Stephen Catherall


About 1816, Stephen Catherall was admitted to the Manchester Asylum. He was discharged [1818].

On 10th December 1822, he was admitted to the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield.

The record states:

He has been insane about a month this time...

He remained in the Asylum until 4th June 1824 when he was

Discharged, but not cured, in consequence of his brothers having certified their ability to support him without parochial assistance

He was re-admitted to the Institution [15th April 1839]

(He) has been ill for the last six weeks, is very unstable, has thrown things at the other inmates of the Workhouse

His family were supporting him, on 5th June 1839 he was prescribed

to have a chop or fresh meat dinner every day, to have 3 glasses of wine daily

The records show a slow, but steady decline:

After a Post Mortem at the Asylum, Stephen was taken by the family and buried at St Mary's, Illingworth, [22nd October 1841]

© Malcolm Bull 2019
Revised 19:51 /6th August 2019 / mmc415 / 5612

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