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DAVID Report 15 Oct 2012 14:18

How or where do you find records of inmates of institutions I am looking for a relative who was an inmate between 1891 & 1901 I only have a name & reference number from 1901 census



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Oct 2012 14:41

Which site did you find the census on? Although this site doesn't necessarily show the name of the institution on the transcription, others might.

If you care to copy the transcription, or give us details to find your relative ourselves, we may be able to find them on other sites, and give guidance about obtaining their records.

An alternative, if the site allows you, is to view the previous pages until you get to the summary page at the front. Most places like hospitals, work houses or Industrial or orphange schools could have a number of pages to list the residents, with the front sheet giving the address and name of the institution

EDIT - just noticed that this is your first post. Welcome to the Boards :-)


Andrew Report 15 Oct 2012 15:00

f it was a workhouse see

to see if any records survive



Adeline Report 15 Oct 2012 15:01

If it was a workhouse, this site might give some information about where its records are held.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 Oct 2012 15:28

Does David actually know which Institution is was?

"I only have a name & reference number "

Does that mean the name of the Institution, or the name of the relative?

Despite being a new poster, we must hope that David can find his way back to and post on the thread

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 15 Oct 2012 15:37

I found workhouse records at our local main records Office for late 1890 onwards. They arent online still but had to be looked at on microfiche and then copied off


Nannylicious Report 16 Oct 2012 23:02

One of my relatives was described on a census return as an "inmate" at the age of 10. It turned out his father was in the workhouse and he was enrolled at the school linked to it. The addresses were different on the census returns, one being for the address of the actual workhouse and the other for the address of the school.


DAVID Report 17 Oct 2012 13:03

I have a record number RG13/3442 the name is HILL WILSON WILLIS & is dated
march 31st 1901 from the 1901 census I am curious to know what he did
for him to be in an institution


Andrew Report 17 Oct 2012 13:17

This is the census record

1901 England Census
about Hill Wilson Willis
Name: Hill Wilson Willis
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Relation: Inmate
Gender: Male
Where born: Liverpool

Civil parish: Toxteth Park
Ecclesiastical parish: St Andrew
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Toxteth Park
Sub-registration district: Toxteth Park
ED, institution, or vessel: St Augustines Home
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 3442
Folio: 81
Page Number: 4

Large list of names.

St Augustines Home, Aigburth Road.

Appears to be a home for the elderly run by an Order of Nuns

Its not a workhouse.

Some info here




DAVID Report 17 Oct 2012 22:29

Thanks Andy much appreciated I was hoping that he was not a villain