What was ailing John Ratcliffe?

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Are there any Lancashire locals on Wikitree who can visit Lancashire Archives 


I am keen to find out why John Ratcliffe was in Lancaster Asylum and any other information the medical records may hold. I am in Australia and Lancashire archives have no record search service. They have provided the following information:

Records of the hospital as an institution are in the HRL collection, and an overview of that is here (see here for a list of individual items) and there are some casebooks for that period within HRL/4.

There are some records dealing with lunacy in the Quarter Sessions records at QAM (and a list of those items is here) with some material on Lancaster Asylum at QAM/1

I'm currently at a dead end but very keen to find out what illness John had plus any other information on his cause of death and length of time spent at the asylum.

WikiTree profile: John Ratcliffe
in Genealogy Help by Danielle Hawker G2G5 (5.5k points)

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