St.Peters House

 

Home to Catherine Lyons[Buckley~1827] from August 1892 to Februaty 1902.

1892. Catherine was living in Dockhead, at a lodging house, this probably 2 Boss Street [she had moved from 2 Hanover Buildings before August ] before entering St. Peters House, Meadow Road, Lambeth on 22/08/1892. Was recommended by the Sisters of Mercy- http://www.ourladyofmercy.org.uk/ - who were working in Dockhead at the time. St.Peter's had her as" the widow of Stephen Lyons, born 1828, County Cork, Ireland."

1901. Inmate in St. Peters House., aged 73, widow, given as retired lodging house keeper. There were about 30 nuns, Little Sisters of the Poor, and about 250 inmates, ranging in age from 61 - 95, so Catherine would have been one of the youngest when admitted in 1892. The nuns came from England, Ireland, France, America, Canada, Germany and Belgium. The institution is still there in 2008, run as a care home by Lambeth Council: would love to find a photo! http://www.carehome.co.uk/carehome.cfm/searchazref/10001005PETA

1902. Catherine Lyons died there, given aged 74, February 3 of senile decay. [Maybe she was already becoming confused at the age of 62 when she was admitted]

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