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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Here's Flag Lane, centre of the map (running N-S beside the school).
http://maps.nls.uk//view/102341482#zoom=6&lat=2608&lon=7970&layers=BT

The informant needn't necessarily have been a nurse - more likely a neighbour or friend  :-\
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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Corven  :-\  As he died of Typhus fever, I would hazard a guess that the place of death was a hospital, and she was, perhaps, a nurse.  :-\

Nevertheless it was a very interesting guess, I would never had thought of that

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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Sunderland Fever Hospital Dunning Street, also known as the Corporation House of Recovery.
The hospital was opened in 1871 as an emergency in response to the small-pox epidemic of that year. It consisted of an old mansion (Dunning House) standing in its own grounds, separated on the north side from the bank of the river by Dock Street, which was later renamed Gill Road. The entrance was via Dunning Street. There were six wards, with a total of twenty two beds.
 After the epidemic the hospital was disused, and became somewhat dilapidated. After the hospital closed cases of infectious diseases among the non -pauper population were sent to the workhouse, where there were two buildings suited for the reception of such cases. However this arrangement between the Guardians and the Town Council was ended in 1877 and the Fever Hospital was re-opened in March of that year. From July 1879 the Sunderland General Infirmary refused to admit cases of infectious fever, which were sent to the Borough Fever Hospital. The Sunderland Borough Fever Hospital, on Hylton Road was opened in 1890, and the old hospital, closed. The site was secured by the Corporation for the first electricity generating station in the borough, which commenced supplying current in March 1895.
See map  at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/439443/557307/12/100215
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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 25 January 18 08:48 GMT (UK) »
Sunderland Fever Hospital Dunning Street,

So, given the address of the informant, do you think she was some sort of attendant sent out from the Fever Hospital?
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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 25 January 18 09:07 GMT (UK) »
If he died of Typhus fever I'm surprised  he died at 21 Flag Lane, perhaps he was discharged to die at home. If the informant can be found in the census, it could give her occupation.

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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 January 18 09:51 GMT (UK) »
From the Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Friday 30 August 1878
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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 25 January 18 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Sunderland Fever Hospital Dunning Street, also known as the Corporation House of Recovery.

Here's the 'House of Recovery' in the 1881 census,
 
RG 11/ 4986/95/21*
2 Dock Street, Hospital House of Recovery

Thomas Rowthorne, head, m, 43, plater in ship yard, Surrey, Kingston
Jane do, wife, m, 42, hospital nurse, Durham Shields
Ann Kelly, patient, unm, 18, in do**, do Sunderland
Michael Mcmanus, do, do, 6, do do, do do

* Dunning Street starts at the bottom of this page

** i.e. in hospital

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Re: Who was present at death?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 25 January 18 11:13 GMT (UK) »
1871 census for 13 Dunning Street  RG10/4997 f15 p23
Property occupied by 6 families.  :)
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