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Thomasson, Charlotte Elizabeth


Registration number1099
First name(s)Charlotte Elizabeth

Silver Street, Worcester

Date of registration2 May 1890

Sussex County Hospital 1883; Certificate St. Mary's Hospital 1883-85; Public Hospital, Sheffield 1885-89; City Road Lying in Hospital 1889; District Nursing Birmingham Jan-Mar 1890; Queen's Hospital, Birmingham Night Supt to Jan 1893; District Nurse, Eastbourne Dec 1894 - Aug 1895; Private Asy Tamworth (Assistant Matron) Sep 1895-1896; The Retreat, York, Matron 1896 to date; Monthly Nurse



Personal details

Date of birthOctober 1859
Place of birthWorcester
Maiden nameThomasson
Family details

Daughter of Thomas Thomasson, Ironmonger Tin Plate Worker, and his wife, Charlotte

Date of death28th November 1936
Place of death12 Mornington Villas Bradford
Additional personal details

Address in 1898 - 75 New Hampton Rd, Wolverhampton; 1909 - The Retreat, York; 1936 - 180 Lumb Lane. Bradford; The Thomassons were a Quaker family and Charlotte was educated at The Friends School, Hemsworth, Ackworth, Yorks, with her 2 brothers, Ernest and Joseph; Her father had his own Tin Plate Works employing a staff of 28,and when he died his wife, Charlotte, continued the business. Died Age 77; Effects 411.19s.4d

Professional details

Additional qualifications

Cert. Medico-Psychological Soc. Nov 1899

Work experience

Sussex County Hospital, Brighton 1883; Pro. St. Mary's Hospital 1883-85; Charge Nurse, Public Hospital, Sheffield 1885-89; Pupil Nurse City Road Lying in Hospital May to July 1889; District Nursing Birmingham Jan-Mar 1890; Queen's Hospital, Birmingham Night Supt to Jan 1893; District Nurse All Souls Parish, Eastbourne Dec 1894 - Aug 1895; Asst. Matron Workhouse, Tamworth to 1896; The Retreat, York, Matron 1896 to 1914; Monthly Nurse.

Professional activities


Additional professional details

Dr. Bedford Pierce, Medical Superintendent at the Retreat, York, noted that until 1890 nurses employed in hospitals for the insane were untrained female attendants or ward maids, and were nursing ladies of refinement. He therefore determined to improve the situation by introducing examinations and trained nurses at The Retreat Nurses Home, York, and he said the main burden of carrying through the improvements in nursing fell upon the Matron, Miss C.E. Thomasson.


Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives Nursing Directory 1898 - Society of Genealogists' Library 1871 and 1881 census British Journal of Nursing, 4 July 1914

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