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Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« on: Monday 25 February 19 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Her birth was registered 1/4 ending June 1921.  I can't find any other record for her.

I'm told that one of the siblings was in a "Big Hospital" in Yorkshire and that her mother and eldest sister would go to visit.  I suspect it may have been her as I'm struggling to find info to the contrary. 

My source thought it was a daughter that went into "care" but didn't know if it was because they were disabled or just unwanted.  Parents went on to have 7 more children (both girls and boys) so unwanted only seems likely if her mother had some sort of health crisis around that time.  (There were 4 siblings at the time of her birth; aged 2 to 7.)

If a disabled baby was born in Gainsborough, which institutions would likely to be used in the 1920s?

Wouldn't occupants of residential homes be listed on the 1939 Register?

Any thoughts welcomed.

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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 February 19 13:11 GMT (UK) »
She could still be living and that is why you cannot find her in 1939
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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 February 19 13:35 GMT (UK) »
It's certainly possible that she never married and is very elderly.   

There is a blocked record line on the family's 1939 Register entry but she is one of four siblings who could be hidden from view.  The potential siblings were 16, 18, 20 and 21 at the time.  (I can only confirm the deaths of 2 since then.)

It would be nice if she's alive and lucid.

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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 February 19 13:47 GMT (UK) »
The next eldest daughter died in 1999, I would have thought she is possibly still blacked out. 
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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 February 19 14:24 GMT (UK) »
If it was a big hospital in Yorkshire, and Jessie had a mental health issue, it may have been Middlewood in Sheffield. There's info about its history on Wiki. It's gone by different names in its past and used to cover the West Riding. Lincolnshire also had its own asylum at Bracebridge Heath in Lincoln. Both are now housing developments.

Records for the former are with Sheffield City Archives, although I'm not sure what they'll divulge given it's still less than 100 years since Jessie's birth. Always worth the ask. At least you'll know if they have the records at all.

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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 February 19 15:57 GMT (UK) »
If she has passed away then maybe getting her exact date of birth would help locate her later in life.  Just a suggestion. 
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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 February 19 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi if Jessie was a Jessica, their is a death of a Jessica Stimpson born 29th April 1921 Dec qtr 1998 Tameside?
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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 March 19 17:30 GMT (UK) »
The mother originated from Lincoln so would have been aware of Bracebridge.  I think one of her sons later worked there too.  Sheffield sounds interesting.

The story is that they were in the Big Hospital as a child so it doesnít suggest a mental health issue to me.  I imagined something she was born with or developed early.  (Could easily be wrong, trying to keep an open mind.

Good point about the exact date of birth.  Iíll check if she had a fuller name when I check out the date of birth

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Re: Jessie Stimpson - was she in a home from childhood onwards?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 March 19 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Do you know about the public family tree on Ancestry that has Jessie in it? There's a date, month and year of birth, and also a year of death.