Patient Case Study: Moore, Daniel

In-patient, 1851


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 1903 Date admitted 20 Mar 1851
Name Moore, Danl. Renewed
Age 12 Under whose care Dr. Cowdell
Occupation Disease Paraplegia
Parish Yetminster Discharged 24 April 1851
Recommended by Revd. J. Blennerhassett Outcome Incurable
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. 1851 census – Daniel Moore, ag lab, aged 12, born Yetminster, patient in Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester. [The National Archives, 1851 census, HO107/1858, folio 88, p. 36]
  1. 1861 census – Daniel Moore, invalided crippled, aged 20, unmarried, born Yetminster, living at Yetminster, with his uncle Thomas Childs, labourer, aged 56. [The National Archives, 1861 census, RG9/1359, folio 10, p. 14]
  1. “DEATH OF MR. DANIEL MOORE.–Mr. Daniel Moore, the well-known crippled tailor, has just joined the great majority. The deceased had lost the entire use of his nether limbs, and propelled himself about to his many patrons in a little wicker coach. His genial good temper and his great fund of humour made him a welcome visitor wherever he went. His age was 60.” [Western Gazette, 07/01/1898, p. 6]