6. Medical Records

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Hospital records are not easy to find as all patient records are covered by the Hundred Year disclosure rule but there are items that you can find.  This chapter will give you the necessary information to learn what is available.  Gloucestershire is well provided with asylum records for the 19th century and these can make for fascinating reading, especially if one of the sufferers is an ancestor of yours.

This chapter contains details on:

  • early cholera epidemics
  • smallpox epidemics
  • vaccinations
  • cottage,  isolation and VAD hospitals
  • list of Gloucestershire hospitals
  • Gloucestershire and Bristol asylums
  • pauper lunatics
  • case notes
  • lunatics’ estates

Index to Chapter 5:

  •  admission book…………………………………….. 11
  • Anti-Vaccination League……………………….. 6
  • asylums…………………………………………………. 13
  • AVRIS…………………………………………………….. 14
  • Badgworth…………………………………………….. 14
  • Badminton…………………………………………….. 12
  • BAILEY………………………………………………….. 15
  • BALL………………………………………………………… 7
  • Barnwood House………………………. 10, 15, 19
  • BEALE……………………………………………………. 14
  • Berkeley………………………………… 2, 10, 11, 23
  • Bethlem………………………………………………….. 13
  • Bisley…………………………………………………. 9, 22
  • Bitton……………………………………………………… 12
  • BLISS………………………………………………………. 14
  • Board of Guardians………………………. 3, 4, 14
  • Boddington……………………………………………. 12
  • Bourton on the Water…………………….. 12, 22
  • BREWER………………………………………………….. 4
  • Bristol………………………………………………………. 2
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary………………………… 10
  • Brockworth………………………………………….. 2, 9
  • BROWN…………………………………………………. 18
  • BUCKLE…………………………………………………… 4
  • BULLOCK………………………………………………… 4
  • BUNTING……………………………………………… 14
  • burial grounds………………………………………… 9
  • BUTLER…………………………………………………… 7
  • case books……………………………………………… 15
  • Cashes Green…………………………………………. 9
  • census…………………………………………………….. 18
  • CHANDLER………………………………………….. 15
  • Charlton…………………………………………… 14, 15
  • Charlton Kings……………………………………… 22
  • Cheltenham………………………. 5, 9, 12, 14, 22
  • chicken pox……………………………………………… 2
  • Chipping Campden……………………………… 12
  • Chipping Sodbury……………………………. 9, 12
  • cholera……………………………………………………… 3
  • Cinderford…………………………………………….. 22
  • Cirencester………………………… 2, 9, 12, 22, 23
  • Coberley………………………………………….. 10, 23
  • COLE………………………………………………………… 4
  • Coleford…………………………………………………… 9
  • COLLIER………………………………………………….. 4
  • conscientious objectors…………………………… 7
  • County Asylums Act……………………………. 14
  • County Lunatic Asylum………………………. 15
  • COX………………………………………………………… 14
  • Cranham……………………………………………. 9, 22
  • cretin………………………………………………………. 18
  • Cubberly……………………………………………….. 14
  • DANCE………………………………………………….. 14
  • DAVIS………………………………………………………. 4
  • Didmarton…………………………………………… 6, 9
  • diphtheria………………………………………………… 3
  • discharge book………………………………………. 11
  • Dowdeswell………………………………………….. 13
  • Downend………………………………………………. 12
  • DOWNES…………………………………………………. 4
  • Dumbleton……………………………………………. 12
  • DURBIN…………………………………………………. 14
  • Dursley……………………………………………………. 5
  • East Dean………………………………………………. 22
  • EDGWICK……………………………………………….. 4
  • EDWARDS………………………………………………. 4
  • Elmstone Hardwick……………………………….. 9
  • Fairford……………………………………………. 13, 22
  • FARLEY…………………………………………………. 14
  • First County Lunatic Asylum……………… 15
  • FISHER…………………………………………………… 14
  • Fishponds……………………………………………… 13
  • Forthampton…………………………………………. 12
  • Frampton Cotterell……………………………….. 13
  • German measles……………………………………… 2
  • Gloucester………….. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 22, 23
  • Gloucester Infirmary…………………………….. 10
  • Gloucestershire Health Authority………. 23
  • GRIFFITHS………………………………………………. 4
  • GROVES………………………………………………… 14
  • HALL……………………………………………………….. 7
  • Hanham………………………………………………… 13
  • HANLEY…………………………………………………. 4
  • HARDING…………………………………………….. 14
  • Harnhill…………………………………………………… 5
  • HARRIS……………………………………………………. 4
  • HAYWARD…………………………………………… 17
  • Hempsted……………………………………………….. 9
  • HIGNELL………………………………………………. 14
  • HITCHINS…………………………………………….. 14
  • HOLDER………………………………………………….. 7
  • HOPTON……………………………………………….. 14
  • Hucclecote………………………………………………. 9
  • HUGGINS……………………………………………….. 4
  • HUGHES……………………………………………….. 14
  • HYAMS………………………………………………….. 14
  • idiot………………………………………………………… 18
  • imbecile………………………………………………….. 18
  • infectious diseases………………………………….. 2
  • influenza………………………………………………….. 3
  • Innsworth………………………………………………… 9
  • JAKWAY………………………………………………… 15
  • JENNER…………………………………………………… 4
  • KEMMETT…………………………………………….. 14
  • KIBBLE…………………………………………………… 14
  • LANE……………………………………………………….. 4
  • Lechlade………………………………………………….. 2
  • Leckhampton………………………………….. 12, 15
  • Leighterton……………………………………………. 17
  • LEIGHTON……………………………………………… 4
  • lepers………………………………………………………… 2
  • LEWIS………………………………………………………. 4
  • Littledean………………………………………………… 9
  • LLOYD…………………………………………………… 14
  • log books………………………………………………….. 2
  • Long Newnton……………………………………… 23
  • Longford………………………………………………….. 9
  • lunatic……………………………………………………. 18
  • lunatic’s estates…………………………………….. 21
  • Lydbrook……………………………………………….. 23
  • Lydney…………………………………………….. 12, 23
  • MAJOR…………………………………………………….. 4
  • MALLARD…………………………………………….. 14
  • MASON…………………………………………………. 13
  • MATTHEWS……………………………………………. 4
  • McKENZIE………………………………………………. 4
  • Moreton in Marsh………………… 9, 10, 12, 23
  • MORGAN……………………………………………… 14
  • moron…………………………………………………….. 18
  • Nailsworth………………………………………. 12, 18
  • NICHOLLS………………………………………………. 4
  • NORRIS…………………………………………………. 14
  • Northleach…………………………………………….. 23
  • Over……………………………………………………. 9, 22
  • PAIGE…………………………………………………….. 14
  • Painswick………………………………………….. 9, 23
  • PENTON……………………………………………….. 18
  • pest house………………………………………………… 9
  • PHELPS……………………………………………………. 4
  • PITT………………………………………………………….. 4
  • plague………………………………………………………. 3
  • Poor Law Unions………………………………….. 14
  • PRATT……………………………………………………. 14
  • Prestbury……………………………………………….. 14
  • PRESTON………………………………………………. 14
  • private asylum………………………………………. 13
  • Quenington…………………………………………… 23
  • REID…………………………………………………………. 4
  • ROBINS………………………………………………….. 14
  • Rodborough…………………………………………….. 2
  • Saint Briavels……………………………………….. 12
  • scarlet fever……………………………………………… 2
  • Second County Lunatic Asylum…………. 15
  • Sharpness……………………………………………….. 9
  • smallpox………………………………………………. 3, 4
  • SMITH……………………………………………………… 4
  • St. Margaret’s Hospital…………………………… 9
  • Standish…………………………………………… 10, 23
  • Stapleton……………………………………………….. 13
  • Stonehouse……………………………………………. 12
  • Stow on the Wold…………………………. 2, 9, 12
  • Stroud…………………………………………… 6, 12, 23
  • SUTHERLAND……………………………………….. 3
  • Swindon………………………………………………… 14
  • Tetbury………………………………………… 7, 16, 23
  • Tewkesbury………………………… 2, 3, 9, 12, 23
  • The Island………………………………………………… 3
  • THORNTON…………………………………… 19, 21
  • TOGWELL…………………………………………….. 14
  • TOWNLEY………………………………………………. 4
  • Tredington…………………………………………….. 23
  • tuberculosis……………………………………………… 3
  • TURNER………………………………………………… 14
  • typhoid…………………………………………………….. 3
  • Uckington……………………………………………… 14
  • vaccination………………………………………………. 5
  • Vaccination Act………………………………………. 5
  • vaccination certificate…………………………….. 5
  • VAD hospitals………………………………………. 12
  • VENN………………………………………………………. 7
  • whooping cough…………………………………….. 2
  • WILKES……………………………………………………. 4
  • WILLIAMS…………………………………………….. 14
  • Winchcombe……………………………….. 2, 12, 23
  • WINNEY………………………………………………….. 4
  • workhouse…………………………………………….. 13
  • Wotton under Edge………………………………… 5
  • YOUNG……………………………………………………. 4