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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #54 on: Friday 05 July 13 23:08 BST (UK) »
All of the information on this thread has been so helpful.

My Great Grandmother had been told that she was an orphan growing up and always knew that her parents weren't her own. She was never legally adopted as it wasn't required at that time. Thankfully, on the 1911 census her birth surname was on it so I was able to get her birth certificate. I found her real mum and a whole new family, she was no orphan at all. I have managed to even connect with another family member although cousins removed to myself via my research who told me that my "orphaned" Great Grandmother was never known about and that her mum was a spinster, not talked about and said to have been put in a mental asylum.

I purchased the death certificate of my great great grandmother and she did indeed die at Winterton House in 1957, 20yrs after her daughter had died in childbirth. So sad. I have hope of getting the notes on her from here and my Granddad, bless him wants to help. He is completely shocked at this turn of events in family history and even more so at finding he has a baby sister that was put up for adoption at 2 months old that he had never known about as he had only been young when his mum had died in 1937. We are both hoping to find this sister or at least a living relative or partner hopefully so fingers crossed.

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #55 on: Friday 27 December 13 13:28 GMT (UK) »
I have a list of patients who are buried at the hospital cemetery...if you let me know the surname i can tell you if they are there.
Hi could you see if there is a 'Mary Alice Rose' or Mary Alice Storey' for me please.
Much appreciated
Wendy

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #56 on: Tuesday 03 November 15 11:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have recently found out my great grandad was in Durham lunacy asylum, which I understand from this forum was Winterton hospital. He was admitted on May 18th 1904 and he dies on April 16th 1906

Does anyone have any information on him please? Why was he there etc

Regards
Keely

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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #57 on: Sunday 17 January 16 12:12 GMT (UK) »
hi, am trying to find information on a Joseph cross who died in Winterton hospital in 1928, thank you
Hi
I have recently found out my great grandad was in Durham lunacy asylum, which I understand from this forum was Winterton hospital. He was admitted on May 18th 1904 and he dies on April 16th 1906

Does anyone have any information on him please? Why was he there etc

Regards
Keely


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Re: Winterton House, Sedgefield
« Reply #58 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi folks ;) one of my relatives died at Winterton and was buried i believe in thier cemetery,
this was 1919, would any record have been made as to where in the cemetery he was laid to rest,
its possible this man was buried as a pauper :'(
All the best.
Derek ;)
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