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Re: NEW INDEX: DEVON COUNTY LUNATIC ASYLUM
I have just seen a probate record which says my Grandmother "died 11 April 1928 at Devon Mental Hospital Axminster" (Sic). This came as a shock as it has never been mentioned in the family. She did have a difficult time as the eldest son, who would have taken over the farm, was killed at Passchendaele in Oct 1917. My Grandfather died in July 1919 leaving her with 7 children, the eldest son 26 years old, and a very large farming enterprise to run. By 1928 bankruptcy would have been looming. I saw your reply to Catherine but is there really no provision to release a record to a proven descendant as we would like to know how long she was there?