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Re: Devon county lunatic asylum Friends
Thank you so much for your message.do you think these friends are named anywhere? my g.g. grandfather was John Parnell.As you can see he was in the asylum for 24 years, The records do make quite sad reading. When we visited we didn't really have a clue what we were looking for as regards records, so your work would have saved us a lot of time. His wife Martha followed their only child a son and his new wife to London and Martha died before John in 1896.
We did notice a few stones, but these seemed to be from the later date. I remember the cemetery being very overgrown you couldn't have walked through it. Maybe will will get to The Devon record office again we are in east Sussex.Many Thanks for your reply.