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Queensland Public Curator Insanity Files
Surnames beginning with E - F

Does your family history have someone who 'vanished'? If you cannot find a death certificate or if children were raised by someone other than a parent, check mental asylum records. Reasons for admission included epilepsy, head injury, alcoholism, birth defects and depression (especially post-natal depression). Many patients (adults and children) spent only days or weeks in an asylum, and descendants would be unaware of that.

Insanity files (which are only closed for 75 years from the date of the last document in the file) are different from case books. Public Curator insanity files are mainly about getting someone to pay for the patient's maintenance, so they often have superb information about the patient's relatives.

There are files for people admitted to mental asylums at Goodna (Woogaroo / Wolston Park), Toowoomba (Willowburn) and Ipswich (Sandy Gallop). File contents vary, but they usually give dates of admission and discharge or death, and many have letters from the patient or his/her relatives, police reports, certificates, wills, divorce details, lists of property, etc. Information about relatives may include addresses, biographical data, children, employment history, property, financial and social circumstances, etc.

To research mental asylum patients, use all available sources, including those listed in 'Other Suggestions' (below 'Copying Service').

Explanation of these lists of names:

  • Source: Register of insanity files c.1865-1918. Some names are missing from the register, so check other sources too. If the file is missing, get brief details from the register.
  • Scroll through the list to find spelling variants. Some names are spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • UPPERCASE for SURNAMES.
  • Names without a surname, eg Ada (Aboriginal), are listed under the first letter of the name.
  • '..' means that I could not decipher some letters.
  • A question mark means handwriting was very difficult to read and the spelling is in doubt.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names (eg, O'HANLAN is listed as OHANLAN).
  • Some diacritical marks such as umlauts were removed by the indexing software.
  • If there are two entries for a name, there may be two files for the same person, or two people with the same name. To find out, use the original records.
  • For names listed below, I offer a research and copying service (that link leads to instructions).
  • I also offer a research service for other patients if they were admitted before 1946. Use this request form (opens in a new window).

 Names beginning with: A B   C D   E F   G H   I J   K L   M   N O   P Q   R   S   T

'T' surnames have been added! Future additions will be announced on What's New.

Explanation of these names

EADE George
EADE James
EAGLESHAM Thomas
EAMES John
EARLEY Peter
EASTERBROOK William
EASTGATE Lucy Marion
EASTON Helena Bland ?
EASTWOOD May
EBSWORTH Blanche
Echo (Aboriginal)
ECKART Bertha
ECKART Emma
ECKHARDT Fred
ECKHART Anton
Eddie (Aboriginal)
EDE Sarah B
EDEL Otto
EDGAR James
EDGAR James
EDGEWORTH Sarah E
EDMONDS John William
EDOLS Robert M ?
EDWARDS Alexander Niven
EDWARDS Annie
EDWARDS Annie Elizabeth
EDWARDS Charlie
EDWARDS Ed Arthur
EDWARDS Elizabeth
EDWARDS Ellen
EDWARDS James
EDWARDS John
EDWARDS Mary Jane
EDWARDS Samuel
EDWARDS Samuel R R
EDWARDS Sarah
EDWARDS Thomas
EDWARDS Thomas (alias Cornelius OKEEFE)
EDWARDS William H
EGAN Adelaide Louisa
EGAN Annie
EGAN Eliza
EGAN James
EGAN John
EGAN Margaret
EGAN Michael John
EGAN Patrick Joseph
EGAN William
EGAN William John
EGDMANN Frederick F
EGERT Charles
EGGAR Frederick Edward
EGGERSDORFF Justins ?
EGGLESTON John
EGLI Alfons
EGLINGTON Harry H
EHLARS Charlotte
EHLER Peter
EHRHARDT Regina
EICHMANN Auguste A W
EICKENLOFF Emma Matilda
EICKLER Chas F
EISILOE Mary
EK Herman Theo
EKIE Jimmy
EKINS Charles Allan
EKLAND Caroline
ELBORNE Julia
ELD William
ELDRIDGE James
ELLEN Eliza
ELLENDEN Mary
ELLERY Frederick
ELLES Louisa
ELLIOT Arthur Bowen
ELLIOTT Alfred Chas
ELLIOTT Angel
ELLIOTT George
ELLIOTT John Alexander
ELLIOTT Matilda
ELLIOTT Robert
ELLIOTT Thomas
ELLIS James (alias Murray OBROWN)
ELLIS John Henry
ELLIS Leonard
ELLIS William
ELLISON Charles
ELLISON Francis
ELLISON Frank
ELLISON John Clement
ELMORE John William
ELSASSAR Gottleib
ELSBURY Stephen
ELSE Thomas
Elsie (Aboriginal)
ELSNER John Reginald
ELY William
ELZY George Henry
EMERICK Frederick
EMERSON Laura
EMIL Fritschi
EMMELHAINZ Victor Herman
EMMETT Albert
EMMETT Lizzie
ENCILIO Columbo ?
ENDERS Grace
ENGELS Emily
ENGLETT Thomas
ENGLISH Elizabeth
ENGLISH Elizabeth
ENGLISH George
ENGLISH William
ENGSTROM John
ENNIS Ellen
ENRICO Cao ? (see CAO Enrico)
ENRIGHT Thomas
ENSOR Theresa Margaret
ENTSCH Mabel Evelyn
EPPENGER Annie
EPPIE Tommy (alias Habey?) (South Sea Islander)
EPPLE Henry
ERICKSEN Lars Peter
ERICKSON Charles
ERNESTINE Franz
ERNESTON Ernest (alias BANKS Frank)
ESLEA Charles
ESTERBROOK Joseph
ESTLER Max Bruno
ETHERINGTON Martha
EUCILIO Columbo ?
EVANS Alfred John
EVANS Annie
EVANS Annie
EVANS Annie (or EVEANS)
EVANS Arnold Louis
EVANS Charles
EVANS Charlie
EVANS Evan
EVANS George
EVANS George
EVANS George Rudolph Montague
EVANS Jane
EVANS Margaret
EVANS Marion
EVANS Robert
EVANS Sarah Ann
EVEANS Annie (see EVANS Annie)
EVENDEN Mary Susan
EVERETT Francis Thomas Rutledge
EVERETT Margaret
EVERETT Winifred Maud
EVERTON Annie
EVERY Andrew
EWALD Michael
EWING Ruby
EZZY Harriett
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FABIAN Anna
FACE Helen Henrietta
FACE John Edward
FACER Ludwig
FAGAN Eliza
FAHEY Bridget
FAHEY John
FAIRWEATHER Alexander
FAITHFUL Ernest Frederick
FALCONER Ivy Isabella
FALLAIZE Ana
FALLEN Armstrong Disney
FALLON Andrew
FALLON Andrew
FALLON Catherine
FALLON Mary Ann
FALLON Thomas James
FALSMAN Ada
FALVEY Sarah
FALVEY William
FAN George (Chinese)
FARLEY Michael
FARNWORTH Alfred
FARQUHAR Joseph
FARQUHARSEN Ann
FARR George
FARR Henry
FARR Hetty (alias SIMMONDS)
FARR James
FARR Mary Ann
FARRELL Charles
FARRELL Dorothy
FARRELL Elizabeth
FARRELL John
FARRELL Mary
FARRELL Nora Teresa
FARRELL Thomas
FARRELLY Agnes
FARRELLY Kate
FARRIER William
Farringarrie
FARROW Samuel
FARROW William
FARRY Francis Joseph
FARRY Lily
FAULKNER Bridget
FAUST Thomas Paul
FAUX Alfred
FEARMAN John
FEATHERSTON James
FEATHERSTONE Henry
FEENAGHTY Elizabeth
FEENEY Bernard
FEENEY Charles ?
FEENEY Mary Jane
FEENEY Michael
FEENEY Theresa J
FEGAN Mary
FEGAN Thomas
FEIGN John
FEINLER Frank
FELDMAN Moses
FELSMAN Maud
FELSTEAD Alfred Neil
FELTHAM E J
FENTON Anthony
FENTON Howard
FENWICK Robert
FENZZWALD Adam
FERGUSON Alice Jane
FERGUSON Annie
FERGUSON Isaac
FERGUSON Isabella
FERGUSON James Allen
FERGUSON John
FERGUSON Marian
FERGUSON Robert
FERGUSON Samuel
FERGUSON Walter
FERGUSON William
FERMANN George
FERNIE Annie
FERRAR Maurice
FERRILL John
FERRINGTON Emma
FERRIS Patrick
FETTOCK Lucy Beatrice
FIBBINS Caroline
FICK Frederick
FIEDLER Agnes Clara
FIEL Ricker
FIELD Charles Percival
FIELD Henry Alfred
FIELD Lena
FIELDER Mary Ann
FIGGIS Emily
FILMORE Robert
FINCH Mary
FINDLATER Elizabeth
FINDLATER Rachael Ann
FINDLAY William
FINGER Conrad
FINLAYSON Jane R
FINLAYSON Margaret Ferris
FINLEY Ellen
FINN Ellen
FINN John
FINNEN James
FINNERTY Agnes
FINNEY Charlotte
FINNEY Emily May
FINNEY Thomas
FINNEY Thomas
FINUCANE Michael
FISCHER Arthur
FISCHER Charles
FISCHER Frank C
FISCHER Hannah
FISCHER Harry
FISCHER Henry
FISCHER John
FISCHER Paul
FISCHER William
FISHER Charles
FISHER Elizabeth Ellen
FISHER Emma Grace
FISHER Fanny Eliza
FISHER George
FISHER Gertrude Elsie
FISHER Johann (or John)
FISHER John (or Johann)
FISHER Joseph Samuel
FISHER Margaret
FISHER William
FITCH May
FITZGERALD Bridget
FITZGERALD Daniel
FITZGERALD Edward
FITZGERALD Florence
FITZGERALD Francis James
FITZGERALD Hannah
FITZGERALD Mary
FITZGERALD Matilda
FITZGERALD Richard
FITZGERALD Thomas
FITZGIBBONS Francis James
FITZPATRICK Annie
FITZPATRICK John
FITZPATRICK John Martin
FITZPATRICK Philip
FITZSIMMONS Margaret
FLAHERTY Elizabeth
FLANAGAN John
FLANAGAN John Ptk
FLANAGAN Patrick
FLANAGAN Thomas
FLAWS Jemima Margaret ?
FLECK Helen
FLECKNO Jonathan Robert H
FLEET Henry Allnutt Nolan
FLEET Joseph
FLEET William
FLEMING Annie Kate
FLEMING Henry George
FLEMING James
FLEMING James
FLEMING James Laurence
FLETCHER Cecilia
FLETCHER Matthew
FLETT James
FLINT George
FLITT James ? (see FLETT James)
FLODSTEDT Wilhelm
FLOHR Maria Barbara
FLOOD Edward
FLOOD Francis
FLOOD Joseph
FLORAC John Sinclair
FLORIDAN Maria
Flour Bag (Aboriginal)
FLOYD Harold
FLYNN Charles Jos
FLYNN James
FLYNN John
FLYNN John
FLYNN John
FLYNN Maurice
FLYNN Thomas
FOGARTY Sylvester
FOGARTY Sylvester
FOLBIGG Ida Sarah Ellen ?
FOLEY Edward
FOLEY Emma
FOLEY Emma
FOLEY Henry Edward
FOLEY James
FOLEY John (or Thomas)
FOLEY Mary
FOLEY Patrick
FOLEY Thomas (or John)
FOLLIARD John
FONG AH ON (Chinese)
FONG DUR SON
FONG LEE (alias AH FONG)
FONTAINE Gillie
FONTAINE Vivian
FOOTTITT William
FORADAY Sarah
FORBES Annie
FORBES Armytage
FORBES George Ashbourne
FORBES Thomas Alexander
FORBES Thomas Alexander
FORD Antoni
FORD Edward
FORD Edward
FORD Elizabeth
FORD John
FORD Mary Elizabeth
FORD Nora Bertha
FORD Samuel
FORDE Elizabeth Mary
FORDE Thomas Ignatius
FORDER Charles Alfred Francis
FORDYCE Annie Jane
FORDYCE Florence Elizabeth
FORDYCE Henry
FOREMAN Christina
FOREST Elizabeth Mary Ellen
FORMALLS Agatha
FORRESTER George
FORRESTER George (see DAVIES Alfred Ern)
FORSHAN William ?
FORSHAW William ?
FORSYTH Beatrice
FORSYTH Catherine
FORSYTH Robert
FORSYTH Thomas
FORSYTH William
FOSS Christian
FOSTER Eliza
FOSTER Esau
FOSTER Martha E
FOSTER Mary Elizabeth
FOSTER Ransome
FOTHERINGHAM Fred
FOUNG LEE (alias AH FONG)
FOWL Adam (alias LINKE Edward Felix)
FOWLER Harry C
FOWLER Henry C
FOWLER Thomas
FOX Christobel
FOX Ellen
FOX Henry
FOX Henry John
FOX Herbert
FOX John
FOX John Thomas Shields
FOX Joseph
FOX Kiernan
FOX Lily Susan
FOX Michael (alias M TALLEY) ?
FOX Patrick
FOX Patrick
FOXWELL Percy Herbert
FOY Jane
FRAENT Martin ?
FRANCHI Ralph
FRANCIS Elizabeth Ann
FRANCIS Ernest
FRANCIS Isaac
FRANCIS Isabella
FRANCIS James
FRANCIS Mary
FRANCIS Mary Agnes
FRANCIS Teddimen Wm (see TEDDIMAN)
FRANCIS W (see FRANSEN)
Frank (Aboriginal)
Frank (Aboriginal)
Frank (alias Tommy)
FRANK Jacob
FRANK Paul
FRANKLIN Catherine
FRANKLYN Joseph
FRANKS Lewis
FRANSEN William
FRANZ August
FRANZ B E
FRANZ B E
FRANZ Caroline
FRANZ Edward Cecil
FRANZ Ernestine (or Helena)
FRANZ Helena (see FRANZ Ernestine)
FRANZEK Mary A
FRASER Alex McPherson
FRASER Ann Maria
FRASER Arch McNish
FRASER Charles McNish
FRASER Clara
FRASER Hugh Fraser
FRASER John
FRASER Sylvester
FREDERICK Alice Caroline Henriette
FREDERICK Emma
FREDERICK Franz
FREDERICKS Emma
FREEMAN Bernard Cartwright
FREEMAN Darcy Lincoln
FREEMAN Mary
FREER William Gardner
FREESE Mary Ann
FREEZE Henrietta
FRENCH Arthur William
FRENCH Clara Annie
FRENCH Elizabeth
FRENCH Jane
FRESHNEY Florence Lorraine
FREUDENBERG Maud More
FRICE Thomas (see FRIEE)
FRIEE Thomas (or FRICE)
FRIEND William Edward
FRIEND William H
FRIER Johan Joachim
FRISBY Joseph ?
FRISCH Mary Ann
FRISTROM Lilian (or SHREWSBURY) ?
FRODELISI Girolamo
FROST Alford (or Alfred Dutchey) ?
FROST Alfred (see DUTCHEY Alfred)
FROST Alfred Dutchey (or Alford) ?
FROST Henri
FROST Horace Vivien
FROST John
FROST Thomas
FROSTTROP Bridget Maria
FROYLAND Jensina
FRY Annie
FUHRMANN Andrew
FUKUMOTO Wnogi Arthur
FULFORD Philip
FULLER Ada Florence
FULLER Ada Sarah
FULLER Mary Jane
FULLER Thomas
FULLERTON John
FULLERTON Phoebe Mary
FULTON Helen
FULTON John
FULTON Maria
FULTON William
FUREY John P
FURNISS Robert
FYALL Louisa Elizabeth ?
How to order a copy of a file

Names beginning with other letters

Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away for family reasons).

As a professional genealogist, I've spent thousands of hours indexing original records, and it also takes time to travel to a record office, order a bundle/volume, find the relevant file/page, order photocopies or take digital photos, and send them to you; so I charge fees for these services:

Option 1:  If you want me to locate and copy original documents, the total cost will depend on what records are available for a particular patient. You pay for the time it takes me to search various record series, get copies and write a detailed report. Send a deposit of at least $65 per patient (any surplus is refundable). Print the request form (it opens in a new window) and send it by post (not email). See the list of payment methods available. You must either quote full source references and record office location/ID numbers for original records you've already seen, or post copies of those records. If you don't, research may be duplicated, time and money may be wasted, or relevant material may be missed.

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $3 per entry) provide source references (the record office, its location number for the source, and approximate year) so you can do the work yourself. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).





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Other Suggestions (links open in a new window)

See my mini-guide 'Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients', and check these:

Public Curator insanity files.

Mental asylum case books.

Supreme Court insanity files.

Colonial Secretary's Office in-letters.

Annual Reports of asylums.

Missing Friends records.

Undertaking files.

'Interim Index'.

Police Station watchhouse charge books.

Prison records (eg, Stewart's Creek).

Other records that I'm indexing (watch for announcements on What's New).

Liverpool, Tarban Creek and Parramatta (NSW) mental asylums.

Children in Mental Asylums.

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