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77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« on: Sunday 19 April 09 17:25 BST (UK) »
Hi :)

My gt gt uncle died at 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London.

When I discovered that this was not his home address, I googled it to find out whether it was, perhaps, a hospital.

I discovered that several other people had had relatives who had died there ~ and some, like me, were trying to find out what sort of place it was.

Does anyone know, please?

Thank you. :))
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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 April 09 18:32 BST (UK) »
Hi there

You don't mention a particular period, but looking at my 1948 Street Atlas I suspect it may have been the Islington Infirmary.

Some information here:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Islington/Islington.shtml

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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 April 09 19:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you Dave. :)

That would make sense!
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck


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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 April 09 19:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,
In 1891  nos 77 and 79 Highgate Hill, Islington were shops but in between there is The Lodge, Highgate Smallpox hospital.
Rg12/141  6/ 9
So it could be likely it was used as a hospital of some sort at other times, depending when your g g uncle died .
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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 April 09 20:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,
In 1891  nos 77 and 79 Highgate Hill, Islington were shops but in between there is The Lodge, Highgate Smallpox hospital.
Rg12/141  6/ 9
So it could be likely it was used as a hospital of some sort at other times, depending when your g g uncle died .
Best wishes
Cathy

Well spotted Cathy...According to the above link the Islington Infirmary on Highgate Hill appears to have been built on the site occupied by the Smallpox Hospital!
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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 April 09 09:34 BST (UK) »
Yes, thank you both!  :)  :)

I have now had a read of some relevant websites & it seems that the building evolved through various 'medical' phases over the years.

It's interesting that just the address, an not the name of the hospital, was put on death certificates.
I get the impression that quite a few people have had this problem when researching.

My g g uncle died in 1931.
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 April 09 20:42 BST (UK) »
Speaking as an ex-local, this is the Whittington Hospital. Several of my family demised there over the years.
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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 23 April 09 01:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Dave.
I noticed that the Whittington ~ named after Dick Whittington, I think it said ~  was the hospital had evolved into. :)
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: 77a Highgate Hill, Islington, London
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 December 09 16:31 GMT (UK) »
My Dad was born at 77a Highgate Hill in Oct 1919. His mum was unmarried and lived in Stoke Newington. My dad was subsequently adopted.
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