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Wright, Ada


Registration number940
First name(s)Ada

Nurses Institution, Aylestone Road, Leicester; 12 Lacoford Road, New Bitton, Rugby

Date of registration2 May 1890

Certificate Leicester Infirmary 1879-1881; Children's Hospital, Pendlebury 1877-1879; 1909 RBNA District Nurse from 1881-1909

Personal details

Date of birth1858
Place of birthAylestone, Leicester
Family details

In 1861 her father Christopher Wright aged 28 is married to Diana, aged 28 and they have 2 children, Ada aged 3 years and William aged 1. Christopher is a railway servant. By 1871, she has another brother Edwin aged 3yrs. The family are living at 91 Lawford Road, New Bilton,she is a scholar and her father is a railway labourer. In 1901, aged 43, she is living with her cousin, Fred and his wife and 2 children in Rutland Avenue, Aylestone, Leicester. She is described as a district nurse.

Professional details

Work experience

Children's Hospital, Pendlebury 1877-1879; Leicester Infirmary 1879-1881; 1881 census, she is described as a sick nurse working in a private home address: Westfield, Rearsby, St Michael; 1891 census, she is working as a Housekeeper for Charles Rowland, a Clerk in Holy Orders at 37 Broad Street, Pershore. Her occupation is given as trained nurse; 1901 census, she is described as a district nurse; 1911 census she is living at 54 Richmond Road, Leicester, described as a sick nurse. She is now 53 yrs old

Professional activities

Member of RBNA 1890; Member of RBNA 1909

Additional professional details

Ada started her career in Childrens nursing when she was 19 years old


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

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