Author Topic: Seeking descendants of Adelaide Destitute Asylum inmates  (Read 329 times)

Offline annasr

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Seeking descendants of Adelaide Destitute Asylum inmates
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 01:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I'm new here, and not sure if this type of post is allowed! Fingers crossed.

My great-great-grandmother, Rose LATTIN (sometimes recorded as LATTEN), was an "inmate" at the Adelaide Destitute Asylum's Lying-In Home in 1887 and 1890. She had a son Leslie/Cecil LATTIN born and died December 1887, and another son John Victor RYAN b. 1890 and d. 1974. The latter's father was John Joseph RYAN, who was in gaol when his son was born. I can find almost no information about this John - his parents both had the surname Ryan, and both their fathers were called Michael Ryan - makes it almost impossible to find them in Irish Parish records! I also haven't been able to find a marriage certificate for Rose and John Sr., but they had eight more children together.

I'm hoping there might be other people here whose ancestors were inmates at the Asylum. I'd love to hear other stories, would be thrilled to record some oral histories before they are lost, and overjoyed to find any letters or diaries from inmates (whether while they were in the Asylum or later). I'm a writer, and looking to write about the experiences especially of the women of the Lying-In Home. I have a relative who has a living memory of my ancestor Rose, but unfortunately any documents that existed have been lost.

Thank you!

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Re: Seeking descendants of Adelaide Destitute Asylum inmates
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 February 18 03:56 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps you have this......Admissions to the Adelaide Destitute Asylum - includes Rose however in 1890 she was admitted as Rose LATTIN so one would assume she was not married.  Both entries have enceinte - pregnant.  So the child was born at the Destitute Asylum as LATTIN and registered as LATTIN. 

There is no RYAN/LATTIN marriage registered in South Australia on my resource.

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/L%20-%20N%20test_0.pdf

https://www.archives.sa.gov.au/content/social-welfare

I read this as an illegitimate birth registration
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LATTIN John
2 Dec 1890
Father not recorded   Mother Rose LATTIN
At Adelaide   Ade XS  470/125
Cross Referenc: See also RYAN John Victor

RYAN John Victor
2 Dec1890
Father not recorded  Mother Rose LATTIN
At Adelaide  Ade XS  470/125
Cross Reference See also LATTIN John

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-09/remembering-the-1678-babies-born-in-adelaides-lying-in-hospital/7395376

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