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Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« on: Thursday 02 May 19 21:24 BST (UK) »
I have been watching the House through Time program and he had the admission details of someone in an asylum. Does anyone know how you get these? And do you have to pay for them?

I have a John Watts born in Oldbury in 1850 who died in 1891 in the County Lunatic asylum Powick Upton on Severn. He was a widow with 5 daughters and I wondered why he was taken into the Asylum?

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 May 19 21:38 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has these:

UK, Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 May 19 21:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks I will have a look there.
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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 May 19 06:13 BST (UK) »
My great-grandfather died in the Oxfordshire county asylum in 1903 and I have copies of his records from the county archives (Oxfordshire History Centre).  They sent them by email and charged a pound per page.

See if Worcestershire has an equivalent service.  There shouldn't be a problem as the death was more than 100 years ago.

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 May 19 07:21 BST (UK) »

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 May 19 09:51 BST (UK) »
So Worcestershire Record Office it is then :D

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 May 19 18:03 BST (UK) »

The Admission Records for my 3 x GreatGrandfather Samuel Dulston to the Oxford Lunatic Asylum are available on Ancestry.

I must admit that I hadn't thought of the Oxford History Centre until Carol mentioned it.

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 May 19 18:19 BST (UK) »
I've just checked and it was eight years ago when I got those records :o

At that time the Oxfordshire Health Archives were kept at the Warneford Hospital, but they're now at the OHC (formerly St Luke's Church where my parents married and I was baptised!).

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 May 19 19:52 BST (UK) »

Hi Carol,

Did the Records that you obtained have much more info than those on the Ancestry ones?

I think that Ancestry's ones for Samuel Dulston were just Admittance Books, with names and dates. I'm just wondering if it's worth persuing any further?

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