Patient Case Study: Eaton, Jesse

In-patient, 1858

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RECORD

Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 4222 Date admitted 15 Apr 1858
Name Eaton, Jesse Renewed
Age 31 Under whose care Dr. Cowdell
Occupation Shoemaker Disease Consol[idation] of lung
Parish Charlton Discharged [No date]
Recommended by Rev. W. Harte Outcome Madness?
Note Ticket renewed by Thomas Bastard Esq, 10 June
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1

 

OTHER SOURCES

1851 census – . [The National Archives, HO107/1848, folio 358, p. 12; HO107/1853, folio 483, p. 19]

In 1856 he twice received extra poor relief from Blandford Poor Law Union:

  • 11 Oct 1856: Relief was given to the following able-bodied paupers: Eaton, Jesse, Charlton. Ill. Bowel comp[lain]t
  • 15 Nov 1856: Relief was given to the following able-bodied paupers: Eaton, Jesse, Charlton. Ill.

[Dorset History Centre, Guardians’ minute book, Blandford Union, BG/BF/A/1/8, pp. 24 and 36]

Lunacy order dated 5 Jul 1858, leading to his admission to Dorset County Asylum the next day:

Name Jesse Eaton
Sex & age Male   32 years
Condition Married
Occupation Shoemaker
Religion Dissenter – Independent
Abode Charlton Marshall
First attack Yes
Duration of existing attack One week
Supposed cause Religious melancholy

Attempted to destroy himself 3 times

Chargeable Blandford Union