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Journal of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland
First Session of the fourth General Assembly
St. John's,
E.D. Shea, 1848
Colonial Government Journals

 

Table of cases treated in the Provisional Lunatic Asylum for the year 1848

Shortforms I'm using..... M = married, S = Single, RC = Roman Catholic, COE = Church of England, ? = Having trouble reading it, or unsure of the spelling, or..I just don't know. Here's a word that I haven't got a clue what it means, but It looks like it might mean "how long they've had this disorder" at the time they were admitted to the Asylum....Dcration{??}...It's used in the form of "Dcration at time of admission"....I'll note it as Dcrat= Dcration at time of admission. DOA = date of admission, SOA = State on admission, PS = present state, Rem = remarks Any { } are my own remarks. Also remember that this is for 1848, some of these people have been in there for years! - Ann (may be contacted through the contributor's page)

John Meager, 26 yr, S, fisherman, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - Menamania {?}
Dcrat - 10 mths
DOA - Dec. 1817
SOA - Health good, naked
PS - Health good
Rem - Mental state improved, cure probable.

William Tizzard, 25{?}, S, fisherman, COE
From - NF
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 7 mths
DOA - ?
SOA -health good
PS - healthy & clean
Rem - mental state good; cure improbable

Thomas Donavan, 30 yr, S, Tinman, RC
From - NF
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - 3.5 yr
DOA - ?
SOA - much emaciated , covered with dirt & vermin, in rags
PS - Consumptive {consumptive usually means TB}
Rem - mental state improved, will not live long

James Donavan, 30 yrs, S, fisherman, RC
From - Nf
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - ? yrs
DOA - ?
SOA - emaciated, covered in dirt & vermin, in rags
PS - healthy & clean
Rem- mental state improved, cure improbable

Edward Meager, 25{?} yr, S, carpenter, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 8 mths
DOA -?
SOA -In bad health
PS - health bad
Rem - mental state improved, cure probable

James Anderson, 45 yrs, S, gentleman, COE
From - Nf
Disease - Monomania
Dcrat - 3.5 yr{?}
DOA - ?
SOA - sick, emaciated, in dirt, vermin & rags
PS - dismissed
Rem - improved

Samuel Barry, 25 yrs, S, Shoemaker, RC
From - Nf
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - 2 yrs
DOA - Jan 19, 1817 or 1818 ?
SOA - ill & weak
PS - in good health
Rem - dismissed, much improved May 17, returned June 21.

Laurence Turner, 40 yrs, S, Artist, COE
From - England
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 3 mths
DOA - Feb 19, 1817 or 1818 ?
SOA - in bad health
PS - dismissed
Rem - improved

William Flarty {?}, 60 yrs, M, fisherman, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - recent
DOA - May 17, 1817 or 1818 ?
SOA - in good health
PS - health good
Rem - no change

Peter Tizzard, 23 yrs, S, fisherman, COE
From - Nf
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - recent
DOA - June 17, 1817 or 1818 ?
SOA - in good health
PS - health good
Rem - no change

? Whelan, 50 {?} yrs, M, fisherman, RC
From - Ireland
disease - mania
Dcrat - recent
DOA - ?
SOA - in bad health
Ps - dismissed
Rem - improved

Frank McDonald, 30 yrs, S, fisherman, RC
From Nf
Disease - epilepsy
Dcrat - recent
DOA - Nov. 30, 1817 or 1818
SOA - naked, in bad health
PS - under treatment
Rem - improved, care probable

James Nief {?}, 38 yrs, S, fisherman
From - Ireland
Disease - dementia, paralysis
Dcrat - 1 yr
DOA -Dec 1, 1817 or 1818
SOA - paralytic
PS - under treatment
Rem - improved, care probable

Mary Caroline, 80yrs, M, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania
Dcrat - many years
DOA - Dec. 7, 1817
SOA - extremely weak, in dirt, vermin & rags
PS - in good health, cleanly
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Mary Butler, 55 yrs{?}, M, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania
Dcrat - ? years
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA - In good health, clean, well clad
PS - In good health, cleanly
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Mary Mooney, 50 yrs, S
From - Nf
Disease - mania , dementia
Dcrat- 14½ yrs{?}
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA - emaciated, in dirt, vermin & rags
PS - health improved, clean
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Mary Philpot, 45 yrs, M, COE
From - Nf
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 4½ yrs
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA - A frightfull object, in filth & rags
PS - health good, very cleanly
Rem - mental state much improved, cure probable, from being quite a cripple walks about

Alice English, 35 yrs, S, RC
From - Nf
Disease - dementia
Dcrat - 2½ yrs
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA - extremely weak & ill, in filth & rags
PS - health much better, became fat, clean
Rem - mental state much improved, cure improbable

Catherine Whelan, 50 yrs, M, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania - hypermania
Dcrat - 2 yrs
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA - emaciated, in dirt, vermin, & rags
PS - health good, is fat; clean
Rem - mental state much improved, cure probable, dismissed Sept. 17 returned Feb. 2

Chrisrians Jarret, 38 yrs, S, RC
From - Nf
Disease -mania
Dcrat - 4½ yrs
DOA - ? 1817 or 1818
SOA- emaciated, in dirt, vermin & rags
PS - health good, cleanly
Rem - mental state much improved, cure improbable

Mary Donavan, 2 2yrs, S, house servant, RC
From - Nf
Disease - mania
Dcrat - recent
DOA - dec. 11, 1817 or 1818
SOA - emaciated, ill, in dirt & rags
PS - dismissed April 2
Rem - convalescent

Ann Power, 40 yrs, M, house servant, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 1 yr
DOA - Dec 21, 1817?
SOA - in good health
PS - health good
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Eliza Parnell, 36 yrs, M, COE
From - England
Disease - Lypermania
Dcrat - 2 yrs
DOA - Aug. 18, 1818
SOA - in dirt & rags
Ps - health good
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure probable

Ann Beenmore, 37 yrs, M, COE
From - England
Disease - Puerperal mania
Dcrat - recent
DOA -June 24, 1818
SOA - in bad health
PS - health good
Rem - mental state improved, cure probable

Mary Hanlon, 31yrs, S, RC
From - NF
Disease - lypermania, epilepsy
Dcrat - ?
DOA - July 2, 1818
SOA - epileptic
PS - unchanged
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Mary Smallcomb, 25 yrs, M
From - NF
Disease - puerperal mania
Dcrat -?
DOA - Sept 12, 1818
SOA - in bad health
PS - dismissed October
Rem - convalescent

Mary Butler, 50 yrs, M, COE
From - ?
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 3 mths
DOA - Sept. 13, 1818
SOA - in bad health
PS - in good health
Rem - mental state unchanged, cure improbable

Patrick Fripps, 21 yrs, S, fisherman, RC
From - Ireland
Disease - mania
Dcrat - 6 mths
DOA - Nov 20, 1847{?}
SOA -health good
PS - dismissed November 30, 1848
Rem - convalescent

Stephen Brazil, 40 yrs, S, fisherman, RC
From -Ireland
Disease - mania & dementia
Dcrat - 15 yrs
DOA - Jan 7, 1818
SOA - much emaciated, covered in dirt & vermin
PS - healthy & clean
Rem - mental state improved, cure probable

 

 

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