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Offline tarajobrien

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Pauper Patient
« on: Monday 19 April 04 01:50 BST (UK) »
hi

i was just wondering if anyone knows what a Pauper Patient is (in the relation column of the census).

if it makes a difference the person concerned is only 16. The place is the Highgate Infirmary Pancras in the 1871 census

thanks

Tara
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Re:Pauper Patient
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 April 04 10:29 BST (UK) »
I think it would mean his relation to the head of household is patient and his occupation is classed as "pauper".

Infirmaries and workhouses had a slightly different form to fill out so the column could have been combined - can ayone confirm that?

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Re:Pauper Patient
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 April 04 20:51 BST (UK) »
I would think a pauper patient in a hospital would be a charity case because they could not afford the expense
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