Patient Case Study: Legg, James

In-patient, 1851


Hospital Dorset County Hospital Patient type In-patient
Number 1879 Date admitted 20 Feb 1851
Name Legg, James Renewed
Age 50 Under whose care Mr. Tapp
Occupation Lab[oure]r Disease Severe infl[amatio]n of eye
Parish Puddletown Discharged 5 Apr 1851
Recommended by Dorchester Union Outcome Cured
Source Dorset History Centre, Dorset County Hospital in-patient admissions register 1847-59, NG/HH/DO(C)/5/2/1



  1. 1851 census – James Legg, ag. lab., aged 58, widower, born Athelhampston, was a patient in Dorset County Hospital. [The National Archives, HO107/1858, folio 88, p. 36]
  1. James Legg, labourer, aged 58, died of consumption (1 year, not certified) on 28 June 1852 at Piddletown. [General Register Office death certificate]

Comment: The age in the admissions register is clearly incorrect.