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Claybury Hospital
« on: Thursday 16 February 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for why Anthony Daniels was admitted to Claybury Mental Hospital, Essex. He died there April 1922.

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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 February 17 18:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

I see that Anthony was 76yrs old when he died. He was in a mental hospital in 1911 and in the London county lunatic asylum in 1901  What is the cause of death on his death cert?
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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 February 17 19:07 GMT (UK) »
Admitted to Claybury 1894?
The trail might start with a London workhouse admission.
If so, you could look in the London poor law records that are online - particularly those relating to lunatics.



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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 February 17 19:26 GMT (UK) »
Stepney WH

Anthony Daniels aged 42 admitted 8.4.1893 - discharged 27.4.1893.  Address 16 Winthorp St - married - occ blind maker - insanity

Anthony Daniels aged 48 admitted 27.1.1894 discharged 3.2.1894 - address 4 Nelson Court - blind maker - insane.   His marital status has "query" written in the box
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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 February 17 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your comments. This is what I know.
Anthony was born 10 Jan 1851 illegitimate son of Mary. He died 13 April 1922 at Claybury Hospital, cause Artery Sclerosis Indefinite, Cerebral haemorrhage into lateral ventricle - a few minutes. He was married to Eliza, had 5 children. Eliza died 15 Dec 1893. I know when he went into Claybury it is said he was insane.  Anthony was my husbands great grandfather. My father in law b 1908 knew nothing about about his grandfather. He was never spoken of.
What I would like to see is Anthony's medical records.

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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 February 17 09:58 GMT (UK) »
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 February 17 11:11 GMT (UK) »
He was apparently admitted to the asylum from the Whitechapel Infirmary

Whitechapel, Register of Cases in Lunatic Asylums, 1879-1899 -
Anthony Daniels, 48, 4 Nelson Court, admitted 3 Feb 1894, Claybury, relatives "Not known"

Don't think anything else much survives at the Whitechapel end
The Claybury records appear to be somewhat bitty and scattered. It's even been said that many patient records were dumped into skips by the builders when the hospital was converted into luxury flats. Whether true or not, I have seen such stuff turn up on eBay!
You can see how well these Claybury records were being looked after in this short film!
https://vimeo.com/131922346

I would suggest that you could start by contacting Redbridge Local Studies and Archives in Ilford, I know they did have some early admission registers.
https://find.redbridge.gov.uk/kb5/redbridge/fsd/service.page?id=CvYR0nsIKQU

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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #7 on: Friday 17 February 17 12:24 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your suggestions. I was wondering if Anthony suffered from depression. A number of his descendants have suffered over the years. Perhaps I will never know but I will keeping looking.

I used to live in the Ilford area and had a friend who's father was quartermaster at Claybury in the 1960's. I visited the hospital a couple of times. Only being a young teenager I found it very creepy.

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Re: Claybury Hospital
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 November 18 22:38 GMT (UK) »
I have just found out that my great grandfather Wilfrid t g w Baker was admitted to the Claybury Hospital at the end of WW1, I wasn't aware of this, but found this out through his service record on the forces website. How could I find out further information about this?