The short life of a buttonhole maker from Lambeth.
A short life for a mother who entered Long Grove when her youngest child was barely a month old.
The story of Emma Compton appeared unexceptional at the outset. However, we did uncover a few surprises during our research.
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.
Ada proved a little elusive to find at first.Thanks to the visitor book, the author then found her husband and more of her short life was uncovered.
We know little about Martha except that she was epileptic.
The author says, “This has been such an interesting case to try to unravel and kept a couple of us up to the early hours trying to make sense of it!” A fabulous piece of research leaving questions to unravel.
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.
Thanks to the visitor books for Manor Hospital we were able to find Elizabeth Edwing and write her story.
We are not sure why Ellen (Nellie) Simcock entered Manor Asylum but she was visited often by family members
Mary Woodcote’s life is remembered because of her time spent in the workhouse or the asylum. Now, she will not be forgotten.
Maria MILTON gave birth to 11 children, a challenging life that ended in Horton Asylum.
The story of Fannie Ethel Lambert, described as ‘a useful help’ to the household of a professor of music.
The tailoress suffering depression
Daughter of famous colonial architect who built Sydney.
The Domestic Servant
The Lambeth Needlewoman
Coping with 6 family deaths within 4 months
A mother of 10
The glove maker
The sad story of Emma of whom we know very little. She was born without speech and spent most of her life away from her family.
The young bookkeeper and the Silk Merchant
Lost her twin brother, aged 4
Additional difficulty of not speaking English