This is a story of a tormented soul, a deep turmoil created by untreated epilepsy.
Thomas’s story is not a typical one of poverty in London. In fact, Thomas and his wife were descendants of Yeoman Farmers from the West Country.
The hazard of working with lead paint might well have a bearing on Richard’s declining mental health, since he worked as a house painter for over thirty years.
Many people will not know what a coprolite merchant is. This story will make all clear.
Little is known about William, except that he seems to have been acquainted with the Police on more than one occasion.
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.
Epilepsy ultimately was the reason why William ended his life in Horton Hospital.
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.
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.
A story revisited by the author when invaluable case notes came to light at the London Metropolitan Archives. What followed resulted in a thorough family history for Walter Cartwright and his family.
Appearing twice in the 1911 Census was an interesting find for this man, John Henry Leverett.
Sometimes we just have to wait for more information to come to light to write their full story. Such is the case with Thomas Moss
This is the fabulous story of a true man of mystery – a confidence trickster, fraudster and swindler. He also may have been an accomplished airship and naval engineer. Right at the beginning of WW1, this story raises more questions than the answers it gives.
5½ weeks after he had his head cut open by being knocked down by some roughs in the street, William Aitken suffered a life of Epilepsy in hospitals and asylums. His wife left the children to fend for themselves and it would appear he never saw any of them again.
No reason is given for Henry Charles’s admission to Long Grove. He was a munitions worker just prior to entry.
This is the fascinating story or Thomas William Scambler where a detailed court case makes for a good read
The Mechanical Engineer
Was an unfortunate accident responsible for this man’s epilepsy?
The Railway Porter
Died aged just 22
The Solicitor’s Clerk
Orphaned at 13
Christ’s brother or King of England?