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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - FOCUS ON LUNATIC AYSLUM RECORDS -

If your an­ces­tor was a pau­per lu­natic, it’s worth check­ing to see if records ex­ist for the work­house or poor­house from which he or she was sent (search the Dis­cov­ery cat­a­logue at dis­cov­ery.na­tional ar­chives.gov.uk). Sur­viv­ing doc­u­ments may give you an idea of the length of time that your fore­bear was an in­mate and for how long he or she had been show­ing signs of men­tal ill­ness be­fore be­ing ad­mit­ted to the asy­lum.

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