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Highgate Infirmary- Henry Dicks

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Patricia Report 30 Apr 2013 16:53

Looking for Information on Highgate Infirmary.

Older brothers William and John Dicks were admitted to Leavesden Industrial school in 1878, Henry was admitted to Highgate Infirmary. This was following the death of their mother,further records showHenry being admitted to Leavesden School then readmitted to Highgate. Any idea why, also where can I find records for Highgate, i have found records for Leavesden school (under the St Pancras Poor Law) but have not yet found anything for Highgate any suggestions much appreciated.


Gins Report 30 Apr 2013 17:24

You could try here:


Eringobragh1916 Report 30 Apr 2013 19:00

You could try Islington Poor Law... Highgate Hill Infirmary came under their duristiction I think.


Patricia Report 30 Apr 2013 19:21

Thanks for the above, have now managed to find his discharge record 1888, still not sure why he was admitted to the Infirmary and not to the Industrial School/Workhouse like his brothers , might have to do another trip to LMA to view their records.


Susan Report 1 May 2013 05:40

You could try this site ..good reading