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Offline stonechat

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #342 on: Sunday 30 January 22 06:58 GMT (UK) »
Latest find has thrown up a rather sad story

My great uncle William Henry Pullen ‘Will’ I knew had passed the latter years of his life in mental institutions.
My aunt knew a bit more and said that after he married, he had 2 children. I never managed to find them.
Now I find him in1921 in what became Ashford Hospital, previously part of the Poor Law setup.
He remained there until 1939 at least and was later at Tooting Bec mental hospital.

Now I found his wife and all became clear.
She had two children by a previous marriage, and one by Will, just 7 months old when her father was institutionalised.
Research into husband no 1, found they married in1912, had two children, husband Thomas died in 1915 just before his son was born. So Margaret the wife had lost one husband to the war and another to Mental illness, the kids too, losing father/stepfather. All very sad

This sad tale just got worse.
I had only looked for the youngest, the daughter of Will on Ancestry in the 1939. Looked on Findmypast and there she was.
Botley's Park Colony for Mental Defectives. Somehow she was my hope for better times for the family, it was a real blow. Maybe gt some bad genes from Dad.

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Re: 1921 census
« Reply #343 on: Sunday 30 January 22 14:32 GMT (UK) »
? How do I mark this so that I don't get it popping up any longer? I thought I'd done it with "un-notify" a week or so ago, but it seemed to take no notice - and now that option no longer seems there?
Tried again - hope it manages it this time
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