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Why I use & recommend Findmypast
Annual Reports of the Asylums for the Insane often give (in addition to the patient's ship of arrival) their age, marital status, date of immigration, date admitted to asylum, and remarks such as 'discharged recovered', 'died', 'since readmitted', 'deserted by her parents', 'epileptic', 'emigrated to Sydney', 'emigrated to Melbourne', 'was in Maryborough', 'mother died in asylum in England', 'father insane', etc.
The list below (names and ships) was compiled by a friend who shares my enthusiasm for genealogy and family history. She has found evidence to suggest that the people listed below spent time in a Queensland mental asylum before 1886. She has not looked at later reports. Please note that this is only a partial list.
Explanation of names below:
ADAMS James, Scottish Knight
BAIN Margaret, Linlithgowshire
CHALMERS William, Duntrune
DALTON Susan, Scottish Hero
EGAN Annie, Almora
FALKNER Mark, Stacathro
GALSWORTHY George, New Guinea
HEXTER Martha, Dorunda
IVES Susan, Chyebassa
JONES Ellen, Melpomene
KELLY Johanna, Corona
LANE James E, Duke of Buckingham
McINTYRE Sam, Selkirkshire
MADDAFORD Henry ?, Dorunda ?
NIXON Edward, Sarah Scott
OBRIEN Mary Ann, Duke of Westminster
RICE John, New Guinea
SADDLER R, Albany
TENNYSON Thomas, Berwick Law
Genealogy is my business, so I charge fees for my time (regardless of the result). I've spent 35 years learning about (and indexing) original records. It also takes time/money to consult my index, travel to a record office in Brisbane, find the relevant source and page, and send you the results.
Option 1: If you want a digital copy of the Report of Asylums, my fee is $10 for one name listed above. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page). If more than one name is of interest, ask for a quote. Email or my alternative address, specify 'Asylum Reports Index quote please', and the names required. If you don't receive a reply, check your spam folder or contact me again from a different email address.
Option 2: I will (for a fee of $2 for one SURNAME plus $1 per additional SURNAME) provide source references (the record office, source title and year) so you can do the work yourself. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).
Other sources for asylum patients.
My other genealogy sites have lots of free advice.
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