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Offline jtpoutdoor

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Shelton Asylum records at SRO
« on: Tuesday 05 June 18 22:38 BST (UK) »
Hi, Is anyone visiting the Shropshire Archives Office and able to do some staff record looks ups on the Shelton Asylum for me.
The records I am after are for my Great grandfather who would have started working there some time between 1871 and 1881. His name was Richard SIMMONDS and I am particularly interested in when he started as well as any other details available. He had retired by 1911. he started as an "attendant on the insane" and finished as Superindentant.
I know that they ask for prior notice for these requests but as he is over 100 years ago access should be permitted.
I am also interested in any records for his children working there- most of them (boys and girls) went on to work as nurses at some stage of their lives. The oldest Margaret Kate was born in 1882 and was working as a nurse at Shelton in 1911 (she was elsewhere in 1901). Other children who may have worked there were Fanny Mabel, gertrude May, Winifred Mary, Mildred Sarah and Dorothy Alma, less likely were Henry Burton (oldest son b 1883), Richard Gordon, John Knight and Joseph William Gilbert (youngest child b 1900).

Any information gladly received- do the archives allow photography of records? I realise that the asylum records are sensitive but this is about staff not patients.

Many thanks

Jane

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Re: Shelton Asylum records at SRO
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 07:35 BST (UK) »
Have you confirmed that the archive holds these records. 

Is there a catalogue number/reference so that anyone visiting knows where to look  ;)
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Re: Shelton Asylum records at SRO
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 08:55 BST (UK) »
Shropshire Archive lists it as "Service register no 5 1876-1971 1-836

"Shropshire Archives
System Reference:
X6175/C/2/1
Document Reference:
6175/C/2/1
Date:
1876-1971
Level:
Item
Description:
This appears to be for all staff, male and female and of all ranks, from the Medical Superintendent to the laundry maid. The entries appear to be in a rough chronological order.
Details:
On the front:
Individual sheet for each member of staff
Name of the officer or servant
Date of birth
Date of entering the service
Class
Pension contribution
Office to which appointed
Commencing salary
Emoluments (perquisites)
Value of emoluments
Previous asylum service
Changes in salary
Date of leaving
General conduct
Contributions returned
Certificate of service issued
Cause
Remarks as to efficiency
Refunded contributions repaid to the asylum.
On the reverse: Summary of salary and emoluments and deductions

Of interest:
Salaries, Blank leave chart, 120 Leave charts

3 letters

Access Status:
Readers Ticket
Conditions:
Access restricted: subject to individual application
Creator Name:
Rambaut, Daniel F.
Admin History
In 1911 the agreement with Montgomery was dissolved and the asylum returned to being the Asylum for Shropshire and the Borough of Wenlock alone"

It looks like it is ALL the surviving staff records right up to modern times. My ggf was not working there in 1871 but he was by 1881, he had retired by 1911, he died in 1919.

His daughter Margaret Kate was working there in 1911. Other children may also have worked there but not in the census years.

Cheers
Jane

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Re: Shelton Asylum records at SRO
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 June 18 14:19 BST (UK) »
I hope that someone will be visiting soon and can help you  :)
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