ROBERT MILLER dob 1851 Bexley Kent

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  1. BernardOC

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    Robert was born 1851 in Bexley (Registered March Dartford - Free BMD).

    I have tracked him up to the 1881 Census where he is still living with his parents, Robert and Caroline Miller, at 2 Mount Pleasant, Richmond, Surrey, employed as a Tailor.

    Can find nothing else.

    Could anyone help to fill in any missing information?

    Thanks

    Bernard
     
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    There is this one, age is a little out. FMP have transcribed his name as Maller.

    In the Workhouse

    Robert Mellar
    Relationship - Inmate
    Marital status - Single
    Age - 36
    Birth year - 1855
    Birth town - Richmond, Surrey
    Occupation - Tailor
    Registration district - Richmond upon Thames
    RG12
    Piece number - 622
    Folio - 117
    Page - 6
     
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    Following on from this, I wonder if he is the R.M. whose occupation is Tailor and birth year is 1855, a patient in the Brookwood Asylum, Woking in 1901:
    Piece 599
    Folio 25
    Page 44
     
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    Oooh you beat me to him :D it says he is a Lunatic.
     
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    Woking (1901 census) is in the Guildford registration district. Could this be his death

    Robert Miller
    Gender - Male
    Birth year - 1854
    Age - 55
    Death quarter - 4
    Death year - 1909
    District - Guildford
    County - Surrey
    Volume - 2A
    Page - 57
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for this info.
    FreeBMD has Robert's birth as 1851, but as you say it's only 4 years out. My Cousin who's also into family research has been looking at Brookwood Asylum records for another ancestor who ended up there so he may be able to discover something.

     
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    Robert had a brother Thomas who lived with his family in Guildford, so it's possible he drifted there when he left the Brookwood Asylum. Will check1901 Census to see if he shows up.
     
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    If it is he in the Asylum and he was a lunatic he probably died there. Once you were diagnosed as a lunatic the only place for you was the Asylum.
     
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    Ancestry has a record under the record set Surrey, England, Admissions to Brookwood and Holloway Mental Hospitals, 1867-1900:

    Admitted to Brookwood Asylum, Woking:
    Robert Miller
    Admitted: 7 Apr 1899
    Reception Order: 6 Apr 1899
    Date of Continuation of Reception Order: 23 Mar 1900 & 23 Mar 1901
    Aged 44, Single, CoE
    Previous Abode: Richmond Union Workhouse
    Union, County or Borough to which Chargeable: Richmond
    Date of Medical Certificate & who signed by: HF Chapman 6 Apr 1899
    Form of Mental Disorder: Dementia
    Cause: N/K
    Bodily Condition: Good
    Duration of existing attack: N/K
    Age on first attack: N/K
    Date of Removal, Discharge or Death: 20 Jan 1902. Not Improved.

    This ties in with the following, from the record set UK, Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912:

    7 Apr 1899 Robert Miller admitted to the Woking Asylum. Discharged 20 Jan 1902
    20 Jan 1902 Robert Miller admitted to the West Sussex Asylum. Discharged 10 Jul 1903

    There is possibly a missing record (there seem to be very few admissions recorded for 1903), because the next one is this:

    27 May 1909 Robert Miller admitted to the Woking Asylum. Discharged (died) 13 Nov 1909
     
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    Hi
    Hi,

    Thanks for all this detail. It makes sad reading.
    Hi. Thanks for all this info. It makes sad reading. In 1881 he was following his Fathers trade then it all went wrong.
     
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