I have recently completed indexing the admission registers for the Devon County Lunatic Asylum, Exminster. The index records all of the 13,710 admissions for the period 1845-1916, by alphabetical order & records: Surname; Christian name; Date of Admission; Place of Residence, & where stated, Age, & Occupation.
I have also provided a synopsis of the patient documents available 1845-1916 for researchers to consult & details on how to find these in the South West Heritage Trust's online & search room catalogues.
The index is available now in paper form at the Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter & online at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Exminster (scroll down to "Medical Records" or click the link to the right of the Exminster map), or by typing http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Asylum into your browsers search box.
The index has also been made available to The Devon Family History Society on C. D. at the Tree House & should appear sometime in the future on the DFHS website in the Members area.
Jeff Ellis. 5615
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