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FELL, Sachinais Alicia

b.1873 – d.1910

Very little can be found of Sachinais Alicia Fell. The only records showing such a name are the records from the workhouse and asylums. Therefore this could be a false or ‘preferred’ name. Without speculating it is impossible to link Sachinais to any family whatsoever.

In fact there are no records for anyone named Sachinais across online worldwide records available ‘at this time’. The name ‘Sachinais’ does not even appear in any newspapers. She may forever remain a mystery. One thing we can be sure of though, is that she was someone’s daughter.

The only records which can be confirmed are; Death Record, Poor Law Discharge, Lunacy Admission/Discharge and Grave.

We know from a discharge book that Sachinais was at Cane Hill Asylum. The records for Cane Hill asylum are held at the Museum of Croydon and not available online. Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon | The National Archives.

*UPDATE* with thanks to the Archivists at Croydon Museum, we now have the admission record for Alicia at Cane Hill. It does not give us much but it is another piece of the puzzle;

 Record Ref: CAN 2/1/1/7
 Date of admission: 28 Aug 1901
 Patient No. 9845
 Name: Fell, Sachinais Alicia
 Parish or Union chargeable: Lambeth
 Removed/Recovered/or Dead: Not improved
 Date: 21 Nov 1905 
Entrance to Cane Hill Asylum – G. & E. Leisten

On 21st November 1905, a 32yr old ‘not improved’ Sachinais was transferred from Cane Hill to Birmingham City Asylum along with three other ‘lunatics’.

Cane Hill Discharge Book

The records for Birmingham Mental Hospital, now known as All Saints are not available online. All Saints Mental Hospital, Birmingham | The National Archives. She may have remained here until moved to Long Grove in 1908.

Sachinais was admitted to Long Grove Asylum on 27 Apr 1908 and the records indicate she became a Pauper from 7 July 1908.

On 10th January 1910, Sachinais died at Long Grove Asylum. (1910-Q1-Surrey-v2a-p22)

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