Bodmin mental hospital

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  1. Genie1

    Genie1 Well-Known Member

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    I looked for somebody and they were in the above place in 1939 and I have no idea at the moment whether they married into the family or not.
    According to the informatio the person was married and born in 1863 and a miner.
    In the column OSP or I . The person was P. I presume patient. What do the other letters stand for?
    There was also an asterisk after the name of the person and a few of the other people as well.
    Anybody have any idea as to why?
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    'I' could be inmate,
    'O' officer, and 'S' staff, perhaps - all guesses
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Copied from 'googled' query :-
    column 5, headed O V S P or I. It refers only to institutions and means Officer, Visitor, Servant, Patient, or Inmate.
     
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    I wonder why there is an asterisk beside his name.Only a few had it.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    More 'Google' :-
    The asterisk (*) indicates the patient status in Demographics is set to "New."
     
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