital 4 days and I am guessing the cemetery would be close to the hospital or close to her home on Pevensey Rd.   If anyone knows of any such lists I would be grateful.

Thank you again
Jean
Yorkshire: Myers, Ratcliffe, Crump, Simpson,Boocock,Varo, Gent, Winsby

Co.Durham: Waiting, Steel

Offline Gravity

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 April 11 23:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean

I shall be going to Hellingly sometime this week to follow up a lead on one of my ancestors and will probably have a wander round the local churchyard whilst I am there.

If you would like me to check to see if your relative is buried there I'd be more than happy to!

Bev
Gorman - Ireland; South Africa
Gorman; Hudson; Moss; Lang - Lancashire
Beard; Deadman; Downer; Parris - Sussex

Offline bhaven

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 April 11 01:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Bev.  Her name was Elizabeth Crump Myers and she died 4 March 1931 age 61.  As she was unmarried and all her family was in Yorkshire I am not sure who would take care of these arrangements.  Hope you are lucky.

Jean
Yorkshire: Myers, Ratcliffe, Crump, Simpson,Boocock,Varo, Gent, Winsby

Co.Durham: Waiting, Steel

Offline Gravity

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
    • View Profile
Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 April 11 08:06 BST (UK) »
My pleasure.

I have looked up her death record and it comes under the District of Hailsham so I shall see if I can find anything in either Hellingly or Hailsham!
Gorman - Ireland; South Africa
Gorman; Hudson; Moss; Lang - Lancashire
Beard; Deadman; Downer; Parris - Sussex