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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Hospital Endell street Holburn
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 19:11:25 +0100
In message <01bea5ac$43d14a20$>, Julle Wilson
>Would any one know what the name of this hospital ? As my GGGGrandfather was
>Born and Christened here in 1803 Lying in hospital Endell Street Holburn.
It was actually called the Lying In Hospital. Most people had babies
at home, but if the mopther was travelling, or staying at a lodging
house or inn with unsuitable facilities, then she might get a nomination
from a patron to use the Lying In Hospital. The patrons were the
benevolent ladies and gentlemen who funded it with their contributuions,
so had the right to say who could use it.
This Hospital was specifically for respectable persons, meaning
married, not paupers, not those rich enough to hire a whole house,
usually people like artisans temporarily working in London (plasterers,
bricklayers, carpenters, engineers, mobile merchants, naval and military
families, coachmen etc etc.
The registers are at the Public Record Office. There is a transcript,
I think, at the London Metropolitan Archives and probably the Soc of
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society