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From: "Andy Claxton" <>
Subject: RE: [CON] Bodmin Asylum
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:19:15 +0100
I too have a death in the "County Lunatic Asylum, Bodmin"; my gg grandfather
died there on 5 March 1902. He was admitted, if that is the right term,
sometime between the Censuses of 1881 and 1901.
I would be interested to learn where/how you obtained the details regarding
your relative's admission.
From: Claire Sinclair Paterson [mailto:]
Sent: 16 October 2005 14:55
Subject: Re: [CON] Bodmin Asylum
Hello Jane , If your relatives body wasn't claimed by his family . the
Asylum would have buried him .
Do you know there is a book written about the History of the Asylum , if
you are interested, very few patients names in it though , but an
interesting read .
called , The Dark Awaking
The Cornwall Record Office wasn't able to come up with my relatives
records(1852-1868) but I did get
the Order For The Reception of a Pauper Patient Into The Asylum & The
Medical Certificate , which told me enough to understand why she was there
Hope this helps a little .
Claire Sinclair Paterson .Invercargill, New Zealand
Online Parish Clerk,Cubert, Cornwall (lookups Welcome )
http://mmhamilton.tripod.com Take a look@ my Website My Father's War
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew and Jane Merry" <>
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:24 AM
Subject: [CON] Bodmin Asylum
> Can anyone help me with how to get hold of the Bodmin Asylum records. I
> looking for Charles Edwards, who was at the asylum on the 1891 and 1901
> census returns. He died in 1903, age 54. Would the asylum of buried
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