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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #9 on: Friday 13 November 20 15:12 GMT (UK) »
That must be quite a rare thing to find in the newspapers. Yes, a very sad story indeed. Poor lady.
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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #10 on: Friday 13 November 20 16:09 GMT (UK) »
It was of interest to me as she lived in my village,  probably less than a mile away from me. Antonio Joze lived a little further along the road, when he died in 1867 the sale of his house mentions a School field.His house still stands. .

Thanks for helping me put it together.   :)
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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 14 November 20 14:43 GMT (UK) »
I saw the Parkside entry is listed on Ancestry as being in Lanarkshire,  and wondered why she would be taken to Scotland.
I can`t find any  Asylum of that name there so am wondering if it should have been the  Cheshire  Parkside.
What do you think ?
 
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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 14 November 20 15:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi
It seems that you can't really search the lunacy admissions database on ancestry by discharge date, other than for deaths.
But anyway, there seem to have been quite a few admissions to Parkside on 14 Aug 1883. I've looked for earlier entries for a few of them, see of they came from Shropshire, and it seems so, i.e.
Joseph Ralphs, admitted 3 Sep 1874, Salop, discharged 14.8.83, not improved
Wm Sayce, admitted 21 May 1881, Salop, discharge ditto
Sarah Bowen, admitted 21 June 1883, Salop, discharge ditto

They were all readmitted to the Shropshire asylum, 29 Dec 1884.
So for some reason they sent a number of patients to Parkside in August 1883.
Parkside could be the Cheshire asylum. Would make a bit more sense. Some kind of temporary transfer.  I wondered if something was going on with the Shropshire asylum buildings, but have yet to see anything in the newspapers.
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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 14 November 20 16:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.
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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 14 November 20 17:44 GMT (UK) »
Parkside in Macclesfield was the second Chester county asylum

I suspect as these patients were likely funded by the Shropshire union of guardians they would be moved in a group. It's possibly why Mary was moved from Denbigh in the first place - she was deemed to be the responsibility of Shropshire rather than Wrexham. Not sure what the qualification was, but you usually had to be resident somewhere for three years

The Shropshire asylum had an extension built/open in 1884, so maybe they were moved away temporarily whilst the works were ongoing. I've come across a newspaper report from 1880 that suggests the Guardians used Macclesfield as an overflow, but relied on the Secretary of State's agreement to this

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Re: Mary Windsor , where did she go
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 14 November 20 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Well done, Mabel!