About 1816, Stephen Catherall was admitted to the Manchester Asylum. He was discharged .
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:
continues deranged in mind
continues in the same state of mind...
...does not appear to suffer pain, but no information can be obtained
...seems to be sinking fast from exhaustion... he is perfectly maniacal
... is perfectly imbecile
Attacked with Apoplexy about 12 o'clock today, and died within two hours – he appeared well as usual this morning, and took his breakfast well
After a Post Mortem at the Asylum, Stephen was taken by the family and buried at St Mary's, Illingworth, [22nd October 1841]
Revised 19:51 /6th August 2019 / mmc415 / 5612
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