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Offline Lynne Tann-Watson

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"Inmate of a laundry"
« on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:19 GMT (UK) »
I've just received the death certificate of a family member who died, aged 19 in 1837. Frustratingly, it just says "Natural causes" as cause of death, but for rank or profession it says "Inmate of a laundry". This leads me to suspect she died giving birth to an illegitimate child. She died in Castle Lane Westminster. Does anyone know or can anyone suggest how I might find out about a laundry of the type that had inmates?

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:27 GMT (UK) »
From the OED
Inmate;  In relation to the house or dwelling-place: An occupant along with others, one of the family or company who occupy a house or other abode; hence sometimes simply = Indweller, inhabitant, occupier.

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:33 GMT (UK) »
The only laundries where young "immoral" young ladies worked that I am aware of are the infamous Magdalen Laundries run by Catholic nuns in Ireland. I don't know if they had any here in England. Was she Catholic?
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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi I have run through the original for Castle Lane  in 1841 Westminster, numerous "Laundresses" who registered her death?
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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Greenvale, there definitely were in England as I've already found another relation in one of them in Oxfordshire. They weren't all Catholic either. The one I found was run by Nuns though.
Keyboard, her death was registered by the coroner. Does it give house numbers? She died at No 6.
Stan, yes, but laundries don't usually have inmates unless they are the notorious homes for "Fallen women"

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi I have run through the original for Castle Lane  in 1841 Westminster, numerous "Laundresses" who registered her death?
Keyboard86

I've just done the same thing. None of the households that have a laundress seem to have many residents so very difficult to pinpoint a particular laundry  :-\

Things might well have changed between 1837 and 1841.

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Was she called Elizabeth Frances Fann by any chance?

There is a long report into the death of this 19 year old woman, who died after childbirth in Castle Lane.

She was employed by a Mr Sims of 1, Union street Chelsea.

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 January 19 16:58 GMT (UK) »
Was she called Elizabeth Frances Fann by any chance?

There is a long report into the death of this 19 year old woman, who died after childbirth.

She was employed by a Mr Sims of 1, Union street Chelsea.

Death registered as Elizabeth Frances Tann, aged 19, Dec qtr 1837 Westminster 1 373, so looks a good possibility given Lynne's username.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: "Inmate of a laundry"
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 January 19 17:01 GMT (UK) »
Was she called Elizabeth Frances Fann by any chance?

There is a long report into the death of this 19 year old woman, who died after childbirth.

She was employed by a Mr Sims of 1, Union street Chelsea.

Death registered as Elizabeth Frances Tann, aged 19, Dec qtr 1837 Westminster 1 373, so looks a good possibility given Lynne's username.

Also a death reg for Female Tann aged 0, Dec qtr 1837 Westminster 1 374, who was presumably her baby.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)