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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 28 August 12 11:41 BST (UK) »
Sedgefield hospital records are at Durham, as reguards to buriakls there is a small burial grounds over the road from where it was, but with only a few headstones.

But also remember some people were not buried in Sedgefield but were returned to family members and were buried in they home villages or parishes.

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 28 August 12 13:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jolly Roger, I had tried Escomb/Witton Park where he lived without success and thought he might be at Winterton.
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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #47 on: Thursday 30 August 12 10:13 BST (UK) »
I contacted the Records Office at Durham and got this reply.  I was impressed by the speed of the reply, within a couple of hours, and the amount of help.  I am hoping that I will be able to find out more from them.

We hold case papers for Winterton Hospital (Sedgefield Lunatic Asylum) up to 1945.  After that date we retain only a 2% sample of Winterton Hospital patient files (case notes).
 
The way that case notes for Winterton Hospital are recorded is complex and, although some are indexed, it can prove time consuming to locate relevant notes.  To ascertain whether or not any notes survive for the person you are looking for, you will need to use our Research Service (information and application form attached).  In most cases we can locate the notes within one hour (at a fee of 31), but it may take longer (if you wish us to continue the search please send an additional cheque for 15.50 or 31 as appropriate).
 
As part of this search, we will supply you with copies of any notes we locate in the time available that are over 100 years old.
 
Winterton Hospital patient records are subject to a closure period of one hundred years under Data Protection legislation.  If you think your request will fall into this category, you will need to send us proof (birth/marriage/death certificates) either that:

    you are the patient
    or that the patient is deceased and you are a direct descendant

 
If we locate notes that are less than 100 years old, we will provide you with contact details of the appropriate NHS Trust, so that you can seek permission to have them released to you.
 
 
You may be interested in the following publication which includes a history of the hospital with statistics, plans and photographs:
 
BEHIND THE WALL The Life and Times of Winterton Hospital by Adam Lamb and Jack Turton
 
It can be purchased from this Office at the cost of 5 (includes postage and packaging).
 
Please make your remittance payable to Durham County Council.

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #48 on: Saturday 01 September 12 21:02 BST (UK) »
Don't give up!

I managed to retrieve records for my grandfather from c1934.

As long as you are a direct line descendant and the 'guest' has deceased they will probably release the records to you.

They did it for me and no charge but it took me a few months to convince them and I think it helped that there were no first generation children survivng.

Actually it was pretty revealing as he apparently escaped from there and was never re-admitted! Escaped is a pretty strong word as he was actually let out for a month to see how he coped....he never returned! Good old Grandad!

Unfortunately he took his own life in 1936 so I never actually knew him but I am clinging to the fact that he medically discharged from the army in 1916 after a spell 'on the front' that is mental state was probably PTSD. Thats my story anyway :)

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #49 on: Saturday 01 September 12 21:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that, Kevin.

Not giving up yet!

May take a while to get the paperwork together, but I really want to see if I can find out more.  Seems so sad that my great uncle was in a reserved occupation, a miner, during WW1 and ended up dying in a lunatic asylum.  There is some family story that he was involved in a mining accident, so perhaps this could have contributed to the 'exhaustion following acute mania' that was the cause of death'  Seems so sad.

Marian

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #50 on: Friday 21 September 12 12:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

sorry i havent been on for a long long time.. ;D
ive tried to reply to private messages as quick as i could.
Anyway this is the list...

Camsby, William, d. 2 Jan 1895, age: 63yr old, h/of Elizabeth
Croft, Herbert George, (date obscured by overgrown holly tree)
Dodds, John George, d. 20 Oct 1940, age: 31yr old
Dodds, John, d. 30 Apr 1898, age: 68yr old
Gallagher, William Buchannan, d. 19 Nov 1918, age: 40yr old
Gray, William, d. 6 Nov 1912, age: 36yr old
Johnson, Margaret Rutter, d. 8 May 1901, age: 43yr old, mother of Walter
Lawson, Sarah Jane, b. 25 Apr 1845, d. 6 Jun 1893, w/of William
Leaos, Ada Josephine, d. 29 Sep 1925, age: 50yr old, d/of Marion
Leaos, Marion, d. 22 Apr 1895
Mavin, Martha Annie, d. Mar 1918, age: 37yr old, w/of Walter M
Moore, Henry, d. 6 Aug 1909, age: 55yr old
Nichol, John, d. 3 Nov 1909
Nincks, Amelia, d. 5 Nov 1897, age: 33yr old
Pickering, Mary Ann, d. 15 Mar 1894, Sedgefield, age: 72yr old
Rackham, Margaret, d. 12 Mar 1963, age: 65yr old
Skeen, William St John M.B.C.M., d. 3 Nov 1912, age: 45yr old
Steele, Bessy, b. 15 Aug 1872, d. 4 Mar 1916
Sunley, Harry, d. 3 Nov 1927, age: 51yr old
Thompson, John, d. 21 Apr 1901, age: 22yr old
Tyler, Nurse, no dates
Wemm, Robert, d. 9 Sep 1963, age: 76yr old

..here is link to Winterton burial records
http://www.interment.net/data/eng/durham/asylum/index.htm

there is also a bit here http://www.sedgefield.net/cemetery.html about winterton burials in a communal grave, you may have to contact Parish council?
Winterton Cemetery isnt very big and there are not many buried there , its kept tidy by the council, there are a few headstones. I have never been in, i go passed it most days
good luck
Deb  :)
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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #51 on: Friday 21 September 12 20:45 BST (UK) »
Welcome back Deb - you were clearly missed :)
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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #52 on: Friday 21 September 12 22:53 BST (UK) »
 :D
Lawton, Callender, Newton - County Durham, Northumberland
Pybus, Hodgson, Canada and Yorkshire -
Trenholm - Yorkshire, Canada
Mildenstein - Cuba, USA, Germany, Liverpool, London, Hull and UK

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #53 on: Saturday 22 September 12 08:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Debbie,

Thanks for that , a visit is called for to have a look at the memorial at least.

Many thanks
trt