Tim Sunter's family history

A web log of my family history research


Two views of Winterton hospital

From ‘Mother Grumble’ June 1972 Two Views On A Mental Hospital In Winterton Hospital, Sedgefield, there are few wards – one female, one male and two mixed – where relatively normal people are kept as in-patients. They may be depressed, or hysterical, or nervous – and all have some mental problem; but they are in […]

Emma Sunter enters Winterton Hospital, 24th September 1930

From the brilliant Durham archives I received this information this morning: I checked an index to admissions to Winterton Hospital from 1920 to 1934 and I found the admission of Emma Sunter (no. 23047) on 24 September 1930 from area 9, Dist. 34, Jarrow. You mentioned that she died in 1978 but we only have […]

Lofty enters children home

From Durham Records Office, 16th June 2009: Dear Mr. Sunter, Further to your telephone call to this Office today I have established that a William Sunter, born 1917, son of Charles and Emma, was admitted to Stockton Union Children’s Homes in January 1921.  As discussed over the telephone, if you require any further searches of […]

1911 Census – Charles Sunter and Emma Marsh

1911 Census Charles Sunter And here it is.  The 1911 Census entry for 14 West Row Stockton on Tees. Whatever did we do before Google?  Now a Google Search confirms that Unicorn Yard and West Row were in the same place.  Google Earth shows that the location of this, and John’s birthplace in Brunswick Street […]

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