Re: Richard May consumption?
Posted by Terry on 13/5/2020, 11:33 am, in reply to "Richard May consumption?"
Torquay was well known as a place to come for Comsumption/TB, many hospitals and convalescent homes were established but 1832 is rather early and I don't know of any such place around at that time. It was thought that the clean air and the clean sea was an aid to a cure- this was not the case but life may have improved away from the pollution elsewhere. |
Most of the hospitals/convalescent homes were established in the large villas and in one case an end terraced house.
The burial register is no help-
MAY Richard was buried:- 31 March 1832 age:- 34 notes/address:- of Lambeth, Surrey where:- Tormoham
Later on the name of the establishment tends to be used.
As far as I can see there is no gravestone for him.