Most people have a Family Tree. We have a Family Rosebush in memory of my mother who was an avid gardener with a particular fondness for roses.
This blog will follow my explorations around the family rosebush, thorns, buds, flowers, bugs and all, particularly in England and Australia with side trips to Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
My 3x Gt Grandfather John Bull was a Storekeeper in a Lunatic Asylum, Melbourne Lodge on Lamb Lane just off the London Fields. When he wasn't at work he and his wife Sarah lived at 13 Exmouth Place, Hackney.
1841 English census taken 6 Jun 1841
There is reference to Melbourne Lodge in British History Online (about half-way down the page - use CTL-F to find it). I didn't realise it was a Lunatic Asylum until I received his death certificate from the GRO.
1843 Death Register of John Bull, Storekeeper in a Lunatic Asylum.