• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

Lunatic Asylum Census Records

Rottcodd

New member
Location
Nottingham, England
From
England
Hi,
Can someone give me some tips on asylum census records, please. I believe that one of my ancestors, Mary Ann Love was a long-term inmate at the Nottingham County Asylum - but I can’t seem to generate any search results for her - this is in Ancestry. Is there a particular dataset I should be searching? I believe that some asylums just listed their inmates by their initials. Can I search by location so that I can find the asylum without entering names or initials?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
In the search in Ancestry, type Nottingham County Asylum as a Keyword.

This brings up Snenton,(Sneinton) Civil Parish. Enumeration District. Lunatic Asylum for the County of Nottingham.

You may need to do a physical search for your relative, if indeed this is the correct Asylum. Not sure what decade you require.

1881 census. example**

Name: Elizabeth Cooper**
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Relationship to Head: Pauper Lunatic (Pauper)
Gender: Female
Where born: Cropwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil Parish: Snenton
County - Nottinghamshire
England
Address: "Lunatic Asylum" Snenton Nottingham
Marital status: Widow
Occupation: Cotton Lace Mender
Registration District: Nottingham
ED, institution, or vessel: Lunatic Asylum for the County of Nottingham
Piece: 3348
Folio: 133
Page Number: 3


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneinton_Asylum


Steve.:)
 
1881 census
Mary Ann Love age 67 – b 1814 where – unknown – inmate – female Civil parish Sneiton, County Nottingahm Country UK Street 31 Front Row – a Laundress
Reg Distrisct Nottingham, ED 13, Piece 3348, Folio 83 page 31

Is this her
Mary Ann Love b 1817 age 78 years – Hospital Brookwood Asylum Woking Surrey – Farnham
17 Jan 1896 - Mary Ann Love age 78 – Labourer’s widow – RC -rec from Union Workhouse Farnham - dementia
 
Back
Top