Genealogy in Hertfordshire

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Registering Homes for the Mentally Insane

From the Hertfordshire Mercury

 16th November 1850




Much Hadham

The follow cuttings name the people responsible for overseeing premises licensed for the reception of Insane People in Hertfordshire.


People Mentioned


James Smith, Surgeon & Apothecary, Much Hadham


Justices of the Peace

Thomas Stead Carter, Esq., Moor Place, Much Hadham

Frederick Vander Meulen, Esq., Bishops Stortford

Robert Hanbury, Esq., Poles, near Ware

George Smith Thornton, Esq., Amwell-bury, Ware

William Parker, Esq., Ware Park, Ware

Rev. William Adams, Throcking, Buntingford

Rev. Thomas Timothy Lane Bayliff, Albury Vicarage, near Bishops Stortford


John Davies, Physician, Hertford

R. D. J. Evans, Surgeon, Hertford


John Marchant, Gentleman, Ware

Story, Clerk of the Peace


People Mentioned


James Quilter Rumball, Harpenden

Arthur Griffin Rumball, Harpenden


Justices of the Peace

Samuel Reynolds Solley, Serge-hill, near St Albans

George Robert Marten, Marshalls Wick, Sandridge

John Hawkins, Byelands, Redbourn

John Kinder, Sandridge Bury

Francis Wigg, Park-street, near St Albans

Rev. Dr. Bowen

Rev. Dr. Nicholson


John Thomas Lipscomb, Surgeon

William Henry Evans, Surgeon


James Annesley Dorant, Gentleman, St Albans

Story, Clerk of the Peace

See Early Mad Houses in St Albans and Harpenden

& The Patients at Harpenden Hall, Harpenden, 1851-1901

Cuttings from the British Newspaper Archive

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