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ellen toker died NDL asylum, Dublin North, 1883

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sandra Report 21 Dec 2018 21:27

Ellen Toker, wife of the celebrated Mariner, Edward Toker, died in the NDL Asylum, Dublin North, in 1883, of Debility. According to her death cert, she had been there for 2 years. Her husband died 2 years later. I would value any opinions as to why someone would be admitted to an asylum in 1880s Ireland as I can find no records of her admittance. Neither does her death seem to have been mentioned in any newspapers, despite her husband's fame.


greyghost Report 21 Dec 2018 22:21

google for Reasons for admission to 1800's asylum - this one came up amongst others

Maybe her death was kept "quiet" because of her husband's fame ?


malyon Report 21 Dec 2018 22:22

Ellen Toker
Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

Name: Ellen Toker
Event Type: Death
Event Date: Apr - Jun 1883
Event Place: Dublin North, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1883
Registration District: Dublin North
Age: 66
Birth Year (Estimated): 1817
Volume Number: 2


greyghost Report 21 Dec 2018 22:35

It was also called the Richmond asylum when reading through. It reads that the records are held by the National Archives of Ireland