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cathy52
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barnhouse 1916

Post by cathy52 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:14 am

i just found out my gt grandad died in barnhill poorhouse in 1916. where would he have been buried from there.

Falkyrn
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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by Falkyrn » Tue May 19, 2015 6:20 pm

If the funeral and burial was arranged by family it would have been somewhere either associated with the family or close to the last residence - by 1916 it would have been a local cemetery rather than a churchyard.

Unfortunately if the burial was arranged by the authorities it would have been the closest cemetery in what is described as "common ground" or the authorities had the power to "donate" the remains of the deceased for medical research.
~RJ Paton~

johnniegarve
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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by johnniegarve » Tue May 19, 2015 9:39 pm

Sighthill on the Springburn Road is the nearest cemetery.

Johnnie

cathy52
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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by cathy52 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:24 pm

thanks johnnie just seen your reply

cathy52
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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by cathy52 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:29 am

was barnhill just a poorhouse or was it a hospital aswell,or did you have to be living in the poorhouse for it to be on your death cert .

Corsebar
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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by Corsebar » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:57 am

Hi,
I believe it was a hospital as well as a poorhouse.
My g. grandfather died there in 1929. The address given on the Death Certificate for place of death, doesn't state whether it's a hospital or poorhouse though, only 657 Edgefauld Rd., his place of residence however is given as 119 Hydepark St., Glasgow. It was a Model Lodging House, obviously down on his luck! Cause of death was Cerebral Haemorrhage.
I noticed that the entry below my g.grandfathers one, was a lady who died in the same place within a day or two of him, she also had another address of residence recorded.

Ray

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Re: barnhouse 1916

Post by Currie » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:31 am

Just a few Glasgow Herald items regarding Barnhill Poorhouse.

1926 (Detailed report on)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 7253&hl=en

1986 (Back to the poorhouse)
“Between 1900 and 1945, Barnhill became less of a poorhouse, more of a hospital, ….”
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 8853&hl=en

1986 (Memories of)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 0144&hl=en

1986 (Records of)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 3275&hl=en

See also
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Barony/

Alan

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