Access To Mental Hospital Records

Mental Hospital Records and the Freedom Of Information Act (2000)
and Data Protection Act (1998)

Because of the nature of these records and the sensitive, sometimes distressing, information that they may contain, it is necessary to place strict access restrictions on records that name patients for 100 years after the last date in the record.  Staff records are similarly restricted for 75 years. Such restrictions ensure that the identity of a patient or staff member is protected and that sensitive and confidential information is not released for general access.

Health records are generally deposited with an archive repository by a local health authority and once transferred, they are held by the repository on behalf of the Lord Chancellor under s.4(1) of the Public Records Act (1958). Although restrictions to mental health records are applied and strictly adhered to at Surrey History Centre, as public records, health records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and access to them may be considered under the terms of this legislation.

Once it has been established that records relating to a particular individual have survived then a searcher may complete and sign a form requesting access to restricted documents. Surrey History Centre will then liaise with the appropriate health authority responsible for depositing the records and reach a decision as to whether or not permission for access should be granted. There are several exemptions within the legislation that can prohibit access to sensitive records being granted, although such exemptions are cited and explained and are subject to appeal to the Freedom of Information Officer in Surrey County Council and ultimately to the Information Commissioner.

It should be remembered that even though one family member may be keen to find out key information relating to an ancestor admitted to one of Surrey’s mental institutions, other family members, who may still be alive, could be a little more reticent at the prospect of such information coming to light. To protect the identities of third parties sometimes mentioned within health records, any references to third parties who may still be alive will be redacted or concealed from view – even if a general permission for access is granted.

For details on how to access particular mental hospital records please contact:

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ND

Telephone: 01483 518737
E-Mail: [email protected]

99 thoughts on “Access To Mental Hospital Records”

  1. john reeves says:

    hi, I would like to enquire about obtaining access to records of my paternal grandfather ALBERT EDWARD WILLIAM REEVES admitted circa 1933, died 1942. He was a WW1 veteran who had suffered a nerve gas attack and its after effects.

    regards
    John Reeves

    1. Kevin says:

      Hello John, I have only just seen your post. There is an Albert Edward Reeves age 52 buried in July 1942 in the now abandoned and derelict Horton Estate Cemetery in Epsom. This cemetery was used for the burial of unclaimed bodies. He apparently died in St. Ebba’s hospital. He is buried in Grave 2455A. Unfortunately there are no markers on the graves and a plan of the cemetery lay out cannot be found. I have a lot of information on this cemetery. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information. Best wishes. Kevin

      1. Thomas says:

        Hi Kevin
        Do you know what happened to people who passed away post 1955 at The Grove? In this case I am looking for an indication on my great-grandmother, who died in 1969.
        Tom

  2. Tracey Hurrell says:

    I am trying to find information relating to the death of my Great Aunt Lilian Mary Appleby nee Pullinger 1/8/1940 at St Ebbas Hospital, Epson. I would like to know where she is buried. She died of General Paralysis of the Insane, which I understand is a dreadful end. She has been a mystery and family secret for many years (shame I suspect) and we were told that she was a suicide, which is now obviously not the case. She appears, at 33 years, very young to have died of this disease and I am trying to ascertain where it was congential or otherwise. I would also like to know if our family actually visited her during her stay at the above mentioned Hospital.

    Regards
    Tracey Hurrell

    1. Angela says:

      Hi Tracey, I am many years late, however I live on the old St.Ebbas site and the burial ground is just accross the road near Hook area roundabout. You can find it on google maps. Sadly it is just a peice of land with trees and fencing. It was sold off by the council, however nothing can be done to the land. Gavestones have been removed so there is not much to see. They have a memorial to which people leave flowers and reefs. You can too find that on google earth images.

    2. Trish Rees says:

      Tracey, I have only just come to this site and your post is a very old one but if you haven’t found out what GPI is I can tell you (ex nurse). You may prefer a private answer. Trish Rees

      1. Tracey Hurrell says:

        Hi Trish,

        I’m sorry I didn’t get a notification that you’d replied to my post. Thank you for replying.

        Unfortunately, as a Genealogist I’ve learned that GPI is a latter, uncommon stage of an extremely common disease before the release of penicillin in 1948 (aka the madness of King George). I understand that the onset of GPI is usually 25+ years after contraction, as Lily was age 30 when she was admitted to St. Ebas, I suspect that her case was probably congenital, given her age. My family are not impressed by this theory and can’t believe that their grandparents could’ve possibly had a disease that was prior to 1948 as common as a cold.
        I’d love to hear your professional opinion.
        Best wishes
        Tracey
        [email protected]

    3. Kevin says:

      Hello Tracey, I have only just seen your post. There is a Lillian Mary Appleby died age 33 in St. Ebba’s hospital and buried in August 1942 in the now abandoned and derelict Horton Estate Cemetery in Epsom. This cemetery was used for the burial of unclaimed bodies. She is buried in Grave 1656B. Unfortunately there are no markers on the graves and a plan of the cemetery lay out cannot be found. I have a lot of information on this cemetery. I am sorry for this sad news. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information. Best wishes. Kevin

      1. Karen Pearn says:

        Hi Kevin , do you have access to check records ? I am
        Trying to track down someone who was in Horton Hospital around 1970/71 as a patient ?
        He was my birth father .

    4. Sarah Page says:

      Hi Tracey,
      I appreciate it’s a long time since you posted this but I’m hoping it reaches you! Lillian was also my great aunt. Her younger brother Albert is my grandad. I have been looking into her death as it is not really a clear account of what happened to her, poor woman. I would love to discuss this with you! My name is Sarah Page (nee Pullinger) x

  3. Shirley Bryant says:

    I am interested in finding more information about my great grand uncle James William Jay. Dorking Municipal Cemetery records indicate that he was an electrician who died at Brookwood Asylum in Nov. 1906 at the age of 60. I would like to know if he was an inmate or if he was working there at the time of his death?
    regards, Shirley Bryant

  4. Frank Hollis says:

    My great-grandfather, John Edward Hollis was admitted to Banstead Asylum in 1891/1892 and died there in 1929. Am I correct in thinking that I can access none of his records (not even his 120 year-old admission information) until 2029?

    1. vivian Marman Warner says:

      For a very long time, I’ve tried to gain access to my grandfather’s medical records, the events that led to his admission to Banstead Asylum, and where he was buried (or cremated} in 1915. I am now 82 years old, born in Edinburgh, and there are no other immediate family members alive. His name was Edward William Marman, retired chief petty officer in the Royal Navy. He was visiting his mother in London in 1913, suffered a stroke, and died in 1915. It was never discussed by my grandmother or my mother. I’d appreciate being able to pass on the details to my sons and daughter. I have no idea how my family survived without him. Thanks for your assistance.

      Vivian Warner

      1. Val says:

        I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

    2. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. You can access records, some are closed though from public search. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who also passed away there in 1929. They delete details of anyone else on the documents.

  5. Carolyn Taylor says:

    I would like to find out if my mother was a nurse at there during/ after World War Two. Her name was Maureen Drumm or Maura. She could have used a different sir name due to wanting to escape her unhappy past in Ireland. She died recently and I’m trying to piece together some of her experiences. She used to mention nursing a man by the name of Buz who had been injured in the war.
    Many thanks

  6. Heather Campbell says:

    My grandfather was a musician who went deaf around 1900 and was a stoker at Battersea Power station in 1901 and family legend has it that he was very depressed. By 1908 he was a boot maker and repairer with a little shop in Battersea. We don’t know how this transformation came about and I would like to know if he might have been regarded as insane and was sent to Earlswood to learn cobbling sometime between 1901 and 1908. His name was Horatio Guy Campbell; born 1863 who often went by the name of Sam. How can I check this out?

    1. Steve Hill says:

      Horatio GuyCampbell was my great grandfather, spouse Lydia Amelia Forrest and their daughter Violet May Campbell was my nan. Been doing my family tree and interested to know if this story about Horatio is true.

  7. Christine Howlett says:

    Hi there I am looking for information on my maternal side for William James Birmingham who died 25th November 1908.I believe he was 38 yrs old he was my gt grandfather.Thankyou in anticipation

  8. Mrs Daryl Chandler says:

    I’m trying to find out more about my husbands 4th Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Chandler – I think I have found her death in records that show it recorded 18th May 1868 at the Surrey County Asylum. I can give no other info except she was 67 years of age. I have no idea where the Surrey County Asylum was. I would appreciate any info to help me.
    Kindest regards
    Mrs Daryl Chandler

  9. Barbara Cullen says:

    Hi, I’m looking for more information on my grandfathers aunt who died at Holloway Sanitorium in 1925. her name was Anne Betsy Isabella Turnbull. She was never married. She was born in 1851 at Windsor castle, d/o John Robson Turnbull.

    Best regards and thanks,
    Barb Cullen

  10. Amanda williams says:

    I’m trying to find out if records for London county asylum Banstead rd can be found. My great grandfather Harry John skipper died there in 1911 , at the age of 39 of a disease which today can be treated. Thank you

    1. Josephine Hoenderkamp says:

      These records are kept at the London Metropolitan Archives

      I have just found records of a relative who died there in 1907 at the LMA

      I hope this helps

      Regards

      Josephine

  11. Wendy Couzens says:

    I am trying to find out all I can about my grandfather Alfred Charles Owen who lived in West Park, Epsom from about 1922 until his death in 1940. He had been a prisoner of war in Russia during WW1 and I am ultimately trying to find out what happened to him during his imprisonment but have no record of his regiment or military number. If you can help me in any way I would be very grateful.

    Kind Regards – Wendy Couzens

  12. Simon Davies says:

    I am doing some research on the men from our village of Cleeve Prior in Worcestershire who died during or as a result of the Great War and are remembered in the village Memorial Hall I believe that Arthur Gordon Sisam died at the Brookwood Asylum on 2/11/18 and is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetry in Woking.
    Any information as to the nature of his condition that led to his death would be gratefully received.
    Kind regards,

    Simon Davies

  13. Gill Belton says:

    My mother ,100 last year, says her happiest memories are the 4 years she worked as a nurse at The Royal Earlswood Institute on the epileptic ward.between1933 and1937. It would be nice to know if any record of heremploment exists or any staff photographs Her maiden name was Harriet Greenwood.

  14. Debbie Morgan says:

    My Grandmother, Caroline Alice Hoskins, was at Brookwood from about 1950 until her death in 1975. I never knew of her existence. I would like to know if anyone remembered her and if any records exist of where she was buried or where her ashes were scattered.

  15. Chris Simpson says:

    My Great Grandfather Charles Oliver worked at Brookwood, and my Grandfather Leonard Oliver was born in 2 Gas Cottages in Brookwood. Would any details about my relations be listed and available to see?…..

  16. Christin Haver says:

    I am trying to find information regarding an aunt May Iris Howlett, who died in Banstead Hospital in 1953. I have only just discovered I have this relative and as there are no longer any direct family around today I am at a lose to know how to find out what happed to her

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

      1. Jane McPhee says:

        I am Christine Havers sister and I paid to have May Iris Howlett’s history at the hospital researched. All I was told that she was admitted for schizophrenia and that she died of exhaustion at the age of 36 in 1953. They said there was a fire and all the records were lost.

  17. Dana Chucki says:

    I am interested in finding out about my grandfather, Piotr Chucki who was a patient at Nertherne hospital some time durig the 1970s and possibly before. He was born on 8.2.1919 and died in 1977. AS far as I know he was being treated for a form of Schizophrenia. I am interested in finding out what happened to him during the war and his life in Poland before he escaped.

    1. Kevin says:

      Hello Dana, I have only just seen you post from 2015. Sorry I’m late in replying. I am researching Polish military personnel who were in the Epsom Hospital Cluster during and just after WW2. I have a record of Piotr Chucki being admitted to Long Grove hospital aged 24 in February 1943, he had been transferred from Oxford, probably Ashurst hospital. He was discharged recovered from Long Grove on 19th May 1944. I have also seen entries in FREEBMD probably for Piotr relating to his wife and children. He was part of the Polish forces who escaped from Poland or Siberia and fought with British Army. These Poles were valiant, known for their courage and fought very hard against Nazism. In my view they were heroes. We are trying to get these Poles honoured and remembered. If I can help you further please e mail me. Best wishes. Kevin

      1. Dana Chucki says:

        Thank you so much for your reply! Unfortunately I’ve always hit a brick wall whenever trying to find out any information about my grandad, so the information you have given has been very helpful and interesting. What part of the military would he have been involved in and when would he have come to Britain? Also, were there any discrepancies with his name, perhaps different spellings? I’d love to be able to find out more and understand my family’s history.
        Best wishes,
        Dana.

  18. Roger Staples says:

    I have just discovered that my GGgrandfather’s brother died in Banstead Asylum in jul 1903. Arthur Frederick STAPLES b Aug 1871 Eden Road Norwood London SE admitted to Banstead sometime between Apr 1901 & Jul 1903. Buried 11 Jul 1903 Norwood Cemetery, London SE.
    I would like to know dates admitted to Banstead, date he died and what was his illness.

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

  19. D Blunden says:

    Frederick Blunden is listed in both 1901 and 1911 census as a single man residing at Epsom Union Workhouse. The 1901 census adds ‘feebleminded’ inmate

    I am seeking any information which you might be able to share. i.e. family information, date of admission, death date , burial place and cause of death. Thank you for your assistance in solving this family mystery.

  20. Stacey Bowen says:

    Hello,

    I am researching my family history and would like to know more about my 3rd great grand uncle. His name was Jacob Anthony Dalton, he died on 13 July 1908 apparently at The London County Council Asylum, Banstead, Surrey. He worked at The Hotel Windsor in Victoria Street Westminster before that. So I would really like to know what happened to him?

    Kind Regards
    Stacey

  21. carla casey says:

    Hello I have been trying to find my g g grandmother for years.her name was Maud.DOB 1890-? i know she was in one hundred acres banstead asylum in November 1919.she had a child born there catherine .i would like access to her records please.i think she died in the 1930s

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

  22. john ebden says:

    Good Afternoon
    I am trying to find the records of my grandfather George William Ebden born 1880 died 1966
    in Hundred acres.
    i understand that he was a long time inmate .. as we would collect him from the hospital
    and return with him that evening.
    All of his relatives have now died .. here is only myself and my sister still alive.
    any information would be appreciated.
    thanks again
    john william ebden.

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

  23. diane mckivett says:

    Hi My Granddad William Webb worked at Earlswood Mental Hospitl when he was a teenager, how can i dig deeper into what it was like to work there and any information on him.

    thankyou Diane

  24. Barry Sheppard says:

    I am doing a research on my Dad’s brother “Charles Albert William Sheppard , that we did not know he had. He died at the Epsom District Hospital in 1958 23rd April, cause was down as Obstruction of food bolus. He was listed as unknown address and a vagrant. Prior to this he was living in Chatham Kent I know in 1934 as he was the informant of his mothers death. It is possible that he was mentally ill as during the 1st World War he was discharged as being ” Unwell ” as being a very short period of service in France i.e 6months. So it is possible that this was due to shell shock or mentally unwell, any help to try and discover further how he came to be in Surrey or other contact persons involved in him being there would be gratefully appreciated. Thankyou.

  25. Terry Matthews says:

    My name is Terry Matthews aged 79 and living in Australia. I am researching the Matthews Family Tree and have found that my Grandmother, Annie Matthews was admitted to Banstead Lunacy o n 22 May 1894. If anyone is researching similarly who could throw some light on her admission, I would appreciate that. – regards Terry Matthews

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

  26. Valerie Joanne Agnew says:

    Searching for additional information on my Birth mother, for whom I did know and I did visit once, while she was in long-term care at West Park Hospital. My birth mother’s name was, Daisy Isabel Carmichael. She was in West Park Hospital in the 80’s. She died some time in the 80’s as well. Her funeral was taken care of by West Park Hospital. I was legally adopted when I 13. My birth name was Valerie Joanne O’Brien. I would like to know where she was buried so that I can visit her grave site. I would also like to know her birth date and the age she was at the time of her death. The Children’s Aid only had limited information on her. I was around 24 years old when she passed. She died of emphysema. If you could tell me these couple of things that I so desperately need to know, I would be very grateful.

    Thank you very much. I look very much forward to you response.

    Valerie Agnew

  27. Vicki Morphew says:

    My Great Grandmother was a patient on three different occasions from 1883/4.
    She was Matilda Parsons from Wimbledon.
    I would like to find what she was suffering from and who had her admitted. My Grandfather and his older brother were placed in the Cowley industrial school around the same time.
    I live in Western Australia so accessing the records is not an easy task, could you please tell me how I can find the details I am after.
    Regards
    Vicki Morphew

    1. Val says:

      I know your post is from a while ago (and you dont mention where your Great Grandmother was a patient) and maybe you have already got the information you need…London Metropolitan Archives hold some records from Banstead Hospital and maybe others in Surrey and they will search for you for a fee. I live in NZ and they recently searched the records for information on my maternal grandfather who passed away there in 1929.

  28. Chris Hunter says:

    Hi, I have a great grandmother who is listed in the 1901 census as being a patient at the London County Lunatic Asylum, Coulsdon. I have that researched that there was a Cane Hill Hospital in Coulsdon which was mental hospital at this time. Which is the best contact details for me to use to establish where the records are kept if they still exist and if i need to visit or can remotely access the records for a fee get someone to locate the records for me? Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Colin Wright says:

      Hi Chris….. I am also trying to find someone at Cane Hill at that time. Did you have any luck?

  29. Pauline Mitchelson says:

    am interested to find information about John Dennis. My mothers grandfather. He apparently had a brain tumour which was diagnosed in those days as a mental illness. he was put into a mental asylum and died there apparently but im not sure when. am estimating sometime in the 1910s. His daughter Hilda was born in 1905 and she was put into an orphange after his death as there were 3 children in the family and her mother couldnt afford to take care of them. Im not sure what year he died or which Mental facility he was placed in. They lived in the Battersea area.

  30. David Hogan says:

    Hi there. My name is David George Hogan. 04/02/1950. I have a list of Hospitals that i was in. The dates i have are as follows.
    23/10/1950 Downs, 21/04/51 Park Hospital, 03/08/1951 Cuddington Hospital. Queen Marys 10/11/1950.
    These are all the Hospitals that i was in from the dates 23/10/1950 till 29/09/1953. I am assuming that al the hospitals are in the Epson area except Queen Marys, which i believe is in Sidcup Kent.
    I was also brought up in the Hollies Children’s Home (Lamorbey Children’s Home ) in Sidcup Kent.
    I think the main reason i was in and out of Hospital was because i was born without a cleft pallet.
    Is there any way that i can get my medical records from that era.
    Thank you.
    David George Hogan

    1. Patricia White says:

      There was (maybe still is?) a children’s hospital called Queen Mary’s in Carshalton, which is not far from Epsom and Cuddington. I had my tonsils removed there in 1962 – so perhaps it was this hospital you were treated in?

  31. j says:

    park hospital is in Hithergreen lewisham it is closed now. But lewisham has a local history library that might be able to help.
    Macker911

  32. Claire says:

    Hello, I am looking for information regarding my 3x great grandmother Jane Izard.she was admitted in 1909 and died in Banstead in 1917. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  33. joanna kirby says:

    Hello, I am looking for some information on my Mother Barbara Elizabeth Low who was a patient @ Brookwood in the 1960’s

    Any information would be welcome

  34. Margaret Ibrahim says:

    I am looking for information on my maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Johnston nee Ireland, who was in Long Grove hospital, Horton Lane. She passed away there on 15th January 1950 aged 54 years from Myocardial Degeneration. I do not know when she was admitted but would like access to her records . Her grandchildren would like to know more about her.

  35. Geoffrey troup says:

    I am looking for my birthmother felicity woods who was admitted several times to st ebbas Epsom mental home aged between 14- 20 years old. I would like to know why she was admitted who was the person who was the person responsible for her when she was allowed to leave, what year she left and was she pregnant at the time.

  36. Colleen Suter says:

    I’m searching for information on my great grandmother Kate staples who died at the grove hospital, Horton lane Epsom November 1930 . My family was always told she died from getting hit by a bus but her death certificate shows a brain tumor and TB . I would like to know what really happened to her

  37. laura Pink says:

    I am trying to find out what hospital my Great Grandmother CATHERINE/KATHLEEN JERRY (was watkins) was admitted to in 1934 due to mental health issues. She was living in Kingston road, Merton, Surrey at the time. Her husband was ALBERT VICTOR JERRY and she had two children Margaret Joan and Wynford.
    Many thanks

  38. Jeanette Cowley says:

    I am looking for patients and staff who were in Longgrove Horton lane in the middle and late seventies.l was a patient in Hubert Bond House, then South View Villa,then Homestead Villa, finally ward E2 in the main building.l was in my twenties, my name was Jeanette Cowley, and my psychiatrist was Dr Malcom Wright.l would be pleased to hear from anyone who was there at that time.

    1. John Beagley says:

      Did you know my father David Jock Beagley Scottish former Charge Nurse on E2 around that time?
      My late Irish mother Kathy Beagley worked as Staff Supervisor in Staff Canteen.
      Both my parents worked at Longrove from late Fifties till it shut in 1992.
      I worked there from 1980 till 86 in Works Dept as a builder labour.

  39. Jacqueline white says:

    I am trying to find information regarding my paternal grandmother Lydia Smith. EE benson date of birth 7thMay 1988 dies 1974. My father who is now 95 would like to know why his mother was taken away from the family, which resulted in his and his two sisters being placed into orphanages. My grandmother husband was George Smith and she lived in Albany street London NW1. I look for way to hearing from you.

    Many thanks

  40. Meeta mackay says:

    Hi l started to work at ST Ebbas hospital in 6 /11/1994 and I’m trying to get my record from that year .They can’t get any of it. Can anyone help me please.

  41. Kelly says:

    I am trying to get information on my great grandmother Mayrood Roberts I believe was admitted 1928/29. Birth 1907.

  42. Kyla says:

    hi. i’m an a level media student in london england and would like to see some records of doctors and patients of mental hospitals in or around london for my documentary on mental health throughout time and possibly interview a few?

  43. Valerie cousins says:

    I am looking for my brother his date of birth was March 12th 1954 to 1956 his name was Paul William keeble and he went to the royal earlswood when he was 5 years old.any details would be appreciated

    My name is valerie cousins but my maiden name was valerie keeble
    Thankyou

  44. Gordon Murch says:

    Hello my Grandfather was for sometime at the Epsom Mental Hospital,Herbert Victor Murch.(WW1 Veteran ) He was a resident in the 1940s.He Died in 1964 and I would like to know if I can in anyway find out about the history of the treatment and what he was there for.His Son my Father is still alive at the age of 84yrs and I feel it would help my father understand why he was as he remembered?Any help would be gratefully execpted.Mny thanks Gordon Murch.

  45. Kim Oakes says:

    Hi there,

    Been researching some family history and I am looking for any and all records of a Russell Lloyd who probably passed away here in 1939 (he was a resident in the 1911 census).

    Many thanks,
    Kim

  46. Pat Wallbank says:

    Richard Dunscombe Meade 1876- July 1922 died Earlswood Asylum
    This man was my great uncle and there is no one left who would have known him, do I have to wait until 2022 before I can see if there any records about him? I have no idea if he was a patient for a long time or only there latterly.

  47. Lorne Owen says:

    Hi,
    I am interested in any information you may have about my ancestor Minnie Neels. She was born 1867, is listed living with her grandparents in 1871 – noted that she was ‘subject to fits’ and her death record in the parish of Reigate in 1881 listed her death place as Earlswood Asylum.
    I would be grateful for any information about her admission, condition and next of kin. Thank you
    Lorne

  48. Annette Kerr says:

    On tracing the family Kerr we have found that Charles Kerr ( born abt1867 birth place Colchester Essex) was showing as being in residence at Surrey County, Lunatic Asylum, Netherne Merstham on the 1911 England census. We cannot find a death record for him so was hoping your records show a death or release date. Hoping you can help or direct me to were this info may be available. Many thanks Annette

  49. Lucy says:

    Hi,
    I am a genealogist looking for information on a distant ancestor; Amelia Winifred Banks, a patient circa 1939.
    Would it be possible for any information to be given?
    Thank you in advance
    Lucy

  50. Susan Steele says:

    Hi I’m looking for any information about my Great Grandfather Thomas John Kendall who died at West Park Mental Hospital on 20th July 1938. He was born 27th May 1856 and was a master builder.
    I would be grateful for any information.
    Best wishes
    Susan Steele

  51. Helen Woodley says:

    I am searching for the records of Silvanus Gentle who died at Banstead Hospital on the 2nd January 1938. As so many above, of GPI. Having previously thought he was at Frien Barnet, his probate records mention Hundredscres which I believe was another name for Banstead. His burial place is unknown.

  52. Agata says:

    I am looking for information about my great grandfather Sitnik Michał.Was born in 1903He died on May 23, 1952 in Long Grove Hospital, buried in Horton Cemetery, grave number 1496d.

  53. June Baer says:

    I am looking for information on my great-great-grandfather, Ludwig Nitz. In the 1891 census he is listed as a patient at the Metropolitan District Asylum in Caterham, Surrey. I believe he died in 1892. Hoping to find out where he is buried and any other information I can on him.

  54. Carol Smith says:

    I am searching for records of my 2xgreat aunt Emma Reynolds born 1884 in Devon or Somerset.
    I believe she was admitted to Banstead Asylum in 1920. She was deaf and dumb from birth.
    I believe she may have died in 1946 Surrey Mid Eastern. I would be grateful for any information.
    Thank you in advance.

  55. K Chapman says:

    My grandfather’s grandfather was in Netherne from April 1912 to October 1912 (6 months) and his name was Peter Nightingale. I was wondering what condition he had at the time please. Thank you

  56. Alan Kingston says:

    My grandfather, George Thomas Kingston died at Brookwood Asylum on 7th April 1917 and I am trying to locate any records or details of his death.
    Can you please help me?

  57. james notval paul says:

    Edward Russel Colman,Born 1896-was resident 1907 to 1919 at the Earlswood Asylum,can you please give all details for him.
    Regards,
    James N Paul

  58. Mark Allen says:

    Hi,
    My x2 great grandfather John Lemon died on 25 February 1893 at Brookwood & Holloway Asylum.
    I have tried to locate where he was buried but without success. Is there any records on file that would reveal where he was taken to after death or where he was buried or if the Asylum had any burial grounds?

    Thanks,
    Mark.

  59. Sheron Wylie-Modro says:

    Hi, I would like to obtain health records pertaining to my grand mother, Georgina Webster maiden name Hazel (1872-1920). Married to Harry Webster. I understand she was admitted to Banstead Mental Asylum, Banstead, Surrey between 1910-1920.
    Many Thanks,
    Sheron

  60. Emma Herrity says:

    Hi. i am looking for information about a direct ancester, Edwin Franklin, who was admitted & died at Cane Hill asylum, Surrey, in 1894. I have no idea what he was admitted for & would love to know where I can ask/go to find out more. Thank you, Emma

  61. William says:

    Hi I’m looking to see about
    George Cullen in the late 1970
    And 1980s in Broadmoor
    Thanks William Cullen his brother
    Thanks

  62. sharon says:

    hi how do i get mental health records of my uncle for Belmont date from abt 1950 1960

  63. Carol raymond says:

    I would like to get information from a relative of mine who died in Warlingham Park Hospital on 8th May 1958
    Can someone direct me to the right organisation.

  64. Susan Lloyd says:

    I am researching George Henry Dixon (born 1864). In the 1901 census he was living in Arundel Terrace, Barnes with his family. He was an accountant. He died in the first quarter of 1908, (GRO Guildford district), and records from St. Marylebone cemetery where he was buried (with his brother), show his address as Brookwood Asylum, Woking. I would like to access any records there might be from his time at the hospital.

  65. Terry Bright says:

    Hello
    Researching family history, I have hit a brick wall with my paternal grandmother. I understand her maiden name was Isabella Vancouver and she married Edward Bright. I know she was in West Park at the time of the 1939 register and there is a Mid-Surrey death record for 1940 which may (or may not) be her. Neither surname is very common, but she is proving something of a mystery. Can anyone throw any light on her time in West Park?
    As the last surviving member of the family I’d love to find out more.

  66. Linda Botting says:

    Hi I am currently researching my family history and searching for records of my maternal grandmother, Alice Maud Botting. I have found a record for a resident of Brookwood Hospital Woking in 1939, Alec M Botting married, housewife with the same dob 12/02/1893. Looking at the register I believe this may be a transcript error and that it is my grandmother Alice who coincidentally seemed to no longer feature in the registers with my grandfather, Joseph Botting. I was also told that she died around this time due to ‘milk fever’ whatever that may be. lf there is a way I can find out more information and solve the mystery I would be very grateful.
    With kind regards

  67. Mary says:

    Hi my dad has been doing research on a man called augustus william tabuteau merrick and records indicate he died at the Warlingham Park Hospital in February 1955. Would you have any idea where he was buried as we cant find any info? Thanks

  68. Gill Sweetman says:

    I am trying to trace information on Francis John Liverton who died in Long Grove Asylum in 1910. He was buried on 9th July. Any information would be gratefully received especially as I see the hospital didn’t open until 1907 so he couldn’t have been there very long and his last child was born that year too. Thank you

  69. Stephanie Edwards says:

    Good Evening,
    I am trying to trace information on James Henry Edwards who died in Banstead Asylum (1877 – 1918) on 02/03/1891. Any information would be gratefully received, to go toward my family tree.
    Thank you,
    Stephanie

  70. Lynda Wagner says:

    Hi, hope you can help I would like information on Hannah Upson, who was an inmate at METROPOLITAN ASYLUM CATERHAM on the 1911 census. She is my cousin twice removed and is part of my family tree, from what I can gather she did not have a good life, put into an orphanage at an early age and I would appreciate further details. Thank you in advance

  71. Michele Powponne says:

    My great grandmother died in Brookwood Hospital Woking in 1929 her name was Fanny Cooley. Can I only acess her records in 2029? or is there any other way of finding out about her time there?

  72. jacqueline chapman says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for information about EDWARD CHARLES EARLY my paternal great great grandfather. He was admitted to Banstead October 1880.
    I can find on record of is death, but the 1891 census shows his wife Elizabeth is head of house and a widow.
    Any information you can provide would be really helpful.

  73. John Beagley says:

    Did you know my father David Jock Beagley Scottish former Charge Nurse on E2 around that time?
    My late Irish mother Kathy Beagley worked as Staff Supervisor in Staff Canteen.
    Both my parents worked at Longrove from late Fifties till it shut in 1992.
    I worked there from 1980 till 86 in Works Dept as a builder labour.

  74. Amanda Mcguigan says:

    Hello
    I am trying to find , the records of my great grandfathers time in Banstead asylum, Arthur john Barclay Holland / Wibrow ( Wybrow
    He dropped the Wibrow and used the surname Holland, but was known as Jack.
    I think he was there in the first world war, or possible the second world war, my Mother can not quite remember, he was buried alive with his horse ( Wiz bang ) he survived but ended up in the asylum for some time, my Grandad mother remembered visiting him there.
    It looks like his army records were among the burned records so we are unable to find any further details.
    His Uncle Ernest Holland Wibrow ( Wybrow ) was also there in the first world war.
    Please can you give me any advise where and if I can view his records.
    Kind Regards

    Amanda

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