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Wells asylum ancestors records
« on: Saturday 22 May 21 10:47 BST (UK) »
Hi my great grandmother Florence Emily Coyne (maiden name Bending) born abt 1880 Bideford is known to have been resident at Wells asylum (mendip hospital)
Date of admission unknown but she was buried in the cemetery there on the 16th of February 1934. ( no headstone)
As I understand it medical records of inpatients are not accessible to the public. How else could I go about finding out about her admission and medical records during her stay here?

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Re: Wells asylum ancestors records
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 May 21 18:14 BST (UK) »
You have your answer in what you have written - "medical records are not accessible to the public"

Who did she marry & when as there is no Bending/Coyne marriage but there are 2 births in 1916 & 1917 which would suggest she was not in the asylum at that time

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Re: Wells asylum ancestors records
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 May 21 18:30 BST (UK) »
Have a read of this, which may give you some clues about what you can research such as Patientsí admission registers https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/mental-health/
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend


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Re: Wells asylum ancestors records
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 May 21 19:16 BST (UK) »
You have your answer in what you have written - "medical records are not accessible to the public"

Who did she marry & when as there is no Bending/Coyne marriage but there are 2 births in 1916 & 1917 which would suggest she was not in the asylum at that time

Hi she married a Micheal coyne in Ireland I cant recall the date but it was before 1910 as that was when my grandfather was born. She was in Ireland at the time of the 1911 census. And a few years after that she can be found in Devon.
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 May 21 19:16 BST (UK) »
Have a read of this, which may give you some clues about what you can research such as Patientsí admission registers https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/mental-health/

Thank you
Gillard, Bowden,Burden,Lock,Rowe,Sartn,Chitty.
Places of interest, Somerset, Devon, Dorset,Surrey

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Re: Wells asylum ancestors records
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 May 21 11:01 BST (UK) »
Somerset Heritage Centre holds a fairly comprehensive set of records:

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/records/D/H/men

It appears that copies might be available in some circumstances:

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/researchGuides/access

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/researchGuides/mentalHealth
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Wells asylum ancestors records
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 May 21 15:45 BST (UK) »
Somerset Heritage Centre holds a fairly comprehensive set of records:

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/records/D/H/men

It appears that copies might be available in some circumstances:

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/researchGuides/access

https://somerset-cat.swheritage.org.uk/researchGuides/mentalHealth

Thank you this is of great help.
Gillard, Bowden,Burden,Lock,Rowe,Sartn,Chitty.
Places of interest, Somerset, Devon, Dorset,Surrey