Walliss or Wallace
The General Register Office recorded that Frederick WALLISS was aged 52 [born 1850] when he died in the June quarter of 1902 in the registration district of Epsom, Surrey. This was unusual though, as this was actually the death entry for Frederick WALLACE, as recorded by the UK Lunacy Patients Admission Register and the London Poor Law Hospital Admissions and Discharge records, who had died in the Horton Asylum in Epsom, Surrey on 5 May 1902.
Is this ‘our’ Frederick?
It is possible that ‘our’ Frederick had previously been admitted in and out of workhouses during the late 1880’s, being recorded with a birth year of 1848 and occupation as a labourer. It is also possible that it was him that entered the Ladbroke Infirmary in Westminster on Tuesday 18 February 1902. Information recorded about him on this admission gave his age as 54 [born c1848], his religion as Church of England, and that he had been working as a News Vendor. “None” was recorded under the column titled “Name and Address of Nearest Relative”. The following month, on Monday 17 March 1902, this Frederick was discharged by the Medical Superintendent.
Admission to Horton Asylum
‘Our’ Frederick’s name appeared in the Westminster Board of Guardians’ Bear Yard Register as being an inmate in the St Giles Workhouse Institution. It recorded ‘our’ Frederick’s birth year as 1851, and that he had been admitted to St Giles on 27 April 1902 and then on 3 May 1902 discharged to the Horton Asylum.
Frederick’s death in Horton Asylum
The UK Lunacy Patients Admission Register confirms the transfer between the establishments and records Frederick’s death on 5 May 1902. Frederick’s body was buried two days later on 10 May in grave 10 in the Horton Estate Cemetery, Epsom, Surrey.