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Harrington, Ellen


Registration number451
First name(s)Ellen

University College Hospital W.C; Cottage Hospital, Leominster, Hereford (Matron)

Date of registration7 March 1890

University College Hospital 1871-Aug 1899; Matron Leominster Cottage Hosp Aug 1899 to date



Personal details

Date of birthJanuary 1847
Place of birthBridgwater, Somerset
Maiden nameHarrington
Family details

Daughter of Frederick Harrington, Basket Maker, and his wife, Emma, nee England

Date of death1915
Place of deathBridgwater
Additional personal details

In 1861 Ellen was living in St. John Street, Bridgwater, with her parents, three brothers and one sister. Her mother died young and in 1871 her father was lodging in Bedminster, and Ellen, age 24, was in Bridgwater with her two brothers, Walter age 18, Albert age 12 and sister Martha age ten, before coming to London to train as a nurse at University College Hospital. Ellen's youngest sister, Martha, also trained as a nurse at U.C.H. and would have been there at the same time as Ellen. By 1911 Ellen had retired and was living at 31 Mosebury Avenue, Bridgwater, with her 78 year old aunt, Eliza England, who was also a retired Nurse.

Professional details

Work experience

University College Hospital (Pro and Staff Nurse) 1871-Aug 1899; Matron at the newly opened Cottage Hospital, Hereford. Aug 1899-1909

Professional activities

Order of St. Katherine 1879; MRBNA


Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census FreeBMD - FamilySearch -

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