Jane Jones (6652)

Admission Details for Patient: Jane Jones (6652)

Name Mismatch: 6652 , 2452

Gender: Female Age: 16
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Talycafn, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: October 26, 1905
Date of Discharge: December 15, 1906
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Heredity and previous attack

Medical Certificate:
She says she was discharged from the Asylum about 5 weeks ago, went to her sister's and afterwards to a situation where she was very uncomfortable, constantly troubled, that she was a sinful and lost person. She left her situation and came to the Asylum here of her own accord. John R. Hughes, 46 Grove Place, Vale Street, Denbigh.

Approximate duration of present attack: 14 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 1

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 6

Total Number of Admissions: 8

Relatives affected: Several

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. This little girl was sent away a month ago apparently quite well but she seems to have quickly become stupid and confused again. She was living with her sister and 2 days ago she came to the Asylum Workroom window at 7.30 p.m. and asked to be allowed to come in. She was kept here until today when at the request of the Conway R. O. she was certified by the St. Asaph Authorities in Denbigh.

Current Diagnosis: Bipolar affective disorder (F31.6)

Case Notes

1905 Oct 28 - Patient' s general and mental condition is very similar to what it was upon several occasions during her former stay here. She is stupid, slow and hesitating, unable to converse brightly and cheerfully and is decidedly depressed. She says she feels so and has to confess that if sent away from here she would surely drown herself. There is probably a slight amt. of imbecility present also. She eats and sleeps well and is evidently quite pleased to come back here again.

Nov 7 - Still dull and a little depressed. No trouble. Dec 6 - Has gradually become quite bright and cheerful again and is much as she was when she left the Asylum.

1906 Jan 26 - Bright and well. Useful and quite as well as she was prior to her discharge.

June 16 - Has remained quite well since last entry and is happy and does not seem to wish to get away. She is childish and simple minded, wanting in energy and not fond of work.

A nice, well behaved girl. Sept 8 - Keeps well and will shortly go home again. Discharged "Relieved" Dec 18th 1906.


Additional Notes

Previous admission:

9th June 1905 (No. 6585) with Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: Refusing to speak and when asked questions breaking out by singing and throwing her arms about.

Grace Jones, her sister, states that she wanted to jump out of the window and thrashing her father with a stick.

Discharged recovered on 22nd September 1905.


23rd October 1909 (No. 7354) admitted from Conway Workhouse and diagnosed with Subacute Mania. The Medical Certificate reads: I.

Mrs. Catherine Jones, Matron, states that she undresses herself naked and walks about the room and grounds shouting and throwing her arms about continually.

II. Knocking the inmates in the face when they are carrying babies in their arms, singing and shouting.

She was discharged recovered on 25th February 1910.

(Jane Jones' future admissions were all from Conway Workhouse but whether she was a permanent resident of the Workhouse from the age of 20 or whether she was always taken to the Workhouse Hospital when she became disturbed and transferred from there to the Asylum when she became difficult to manage is unclear.

It is stated in one of her Certificates that she had three illegitimate children so it is not impossible that, without any means of support (her father had 'been dead for many years' by 1916), she lived most of her adult life in the Poor Law Institution.)

22nd January 1916 (No. 8588) again with Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: (a) She is talking very incoherently and irrationally. Talking about her father, who has been dead for many years as if he was alive at the present day. She is talking about having milched a great number of cows in the morning which is not correct. She is also very excitable and unmanageable.

(b) Mrs Mary Evans, the Matron, Poor Law Institution, Conway, states: That she is running about, shouting and singing alternately. Continually undressing herself and walking about nearly naked.

She saw a horse in the yard and took him a bucketful of soapy water to drink.

Discharged 26th September 1916 recovered.

2nd December 1918 (No. 9136) with Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads:

(a) She walks about in an aimless manner. She is talking incoherently and inclined to be violent at times. She thinks that the Magistrate Mr. Owen Rowland is a son of the King.

(b) Mrs. Mary Evans, Matron, Poor Law Institution, Conway, states that she walks about the rooms at night whistling and singing at the top of her voice. She has been pulling and dragging the beds about the rooms all the morning. She is dancing about and says the Matron is related to her which is not the case. Discharged 14th October 1919 recovered.

13th July 1921 (No. 9701) admitted with Recurrent Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: She talks very incoherently. She says that she was going to marry the Prince of Wales, but will not now as she does not think they will agree together.

She says she has had 14 children whereas she has had only 3.

Mr. Edward Evans, the Master, PL Institution, Conway, states that she runs about the yard and throws things about.

She was wandering about the Ward at night singing and shouting. Last night she tried to push a cotton reel down an inmate's throat when she was asleep and saying it was a pill.

Discharged recovered on 14th October 1922.

15th January 1930 (No. 11352) with Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads: She looks very wild with her hair down over her face. She has been singing, shouting and whistling, disturbing the other patients.

She talks incessantly and incoherently.

Mrs Sarah Edith Lewis, Matron, PL Institution, Conway, states that she gets into violent tempers at times and throws crockery about. She imagines that she is answering telephone calls at the telephone regarding the patients every morning.

She tears her clothes.

She was discharged recovered on 10th September 1930 after a month's trial.

Jane Jones' last recorded admission was on 1st July 1936 (No. 12694, C1118).

She was discharged on 21st November 1940.

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