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Holborn - British Lying-In Hospital

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Jacqueline Report 26 Apr 2014 21:23

Is it possible to view the records of this hospital on Ancestry? If so how!

Have been given details of one birth and would like to see the original.



patchem Report 26 Apr 2014 23:33

Some useful information:

British Lying In Hospital, Endell Street, Holborn (H14/BLI)
Founded in 1749 for married women only, it was situated in Brownlow Street, Long
Acre, Holborn until 1849 when it moved to Endell Street. It closed in 1913. Registers
of births and baptisms 1749 - 1868 are held by the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU (RG8/52)
They have been included in the International Genealogical Index. LMA has a delivery book 1856 - 1860 and case books 1905-1909

And ancestry does hold the records.

If you want to give us the name and date we can have a look for you as well as you looking, just in case you are missing out on something obvious.


Jacqueline Report 27 Apr 2014 09:43

Hi Patcham

Mary Daffen Jackson, daughter of Pheby, abged 22, and John Jackson, seaman, was born on 17th August, 1819, and baptised on the 26th August.

The settlement info. was New Castle?

My subscription is to and I just cannot find the Lying-in hospital records - probably "operator error" on my part.

Pheby and John had two other children, Carolyn Lloyd Jackson, 1816, and John Loyd Jackson, 1818, before John's death in 1819. If either of these children were born at the same hospital I am hoping to find more information.

At the moment I cannot find the marriage of Pheby/Phoebe and John, although it seems only married women were admitted to the hospital.

After John's death Phoebe married Richard Brigden in 1822, they are my grandparents.

Many thanks for your help.


patchem Report 27 Apr 2014 10:03

Sorry, my statement that ancestry holds the records should have said that ancestry holds some of the records and adds to them.

You might need to contact the LMA directly.

Or I might be missing something obvious.

This is what you have?
England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Mary Daffen Jackson Gender: Female Birth Date: 17 Aug 1819
Baptism Date: 25 Dec 1820
Baptism Place: St George The Martyr,Southwark,London,England
Father: John Jackson Mother: Phebe
FHL Film Number: 307692, 307693

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 27 Apr 2014 16:03

I am fairly sure the Lying In Hospital registers are not on Ancestry.

You can view them at (Subscription site)

or (Purchase by credits)



Joeva Report 28 Apr 2014 18:33

I found two births and baptisms for 2nd great aunts on Ancestry in the Non Conformist and Non Parochial 1567-1970 records, both in the Lying-in Hospital, Endell Street Holborn....
Harriet 1789 and Sophia 1794

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Apr 2014 18:43

Mike * Report 13 Apr 2014 14:54

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers

Amry Jackson ... ( think that should read MARY) see below

Birth Date:Abt 1819

Event Type:Baptism

Father:John Jackson
Mother:Pheby Jackson

Baptism Date:26 Aug 1819

Baptism Place:Holborn, Middlesex, England

: Holborn, British Lying-In Hospital Endell Street:


: Registers of Births, Holborn, British Lying-In Hospital Endell Street

Date of order of admission

11th Aug 1819 ... or could be 11th June
Jackson Pheby, wife of John - seaman - aged 22
settlement : ( looks like ) New Castle something

Came in Mid Aug
Went out on leave 17th Aug

delivered 17th August - Girl
Baptised 26th Aug - Mary

discharged 6th Sept
Recommender : Sarah Dolby ?

(was above relating?)

Chris :)


patchem Report 28 Apr 2014 19:17

Surely the settlement is Newcastle upon Ty(ne)?

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 28 Apr 2014 19:21

Well I have learnt something new today :-D