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From: Lynne Howick <>
Subject: Re: [SFHG] Brighton County Borough Mental Hospital, Wivelsfield
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 19:24:08 +1000 (EST)
I appreciate all the information and will contact the
East Sussex Record Office to see how much information
I can glean from their records.
I appreciate the swift reply,
--- Sue Light <> wrote:
> The hospital had many changes of name. It started
> as the Sussex County
> Lunatic Asylum; became the East Sussex County
> Lunatic Asylum; Brighton
> County Borough Asylum; and then in 1919, The
> Brighton County Borough Mental
> Hospital. It was, in the lifetime of a lot of us,
> St. Francis' Hospital,
> Haywards Heath, but now is in new buildings that are
> part of the Princess
> Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.
> And to clear up one point - in earlier times most
> asylums had one block set
> aside to provide isolation care for patients with
> TB, those patients not
> [necessarily] having any mental health problems. It
> was just a convenient
> place of care, often in rural surroundings.
> Surviving records of the hospital throughout its
> life are kept at the East
> Sussex Record Office, and include admission and
> discharge registers for the
> period 1859-1964, and patient records 1859-1969.
> Despite recent changes
> brought about by the Freedom of Information Act,
> access to patients' records
> less than 100 years old is still restricted. Each
> case is considered on its
> merits, and although you might be given information
> of admission and
> discharge dates, it's unlikely that any personal
> clinical details would be
> divulged. Unless you're lucky!
> Sue Light
> (Lancing, West Sussex)
> On 8/6/05, Lynne Howick <>
> > Hello Everyone,
> > a few weeks ago I posted an email asking if anyone
> > any marriage or death information on -
> > LOUISA CONSTANCE HOWICK b.17 Jun 1870, Patcham,
> > Sussex.
> > Louisa was on every census from 1871 to 1901 in
> > family home, and was informant on her mother's
> > certificate in 1910 still, it seems, in the family
> > home.
> > After some extensive search I found a death on
> > 1837online for Louisa Constance Howick 30 Aug 1922
> > Brighton County Borough Mental Hospital,
> > R. D. age 51 yrs
> > I'm not sure if this is death of my Louisa but it
> is a
> > good genealogical fit.
> > Louisa died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, duration
> > knows. P.M. (does that mean post mortem) certified
> > Charles Planck. Are post mortem results still
> > available?
> > Does anyone have any information about this
> > is it possible to get admittance details?
> > who would have arranged the burial and where would
> > that most likely have been?
> > Any information, or suggestion, would be
> > received.
> > Regards,
> > Lynne Howick #8991
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