Record of Lunatics in the Temporary Asylum in the City and Parish of Saint John,
from 1st January to 31st December, 1840
Contributed by Joan Pearce
 
 
Source: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, The Proceedings of The Legislative Assembly, New Brunswick, 1840
 
The records are set out in table format in the Legislative Assembly proceedings.
 
Name
Age
Place of Nativity
Character
of the Disease on Admission
Date of Admis-
sion
Date and Condition at Final Discharge or Death
Remaining at 31st Dec and in What Condition
Misc. Remarks, Where From, Where
Mary Homey
27
County Galway
Idiocy
14th Nov 1835
-
Remaining unimproved
Ireland, Direct
William Austin
53
City Cork
Epilepsy
6th Feb 1836
-
Remaining unimproved
King's Ward, City
Jane Thorpe
30
Saint John
Idiocy
1st Jan 1836
-
Remaining unimproved
Duke's Ward, City
Thomas York (Col'd)
24
Saint John
Idiocy
7th Apr 1837
-
Remaining unimproved
Sidney Ward, City
Ann Gervin
34
Connaught
Ordinary Insanity
31th May 1837
-
Remaining unimproved
Charlotte County Gaol
Peter Hopper
43
Westmor-land, N.B.
 
20th Aug 1837
-
Remaining unimproved
Westmorland County Gaol
Crazy Molly (absent)
54
Unknown
Idiocy
12th Sep 1837
-
Remaining unimproved
York County
Patrick McCormick
45
Co. Tyrone
Idiocy
3rd Jan 1838
-
Died 23rd Jan 1840
King's Ward, City
Simon Steves
26
County Kings, NB
Epilepsy
29 Jan 1838
-
Died 8th Jan 1840
Kings County Gaol
Mary White
58
St. Andrews, NB
Delerium Tremens
29th Jan 1838
-
Rem. very much improved
St. John Co. Gaol
William M. Scribner
27
Kings Co., NB
Epilepsy
20th Jun 1838
-
Remaining unimproved
Kingston, Kings Co.
Jane Seymore
36
Cork
Delerium Tremens
26th Jan 1839
-
Cured and dis. April 30, 1840
Queens Ward, City.
James Watson
43
Glasgow
Idiocy
5th Feb 1839
-
Remaining unimproved
Scotland, direct
James Elioft
17
County Derry
Idiocy
12th Feb 1839
-
Remaining unimproved
Fredericton, York Co.
Michael McNamara
17
Leitrim
Extra-ordinary Insanity
20th Mar 1839
-
Cured & dis. May 25, 1840
King's Ward, City
Hannah Driscoll
36
Cork
Idiocy
24th May 1839
-
Remaining unimproved
Fredericton, York Co.
Bridget Fehelay
-
Tipperary
Ordinary Insanity
29th Jul 1839
Died 27th Sep 1840
-
Charlotte County
Henrietta Latham
44
Somersetshire (Eng.)
Furiously Mad
14th Aug 1839
-
Rem. very much imp'd
Carleton Co.
Maria Moore
26
Ipswich (Eng.)
Ordinary Insanity
28th Aug 1839
-
Remaining very much imp'd
Charlotte Co. Gaol
Alice Mahar
41
County Fermanah
Ordinary Insanity
15th Oct 1839
-
Rem. much improved
Oromocto, Sun. Co.
Elizabeth Ferriter
31
Kerry
Imbecile
14 Nov 1839
-
Remaining unimproved
Parish Portland
Elizabeth Bell
16
London
Ordinary Insanity
1st Dec 1839
Died 12th May 1840
-
King's Ward, City
Bridget Campbell
25
County Donegal
Imbecility
9th Dec 1839
Dis. April 6, re-ad. May 7, 1840
Much imp. & dis. to fr.Sept. 17
Ireland, direct
William Barclay
31
Aberdeen
Ordinary Insanity
21th Dec 1839
-
Much imp. & dis. to ft. 4th Aug.
Westmorland County
Archibald Murdock
64
Stirlingshire (Scot)
Ordinary Insanity
1st Jan 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Parish Portland
John Ruggles
70
Essex (Eng.)
Ordinary Insanity
1st Jan 1840
Died 22nd Nov 1840
-
Windsor, Nova Scotia
Sarah Elston
54
City Cork
Ordinary Insanity
1st Jan 1840
-
Remaining much improved
Dukes Ward, City
Mary Crowley
47
Cork
Epiliptic Insanity
1st Jan 1840
-
Much imp. & dis. Apr. 6 ‘40
Ireland, direct
Jane Fitzgerald
21
County Donegal
Epilepsy
7th Jan 1840
-
Cured & dis. May 5, 1840
Parish Portland
Ellen Pierce
19
Mayo
Ordinary Insanity
8th Jan 1840
-
Cured & dis. 28th Sep'40
lrelend, direct
Patrick Kelly
28
Wexford
Furiously mad
15th Jan 1840
Discharged Mar 9, re-ad Jul 3, escaped Aug 22, re-ad Oct 29, 1840
Remaining improved
Parish Portland
John McCarthy
68
Cork
Ordinary Insanity
17th Jan 1840
-
Cured and dis. 29th Jan 1840
Parish Portland
Henry Bryant
35
Saint John
Imbecility
17th Jan 1840
-
Impr. & escaped June 22'40
Kings Ward, City
Richard McDonald
44
Co. Kilkenny
Ordinary Insanity
12th Feb 1840
-
Very much im. & dis. Feb 26
Charlotte County
George Bird
16
London
Imbecility
14th Feb 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
England, direct
Robert Harper
41
Halifax, N.S.
Imbecility
15th Feb 1840
Dis. Mar 13, re-ad Mar. 26'40
Died 23 Jun 1840
Kings Co.
Martin Faby
42
Saint John
Furiously Mad
6th Mar 1840
-
Cured & dis. April 27, 1840
Kings County Gaol
Thomas Lyford
30
County Cork
Furiously Mad
6th Feb 1836
-
Remaining improved
Carleton County
Daniel McCarty
21
City Cork
Cork Ordinary Insanity
20th Mar 1840
-
Very much imp. & dis. Mar. 27
Parish Portland
James Mullen
30
Tyrone
Ordinary Insanity
24th Mar 1840
-
Remaining cured
Dukes Ward, City
Thomas McGowan
25
Donegal
Ordinary Insanity
26th Mar 1840
Very much im. & dis. Apr. 26
-
Sunbury County
William M. Hazen
50
Sunbury, N.B.
Ordinary Insanity
28th Mar 1840
Cured & dis. Apr 24 1840
-
Sunbury County
William H. Smith
18
Windsor, N.S.
Ordinary Insanity
6th Apr 1840
Dis. Apr 25, re-ad May 11 '40
Very much im. & dis. June 6
Kings County
William McNamara
23
County Cork
Ordinary Insanity
13th Apr 1840
Cured & dis. May 4, 1840
-
St. John Co. Gaol
Peter Clarke
50
Woodstock, N.B.
Ordinary Insanity
28th Apr 1840
-
Remaining cured
Carleton County
Edward Beardslee
47
County Cork
Furiously Mad
17th May 1840
-
Remaining much imp.
Carleton County
Alex'r S. Garden
45
York, N.B.
Ord. Insanity
12th Jun 1840
-
Very much imp. & abs'd from parole Aug. 14, '40
York Co.
Henry Brown
32
Queens Co. N.B.
Ordinary Insanity
13th Jun 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Queens County
Mary Killeher
25
Cork
Furiously Mad
14th Jun 1840
Cured & dis. Jun 23, 1840
-
Ireland, direct
Charles Clarichew
49
Aberdeen (Scot.)
Imbecility
20th Jun 1840
Unimp. & dis. to fr. Jun 21, '40
-
Queens Ward
Mary Ann McCarty
22
Dublin
Ordinary Insanity
25th Jun 1840
Cured & dis. Aug. 10, 1840
-
Sunbury County
Mary Willwood
45
County Caven
Furiously Mad
26th Jun 1840
-
Remaining improved
Kent County
Catherine Dillon
25
Galway
Ordinary Insanity
2nd Jul 1840
Cured & dis. 16 Dec'40
-
Ireland, direct
Mary Corker
49
Carlow
Delirium Tremeus
10th Jul'40
Esc. Jul 17, re-ad Oct. 18
Cured & Dis. 2 Nov'40
Queens Ward
Elizabeth Wallace
30
Fredericton, N. B.
Ordinary Insanity
11 Jul 1840
-
Imp. & Dis. to fr. Aug 14 '40
Parish Portian
Sarah Henderson
28
Co. Charlotte
Ordinary Insanity
28th Jul 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Charlotte County
Sarah Bell
23
Quebec
Ordinary Insanity
10th Aug 1840
-
Rem. very much imp'd
Quebec, direct
Hester Rogers
16
Co. Donegal
Ordinary Insanity
18th Aug 1840
-
Cured & dis. Oct 11, 1840
Queens Ward
Edward Gamble
44
-
Fermanah Delirium Tremens
22nd Aug 1840
Dis. 7 Sep, re-ad Dec 22 1840
Rem. very much imp'd
St. John County Gaol
Noah Bleakney
28
Westmorland
Ordinary Insanity
29th Aug 1840
-
Remaining improved
Westmorland County
Isaac Miller
70
Cornwallis, N.S.
Ordinary Insanity
18th Sep 1840
-
Remaining improved
York County
James McGuire
30
County Tyrone
Ordinary Insanity
1st Oct 1840
-
Rem. very much imp'd
Ireland, direct
James Hall
8
Halifax, N.S.
Imbecility
1st Oct 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Halifax & U. States
Catherine McConnell
43
Co. Tyrone
Delirium Tremens
3rd Oct 1840
-
Imp. & dis. to fr. Oct. 4, '40
Sidney Ward City
Hannah MoManaman
45
Donegal
Ordinary Insanity
11th Oct 1840
-
Rem. very much imp'd
Eastport, U. States
Jane Rue
27
Westmorland (Eng.)
Ordinary Insanity
25th Oct 1840
-
Remaining improved
Miramichi
Patrick Whelan
45
Co. Queens (Ire.)
Ordinary Insanity
25th Oct 1840
-
Rem. very much imp'd
Kings County
Bridget Donnelly
50
Tyrone
Ordinary Insanity
30th Oct 1840
-
Remaining cured
Fredericton, York Co.
Thomas Mulcahy
25
Kilkenny
Furiously Mad
30th Nov 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Parish Portland
George Bowman
38
Wicklow
Delirium Tremens
11th Dec 1840
-
Died 15th Dec 1840
Kings Ward, City
Catherine Loftus
21
Galway
Ordinary Insanity
29th Dec 1840
-
Remaining improved
York County
Patrick Quinn
60
Tyrone
Ordinary Insanity
31th Dec 1840
-
Remaining unimproved
Ireland, direct