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RE: Fiona Bruce

Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:33 pm

[quote]Those parish worthies didn't hold back did they?[/quote]

I remember when I started work as a student nurse in a psychiatric hospital in the 70's the notes of some patients who were admitted years before were quite awful. I can clearly remember a considerable number being described as "this stupid woman" by the consultant psychiatrist. Let's hope things have changed now!

RE: Fiona Bruce

Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Yes, I've got some asylum records like that and mine date from the 1880s right up until 1939! Mind you in those days they thought epileptics were insane.

Cheers, FHA

RE: Fiona Bruce

Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:13 am

i liked fiona's episode, as i was interested to see if i had a connection with her tree, unfortunately, my Bruce family doesnt come from Rathven apart from one mae ancestor who was born there in 1826 but of Northern irish parents.
i may also have Bruce ancestors in scotland but before the 1750's so nothing concrete yet!
just have to wait for my uncle to find the tree in a box in his house!
looking forward to zoe wannamaker

Re: Fiona Bruce

Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:47 pm

I failed to save the programme and I wonder if anyone can remind me of the RGA Battery number her ancestor was in when he was killed please?
Alan
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