James Guy

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  1. Amle

    Amle Well-Known Member

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    I am sure many of you will know what it's like when you want to know that little bit more, not something that is crucial to finding family.

    My James Guy was on the 1861 census in Brompton, Kensington.
    RG 9; Piece: 22; Folio: 15; Page: 21

    He was recorded as a patient and I am trying to identify the hospital. Screenshot 2020-05-28 at 08.00.22.png Apart from anything else I have a fascination of hospitals, especially London ones.
    Happy hunting to everyone trying to find their answers .
    Elizabeth
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Cancer Hospital. Brompton Hospital Estate.
     
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    This was the Royal Marsden Hospital, from what I can make out.

    This was known as the Cancer Hospital between 1851 and 1939 and was in the Fulham Road. See the National Archives Hospital Records Database

    The address is Seymour Row and from British History Online:
    :)
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Now known as the Royal Marsden :)

    Snap Jan!
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    The description is from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868).

    "Nearly opposite, in the Fulham road, is the Cancer Hospital, erected at a cost of £7,000, from the designs of Messrs. Young. Its principal facade, 130 feet long, is of white brick, with bands of red brick and terra-cotta mouldings."

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    https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/MDX/Kensington/BromptonHistory
     
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    Thanks Jan and Sue. I was suspecting it had something to do with either Brompton Chest Hospital or the Marsden. It just intrigued me that it had so few patients. I (without knowing) suspected it and James was linked to The Brompton Chest Hospital and perhaps TB. I wondered about Cancer Hospital as James went onto work for another 30 years with the demanding job of being a waterman! I guess though diagnosis weren't particularly accurate at that time. I like the thought of a connection to The Royal Marsden though, as I believe it to be an international centre of excellence and walking distance from my home.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    1851.... William Marsden, surgeon, turned his attention to cancer sufferers and in 1851 set up another small establishment in Cannons Row, Westminster. This grew to the Brompton Cancer Hospital (now the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road site)
     
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    Handy site here if you get an old hospital
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    https://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/alphabeticallist.html
     
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    Thank you so much:)
     
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