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TonySurrey

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Belfast Midnight Mission
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:43:07 PM »
Am looking for any details regarding Sarah BOGUE, mother of Margaret. She appears to have given-up her daughter to Mansion Place in 1908 (=Belfast Midnight Mission). We have found the relevant birth record, Sarah's address given as 27 Malone Place. Is there a connection to the Union workhouse? Could Sarah have been referred to the Mission from there?PRONI are not currently answering any e-mail queries, where we believe relevant (1900's) Belfast Workhouse records are normally available.The Adoption Services site indicates the Royal Maternity Hospital holds admission registers ("... to 1943  ") for Belfast Midnight Mission <- not answering calls??

Has anyone here found access, for the 1900 to 1910 period, for any of these records that may reveal Sarah's background, maybe even the father's name!? ANY help MUCH appreciated.

Thanks, Tony.

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Re: Belfast Midnight Mission
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 09:29:26 AM »
Am looking for any details regarding Sarah BOGUE, mother of Margaret. She appears to have given-up her daughter to Mansion Place in 1908 (=Belfast Midnight Mission). We have found the relevant birth record, Sarah's address given as 27 Malone Place. Is there a connection to the Union workhouse? Could Sarah have been referred to the Mission from there?PRONI are not currently answering any e-mail queries, where we believe relevant (1900's) Belfast Workhouse records are normally available.The Adoption Services site indicates the Royal Maternity Hospital holds admission registers ("... to 1943  ") for Belfast Midnight Mission <- not answering calls??

Has anyone here found access, for the 1900 to 1910 period, for any of these records that may reveal Sarah's background, maybe even the father's name!? ANY help MUCH appreciated.

Thanks, Tony.

Hi Tony,
Please see below a short extract from a lengthy AGM report Northern Whig 28/3/1900. There is a reference made to the “locked ward of the Workhouse Hospital”.
There are lots of newspaper articles available most of which are pretty lengthy.  let me know if you would like have some of them although i’d Have to screenshot sections at a time as trying to screenshot a whole report in nigh impossible as the clarity of the font becomes unreadable.


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Re: Belfast Midnight Mission
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 10:32:13 AM »

Has anyone here found access, for the 1900 to 1910 period, for any of these records that may reveal Sarah's background, maybe even the father's name!? ANY help MUCH appreciated.

Thanks, Tony.

     I can confirm that PRONI should have the Workhouse records you need. They are on microfilm in the reading room which has the microfilm readers. The staff will show you how to identify the year you need.
 
Don’t expect too much from the admission records. It’s fairly basic information. The format varies slightly according to when the records were compiled but, in 1904 for example, you could expect to see:
 
1.     [/font]Admission number
2.     [/font]Date of admission
3.     [/font]If previously relieved, reference to last register number
4.     [/font]Name of Inmate
5.     [/font]Residence previous to admission
6.     [/font]Sex
7.     [/font]Age
8.     [/font]If adult, whether single, widower or widow; if child whether orphan, deserted, legitimate or illegitimate
9.     [/font]Employment or calling
10. [/font]Religious denomination
11. [/font]Whether disabled and description of disability
12. [/font]Name of spouse
13. [/font]Number of children (which appears to be the number of dependent children, as opposed to the total number of children the person has ever had).
14. [/font]Observations of inmate when admitted eg “Casual & clean” or “To the infirmary”
15. [/font]Date of discharge or death
 
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Re: Belfast Midnight Mission
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 09:31:31 PM »


The OP might be interested in this forum thread :- "Malone Place Hospital - a short history with notes".