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Samuel Joseph Heath


master brummie
I have found Samuel Joseph Heath on the 1881 Census and he is shown as a patient in General Hospital Summer Lane. Can anyone help please. Does this mean he was ill and a patient, or does it mean the Workhouse and that he was an inmate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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He would have been a sick patient,if you go to the beginning of the census entry for the General hospital you will see a large number of Sick Nurses are registered,and further back Surgeons and doctors.
Incidently he was born in 1870.There is no birth registered for a Samuel Joseph Heath in 1872,but official bodies such as hospitals often got ages wrong.