Many people will not know what a coprolite merchant is. This story will make all clear.
In the 1881, George’s occupation was given as a ‘language teacher’. He was living in the house of a teacher of pianoforte, and one of the other boarders was a professor of singing and elocution, all of which suggests a very refined and respectable household.
Benjamin said he had made a harp with 1,000 strings and could play any tune and instrument! He worked as a musician.
John is missing from the records for 46 years! A soldier with the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards who disappears from our sight.
There is no hint of any mental health problems until Mary Ann enters the Asylum in 1899. He family remain attentive and visit her many times.
She ordered extravagant luncheons both at Stafford and Northampton stations and had no money to pay for them. The delusion that she is a duchess recurs frequently throughout her case notes.
Without the invaluable case notes for Caroline Ward, we would not be able to tell any of her sad story.
It is not clear why John entered Manor hospital. His family were interesting. John’s brother George, a builder, left £6m in his will. His son Thomas and his wife were killed by a V2 rocket in 1944.
The researcher carved a route through a lot of confusing information to track down the lady in this story! The question we continue to ponder is…who exactly was Edward Buckland? He visited Rosa 23 times when she was in Manor – a family member? A friend? Or a devoted partner?
A one time servant to a Baronet and Chief Clerk in the Colonial Office, Charlotte has gaps in her life story, which ends in Manor Hospital.
The Solicitor’s Clerk
Christ’s brother or King of England?