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Term INMATE on death record

Term INMATE on death record

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor John Thackray (Thackwray) died in 1838. The deceased died at Chapel Lane, Horton which is a street I found on a 1906 map of Bradford. His son, James, is listed as informant on this record. He lists himself as "Son, Inmate, Chapel Lane." I am confused by the term "INMATE" as Chapel Lane appears to be a residential street (I have found it on the 1841 census and there is no workhouse/prison on that street). Has anyone else seen this term used in this context. Any suggestions as how I can find out more. Thanks.

Re: Term INMATE on death record

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 4:32AM GMT
Classification: Query

From the context, I would say he's using a different meaning of the word "inmate", meaning "one who
lives with another". In other words, referring to himself as an inmate means the son was living with the father.
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