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Age for Lying in ward of Workhouse
« on: Sunday 21 February 21 13:32 GMT (UK) »
Were only women in labour admitted to a lying in ward of a workhouse in the early 1800s? Or might it be like today where patients are admitted wherever there was space? Here is an admission entry for a 54 yr old woman.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Age for Lying in ward of Workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 February 21 14:37 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps she or whoever gave information about her over-estimated her age. It may have been the first time she'd been asked her age. If the family were from Ireland it's possible that English wasn't their first language and mixed up numerals in English.
Women who weren't about to give birth would have been in a women's ward.
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Re: Age for Lying in ward of Workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 February 21 14:55 GMT (UK) »
I would go for the latter possible answer to your question. Workhouse did act as hospitals as well. I doubt at 54 she was "expecting" again and about to give birth.

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Re: Age for Lying in ward of Workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 February 21 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your thoughts, both.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON