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Asylum Records
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 18:40 BST (UK) »
I have just received a copy of a relatives asylum records but can only make out a few words. From what I know she had something wrong from birth and was in a children's home until she was put in the asylum at about 23.

There are two paragraphs. Any help with either would be much appreciated.

Thanks Mark

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 August 21 18:52 BST (UK) »
My initial take on Part A

Sits for hours quiet & sullen & refuses to
speak when spoken to, will mutter to herself &
interferes with (the?) other girls in a vicious manner.
Has been of a sullen ? ? institution for some years
to my knowledge.

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 August 21 18:54 BST (UK) »
Mabel Griffin the matron P.L.I Chipping Norton states that the above named _____ _____ refuses to do anything that she is told to do, mutters [songs?] to herself and avoids all conversation with the other girls, and has frequently threatened to commit suicide and attempts to run away.  Also refuses food at times for days together.


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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:05 BST (UK) »
Spidermonkey beat me to it! Will post mine anyways!

The wording is strange, unless Evelen Britz is the matron?

Mabel Griffin
The matron P.L.I. (Chipping North?) states that the
above named ( Evelen Ann Britz?) refuses to do anything that she
told to do, mutters sings to herself & avoids all conversation
with the other girls; & has frequently threatened to commit
suicide & attempts to run away.  Also refuses food at times
for days together.

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:10 BST (UK) »
Looks like our transcribing matches, bbart!  I think Mabel Griffin is the matron and Gertrude/Evelyn Britz is the patient???

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:15 BST (UK) »
Looks like our transcribing matches, bbart!  I think Mabel Griffin is the matron and Gertrude/Evelyn Britz is the patient???

That makes much more sense!

Do you know what P.L.I. would stand for?

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:17 BST (UK) »
Poor Law Institution?

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Re: Asylum Records
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:18 BST (UK) »
Has been of a sullen ? ? institution for some years
..sullen morose constitution...[maybe]
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: Asylum Records
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 August 21 19:23 BST (UK) »
Wow this is amazing, thank you all so much. The patient is Gwendoline Florety Baitey.