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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #18 on: Friday 07 August 15 07:09 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone,

I am new to this site so bare with me! I have recently been diving into my family's history and I came across my 4th great grandfather and found that he was a patient at Nottingham Borough Asylum. I wanted to see if anyone in the area could look up his records for me. I am in America so I am unable to look up his archives. His information is the following

Edward Bowring Jr
Born 1845 in Manesfield, Northhamptonshire, England
Death unknown

The record I found says he was 55 as a patient and was there in 1901. I know he lived at least till 66. Any information as to why he was a patient at this place would be so helpful and interesting!

Thank you!!

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #19 on: Friday 07 August 15 08:18 BST (UK) »
This could be his death:
Deaths March quarter  1926   Edward Bowring age  81                   Nottingham    7b   472

Have you found him in 1911 to see if he is back with his family - or no longer in the asylum?

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #20 on: Friday 07 August 15 08:23 BST (UK) »
From ancestry:
 Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912
Edwd Bowring
Admission Date  24 Jan 1894
Institution  Notts B  at Nottinghamshire, England

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Out on 9th April 1910 (!! - 16 years) with the 'recovered' column ticked.


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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #21 on: Friday 07 August 15 08:59 BST (UK) »
Wow thank you!

From the census records, he was widowed and at 66 was in another place outside of the asylum. Does it have any info as to why he was there in the first place?

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #22 on: Friday 07 August 15 10:44 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I can have a look at the Admissions and case books for you when i'm next in the archives in Nottingham.

NG
Branfoot of Leeds; Nall of Nottingham; Wallis of Stapleford Nottinghamshire; Challand of  East Bridgford Notinghamshire: Hall of Fransfield Nottinghamshire;
Morral of Stanton By Dale, Derbyshire;

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 08 August 15 04:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much nottsgirl1! That would be lovely!!

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #24 on: Friday 28 August 15 17:55 BST (UK) »
Hi DTempleton,

I have already sent you a pm but have not heard back from you.  If you still want a copy of the entry for Edward Bowring in the case book of the Asylum please pm me your email address as I now have a copy.

NG
Branfoot of Leeds; Nall of Nottingham; Wallis of Stapleford Nottinghamshire; Challand of  East Bridgford Notinghamshire: Hall of Fransfield Nottinghamshire;
Morral of Stanton By Dale, Derbyshire;

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #25 on: Friday 04 September 15 00:52 BST (UK) »
Hello, I am researching my Worton roots and only recently discovered (through the UK Lunacy Patients Admission Registers on Ancestry.co.uk) that my great grand uncle, Zaccheus Worton, born 1871 Arnold, Nottingham, was admitted 3 times to the Nottingham Borough Asylum. The first two admissions (7 May 1902 and 7 Jan. 1906) he was discharged about 6 months later. However the record for his admission on 15 June 1907 indicates that he died there 20 years later, 22 Nov. 1927. I was shocked to learn this. Before this series of admissions he worked as a joiner, probably with his father, Zaccheus Worton. He never married and still lived at home in the 1901 census. In the admission entry it states "M Pauper" which I take to mean Male, Pauper. I would like to know the circumstances of his admission to the asylum, would it have been a workhouse for the poor, or was there some medical condition? I haven't been able to find a census entry for him in the 1911 census. Were the residents of the asylum not enumerated? Any suggestions would be most gratefully received. I live in Ottawa, Canada. I asked my mother about this but she had no knowledge of this, clearly it was never spoken of in her family.

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Re: Nottingham Borough Asylum
« Reply #26 on: Friday 04 September 15 07:12 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, WarBrideDaughter.

He should show on 1911 census, possibly under his initials, or mis-transcribed under his initials.

Have you managed to search and find the 1911 for Nottingham Borough Asylum and looked at the lists of entries for him?

Some background, if you have not already found it:
http://www.nottinghamhospitalshistory.co.uk/page130.html