Bristol Royal Infirmary

Bristol Royal Infirmary 1765 (Image in the public domain)


LOCATION  St. James, Bristol

BIBLIOGRAPHY  Alford, Henry (1890): The Bristol Infirmary in my student days, 1822-1828, Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal, 8(29): 165-91. Online. | Boss, B. (1995): The Bristol Infirmary 1761-2 and the ‘laborious-industrious poor’ (PhD. thesis, University of Bristol). | Clarke, C. (1985): Bristol Royal Infirmary. A personal study written to commemorate the first 250 years 1735-1985 (Portishead Press & United Bristol Hospitals). | Fissell, Mary Elizabeth (1991): Patients, power and the poor in eighteenth century Bristol (Cambridge University Press), especially chapters 4-7. | Gorsky, Martin (1999): Patterns of philanthropy: charity and society in nineteenth-century Bristol (Woodbridge: Boydell Press). | Levene, Alysa; Reinarz, Jonathan & Williams, Andrew (2012): Child patients, hospitals and the home in eighteenth-century England, Family & Community History, 15 (1): 15-33. | Loudon, I. S. L. (1981): Leg ulcers in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 31: 263-73. | Munro Smith, G. (1917): A history of the Bristol Royal Infirmary (Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith). Online. | Prichard, James Cowles (1820): A history of the epidemic fever, which prevailed in Bristol, during the years 1817, 1818, and 1819, founded on reports of St. Peter’s Hospital and the Bristol Infirmary (London & Bristol: printed for John & Arthur Arch; sold by Norton & Son). | Saunders, Charles John Godfrey (1965): The United Bristol Hospitals (publisher unknown): passim, especially pp. 11-23 and 30-32


  • 1851: HO 107/1950, folios 338b-347b, pages 1-19

ORIGINAL RECORDS  Bristol Record Office, ‘B’ Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Telephone 0117 922 4224. Website


The Bristol and Avon Family History Society has published an In-patient register index, 1751-1775