Mary Woodcote was born c1863, place and parents unknown. However, there is no UK GRO birth recorded for her around this time. From available records she appears to have remained unmarried.
Admission to the Workhouse
The first we see of Mary in the records is in 1895 when on 22 November, 32-year-old Mary was admitted as being insane into the St George’s Union Workhouse in Westminster, London. Her year of birth was recorded as 1863.
Her discharge date is unknown, but she was readmitted to St George’s Union by a Dr. Webster as a lunatic on 27 January 1901.
Just a few days later Mary enters the Hoxton Asylum, Hoxton Lane, Shoreditch on 8 February 1901.
Mary was recorded in the 1901 Census (31st March 1901) as a resident in the Hoxton Asylum, aged 38. She is single and her place of birth is unknown.
On 12 March 1902, Mary was discharged from Hoxton into the care of the Horton Asylum in Epsom where she died on 31 March 1902.
Mary was buried in grave 2 in the Horton Estate Cemetery on 4 April 1902.