Patient Case Study: Hanham, Christian (or Christiana)

In-patient, 1851


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 1964 Date admitted 29 May 1851
Name Hanham, Christiana Renewed
Age 55 Under whose care Dr. Cowdell
Occupation Lab[ourer]’s wife Disease Ch[ronic] bronchitis
Parish Hilton Discharged 20 Jun 1851
Recommended by H. K. Seymer Esqre. MP. Outcome Not likely to receive further benefits
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. 1851 census – Christian Hannam, pauper, ag lab, aged 55, born Whitechurch, living with her husband John Hannam, pauper, ag lab, aged 50 and with 1 son and lodgers at Hilton. [The National Archives, 1851 census, HO107/1853, folio 42, p. 13]
  1. Christian Hanham, aged 57, of Hilton, died of bronchitis and buried on 8 Sep 1853 at Hilton. [Dorset History Centre, Hilton burial register, PE/HIL: RE 4/1, p. 48, entry 380]