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Lillie Agnes Cantwell 1887 – 1904 : I84557

Bracebridge Heath Lunatic Asylum

Lillie Agnes Cantwell was one of the twelve children of John Cantwell and Rebecca Hancock, who resided in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

At age seventeen Lillie was committed to the Bracebridge Heath lunatic asylum, built in 1852.1The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum […]

Well-Behaved Women & History

Grietjen Westercamp. 1642 – Aft 1701 W | D

Sued the father of her first child for support, and wasn’t deterred by his ridicule. Abducted during the Esopus Wars by (probably) the Lenapi tribe, and made it home again. Spent a great deal of time in front of the court in her later life defending […]