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Queensland Public Curator Insanity Files
Surnames beginning with K - L

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.

Names below are from my index to a register of insanity files (protective management files). In cases where the file is missing, you will get brief details in the register.

Other sources

To research mental asylum patients, use all available sources, including:

For more information about those sources, and many others, see my mini-guide 'Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients'.

Explanation of names below:

  • Source: Register of insanity files c.1865-1918. Some names are missing from the register, but other records have details of those patients.
  • Scroll through the list to find spelling variants. Some names are spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • UPPERCASE for SURNAMES;  Mixed Case if there is no distinct surname.
  • 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, inspect the files.
  • For names listed below, I offer a research and copying service (that link leads to instructions).
  • I also offer a research service for patients with surnames S to Z admitted up to 1918 and all patients admitted 1919-1945. 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' to 'Z' surnames will be added later (watch for announcements on What's New).
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KAHLER William Frederick
KAINE Esther A
KAIRNS Norah
KALLEE Bassee
KAM SING
KAMSTRA Stewart ?
KANE Frank
KANE John
KANE Patrick
KANN Joseph
KARANOR Frederick
Kardeen
KARGER Louisa Dorothy
KARKOW Augusta
KARLISCH Rosa
KARLSON Karl
KAROFF Alick
KARPF Christian
KARROLL Frederick
KASPARECK Frederick Wilhelm
KATTING Henry
KAVANAGH James
KAY John
KAY Mary Ann
KAYE Alfred
KEADRICK George
KEAG James
KEAM Reuben
KEAN Eliz Ann
KEAN James Alexander
KEAN John
KEAN Patrick
KEANE Frank
KEANE Norah
KEARNEY Ambrose Alphons
KEARNEY Patrick
KEARNEY Patrick
KEARNS Margaret
KEATING Andrew
KEATING John
KEATING John
KEDDIE Thomas Richard
KEE Lour
KEEFER Martha
KEEGAN James
KEEGAN Katherine
KEEGAN Susan
KEEN Margaret
KEENAN James
KEENAN James
KEENAN John
KEENE Agnetha Eva
KEENE Emily
KEEVERS Sarah
KEIL Frederick David
KEIRNES Annie
KEISEKER Katherine
KEITH Catherine
KEITH John
KEITH John
KELK Carl Freidrick
KELLAHER Patrick
KELLAND George
KELLEHER Honora
KELLEHER Simon
KELLY Alice
KELLY Delia (or DAVIS Alice)
KELLY Emma
KELLY Francis OConnor
KELLY Frank
KELLY George
KELLY Gordon (or KELLY Sidney G)
KELLY Ivy
KELLY James
KELLY James
KELLY James
KELLY Johanna
KELLY Johanna
KELLY John
KELLY John
KELLY Joseph
KELLY Julia
KELLY Julia
KELLY Kate
KELLY Martin
KELLY Mary
KELLY Mary Adelaide
KELLY Mary Ann
KELLY Mary Ann
KELLY Mary Ann
KELLY Mary Ann
KELLY Michael J F
KELLY Norah
KELLY Patrick
KELLY Patrick Laurence
KELLY Sarah
KELLY Sarah Ann
KELLY Sidney G (alias CLAYTON Bert)
KELSEY John Henry
KELSO Daniel
KELSO Thomas William
KELT Devina
KEMMIS Guy
KEMP Charles
KEMP Flora
KEMPOTRA Stewart (or KAMSTRA) ?
KENALLY Mary Ann
KENDALL Febby
KENEALY John Joseph
KENFIELD Andrew
KENN Margaret
KENNA James
KENNEALLY Mary
KENNEALY Edmund
KENNEDY Archibald
KENNEDY Catherine
KENNEDY Charles
KENNEDY Daniel
KENNEDY Gertrude
KENNEDY James
KENNEDY James
KENNEDY James
KENNEDY James
KENNEDY James Lindsay
KENNEDY James Michael
KENNEDY John
KENNEDY John
KENNEDY Mary
KENNEDY Norah
KENNEDY Peter
KENNEDY Sarah
KENNEDY Thomas A
KENNEDY William
KENNEDY William
KENNEY John
KENNY Alice Maud
KENNY Florence Mary
KENNY Francis
KENNY Frederick
KENNY John
KENNY John
KENNY Julia
KENNY Mary
KENRICK Denis Laurence
KENT Benjamin C
KENT Frances
KENT Frank Fitzhugh
KENT William Henry
KENYON Frederick Arthur
KENYON Olive Esther Eastwood
KEOGH Bridget
KEOGH Francis
KEOGH John
KEOGH Joseph
KEOGH Joseph
KEOGH Peter James
KEOUGH Leslie
KERIN Mary
KERKIN Jeanie
KERKOW William
KERLIN Gottlieb
KERMAN Nathaniel
KERMODE Thomas
KERR Annie Elmitt
KERR Archibald
KERR Augusta Isabel
KERR Henry Crawsher
KERR Jessie
KERR Robert
KERSHAW Elizabeth
KERSTING Carl
KERWIN Margaret
KERWIN Thomas
KERWITZ Bertha (readm as URBAN Bertha L) ?
KESHANE Jeremiah
KETTER Sliman
KEWIN Myles
KEWLEY Elizabeth (or McQUIRK)
KEYS Wilhelmine
Kharrea (Hindoo)
KIDD Mary Ann
KIDNER James Thomas
KIEHER Henry (or KIEHN)
KIEHN Henry (or KIEHER)
KIELY John (died 1904)
Kierarrie (South Sea Islander)
KIERNAN Richard
KIESIKAR Catherine J ?
KIESIKER Katherine
KILBY John
KILDUFF George
KILEY David
Kill-al-loo
KILMARTIN Kate
KILMARTIN Michael
KILNER William
KILPATRICK Daniel
KILPATRICK Nathaniel
KILROY Thomas James
KIN DEE
KINDO Sokai
KINEAVY James
KING Andrew
KING Charles
KING Charles
KING Charles
KING Charles
KING Daniel
KING Edward Alfred
KING Evelyn E
KING Frances
KING Frederick
KING George (alias DIKE / SMITH)
KING George Mumford
KING James
KING James
KING John Robert Alexander
KING John William
KING Maria
KING Mary
KING Patrick
KING Sarah
KING Sarah Ann
KING Simon
King Billy (Aboriginal)
King Daniel (Aboriginal)
King Mickey (Aboriginal)
KINGSBURY George
KINGSTON Alfred Benjamin
KINGSTON Eliza
KINMOND Elizabeth Ann
KIRBY Bridget
KIRCHNER Frederick
KIRK Margaret
KIRKNER Frederick (or KIRCHNER)
KIRKWOOD Edward O
KIRKWOOD Margaret
KIRKWOOD Margaret
KIRWAN Thomas
KISENBERG Ezekiel
KITT Jessie Agnes
Kitty (Aboriginal)
KITZELMAN Bertha
KLAASSEN William ?
KLATT Frederick A
KLEIER Helene
KLEIN Maria
KLEIN Martin
KLEIN Peter
KLEINSCHMIDT Annie
KLEINSCHMIDT Augusta Caroline
KLIEVE August
KLINE Henry
KLOOP Johann
KLUCK Michael
KLUCK Paul Albert
KLUGE Thomas Charles
KNAPP Henry
KNAPP Holland Hoole
KNAPPSBERG Oscar
KNAYER Charles ?
KNEATH David
KNIGHT Emily
KNIGHT Findlay
KNIGHT John
KNIGHT Mabel
KNIGHT Mary
KNOPKE Edward (Eduart)
KNOPKE Leila (alias THOMPSON May)
KNOPKE Lena Olga
KNOWLES George
KNOWLTON Mary Ann
KNOX George
KNOX John
KNOX Tobias
KNOX William
KNUDSON Mary Anne
KOERNER Ernest
KOHLER Julius
KOK FAT
KOLVALKY August
KONG KEE
Koombie (South Sea Islander)
KOPP Edith Mary
KOTSCHER Frank
KOTTERMANN John
KOW Yue
KOWALSKI John
KOWITZ Albert Christian
KRACHT Jessie
KRAUSE Albert
KRAUSE Emil
KRAUSE John
KRAUSER Ludwig
KRETCHMANN Charles
KRINKIN William
KRIVAN Michael
KROPP Marie Dorothee
KROUGHMANN Henry
KRUGER Annie
KUAYER Charles ?
KUCH Emilie Minnie
KUCKS William
Kung Hong
KUSHAN Max
KYLE Charles L
KYLES Peter
KYLING Caroline
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LA FRANZ Henry
LABBIE Casterang (Indian)
LABETER Kate
LABUSCHEWSKI Eva
LACEY Annie De
LACEY Cyril Francis
LACEY Henry
LACEY Janes
LACEY Michael
LACEY Michael
LACEY William H G
LACK Margaret
LAFFIN Margaret (or WHITE)
LAHMHASE Gustav A T
LAHNE Emma
LAIDLAW Mary Anne
LAIDLAW Susanna
LAKE Ellen
LAKE James
Lala (Pacific Islander)
LALOR James Gorry
LAMB Eliza
LAMB John
LAMB Laurence
LAMBERT Edgar
LAMBERT John
LAMBERT John
LAMBERT John
LAMBERT Margaret
LAMBERT Robert
LAMBERT Thomas
LAMBIE Jeannie Thom
LAMOND Jane
LAMOND John
LAMPRECHT Wilhelmina
LAMPRECHT Wilhelmina
LAMPRECHT Wilhelmina Frederica
LANDENER Amelia
LANDRIGAN Julia
LANE Augustine
LANE Benjamin
LANE John Joseph
LANE Joseph
LANE Mary
LANE Robert Blackall
LANE Sarah Jane
LANE Thomas
LANE Thomas
LANE William David
LANG Margaret
LANG Margaret Brown
LANG William Arthur ?
LANGDON John William
LANGE Albert Gottfried
LANGE August J C
LANGER Mary Ann
LANGHAM David
LANGHAM Walker
LANGHER Rosie ?
LANGLOIS Charles
LANGSTON Alice
LANGTON Bridget F
LANHAM Mary
LANKOWSKI Carl August
LAPPIN James
LAPTHORNE Ellen
LAPWORTH Arthur
LAPWORTH Mary Ann
LARDNER John
LARDNER Michael
Lario (Phillipine)
LARKIN Alice
LARKIN John
LARKIN Mary Ann
LARKIN Michael John Ignatius
LARMAN Alfred
Larry (Aboriginal)
LARSEN Cissie
LARSEN Emma Margrette
LARSEN Frederick
LARSEN Johanna
LARSEN Minnie
LARSEN Peter
LARSEN Sarah Ann
LARTER Delilah
LARTER Henrietta
LASEMAN Harry
LATIMER Harriett
LATIMER Vaughan
LATIMER Vaughan
LAUB Ellen Mary (Helen) (nee ROCHE)
LAUB Helen (or LAUB Ellen Mary)
LAUDER Alexander ?
LAUER George
LAUGHER Rosie
LAURELL Alfred ?
LAURENCE Denis
LAURENCE George
LAURI William
LAURIE John
LAURIE John
LAURISEN Peter Enton
LAVELLE John
LAVERY Bernard William
LAW Isabella
LAW James
LAWLOR James
LAWRENCE George
LAWRENCE George
LAWRENCE Hannah
LAWRENCE Margaret
LAWRENCE Thomas
LAWS Amy Isabel
LAWSON Charles Ballentine
LAWSON John
LAWSON John
LAWSON Margaret Josephine
LAWSON Murray Davidson
LAWTON George
LAX John
LAY Charles Henry
LE BAS Mary Louisa
LE SUEUR Alfred A
LE VAUX Edwin
LEA Jung
LEACH Mary
LEADER Esther May
LEAHY Mary Ann
LEAHY Patrick
LEARMONTH James
LEARY Raymond
LEAVEY Thomas
LEBETER Kate
LEBHERZ Jacob Frederick
LEBLER Mary
LEBSANFT Clara
LECKIE David
LEDBURY James
LEDDIN Henry J
LEDERHOSE Henry
LEE Arthur
LEE Bertha
LEE Bertha
LEE Eliza
LEE Frank
LEE George
LEE George Allen
LEE James
LEE Leong
LEE Mary
LEE Mary
LEE Mary Jane
LEE Maud Mary
LEE Sing
LEE BRYCE Clara
LEE HOW
LEE SEE
LEEDS George Henry
LEES Charles F
LEES Charles Frederick
LEES Thomas
LEESON Matilda Ellen
LEEST George Henry
LEFIO Louisa
LEGG Ruby Leah
LEIGH Charlotte
LEIGH Grace
LEINSTER David
LEITCH David
LEITCH David
LEITCH Mary Agnes
LEITCH Robert
LEITCH William (alias McDONALD)
LEITH Thomas
LEMMON Patrick
LEMMON Samuel
LEMON Nathaniel
LEMON Nathaniel
LENEHAN Ellen
LENEHAN John P
LENEHAN Mary
LENEY Hiram
LENNON Alice
LENNON Susan
LENNOX Jessie
LENNOX Richard
LENNOX Robert
LEO Annie
LEO John
LEO John Daniel
LEO Thomas D F
LEONARD John
LEONARD Joseph
LEONARD Thomas
LEONARDO Celoria
LEOPOLD Carl
LERGESSNER Margaret
LEROY Bertha
LESBERG Doretta
LESCHINSKI Lazarus
LESLIE Alexander
LESLIE Robert
LESLIE Sarah J C
LESTER Eliza
LESTER Eliza
LETHEREN Albert
LEURHAN Josephine
LEVER Bartholomew
LEVY Ernest
LEVY Henry George
LEWIS Alexander
LEWIS Alfred Thomas
LEWIS Annie
LEWIS Charles
LEWIS Ernest
LEWIS George
LEWIS George Henry
LEWIS George Thomas
LEWIS Harold Herbert
LEWIS Harold Herbert D
LEWIS Harry
LEWIS James
LEWIS John
LEWIS Octavius
LEWIS Thomas
LEWIS Thomas
LEWIS William
LEWISLEY Albert
LEYDEN Eugene
LIDDELL John
LIDDY Phoebe Ann
LILLEY Walter
LILLIS William
LILLISH Annie
Lilly (Aboriginal)
LILLYMAN William L
Lily (Aboriginal)
LIN Charlie Suey
LINAKER Annie Elizabeth
LINCH Thomas
LINCOLN Ellen
LINDBERG Henrich ?
LINDBOLM Frederick
LINDEMAN Mary
LINDSAY James
LINDSAY James
LINDSAY Lilian May
LINDSAY Robert
LINDSAY William
LINEHAN James
LINES William
LINKE Amelia Clara ?
LINKE Edward Felix
LINKI Amelia Clara ?
LINNANE Elizabeth
LINNANE John
LINTERN Emma Mary
LINTHEWAITE Charles
LINTON Robert Tom De Burgh
LIPHARZ Alfred Henry
LISS Johan
LITTLE Elizabeth
LITTLE John
LITTLE Selina A
LITTLEFORD Elizabeth
LITTLETON Edward
LITTLETON Harriett
LITTLEWOOD William
LIVESLEY Thomas
LIVINGSTONE Duncan
LIVINGSTONE Emily Mary
LIVINGSTONE Robert
LIVINGSTONE William T
LLEWELLEN John Maston
LLOYD Charles Hny Fredk
LLOYD Edwin
LLOYD John Arthur
LLOYD Rose
LLOYD Victor Caird
LLOYD William Henry
LOBB Eliza Jane M
LOBB Sybil
LOBEGOIGOR Caroline
LOCKE Louisa
LOCKE Richard
LOCKE Walter
LOCKE William
LOCKE William
LOCKIE Catherine
LOCKWOOD Julia
LOCKWOOD Thomas D
LOEFFLER Bolinda
LOESKOW Edward Reinhardt
LOFTUS Mary
LOGAN John
LOGAN Johnny
LOGAN Robert
LOGAN Robert
LOHNMANN James
LOHSE William
LOJEK Lena
Lokai (Chinese)
LOMAN James
LOMAS William
LONERGAN James
LONERGAN John
LONERGAN John
LONERGAN Margaret
LONERGAN Michael
LONG Annie
LONG Bridget Mary
LONG James Bush
LONG Michael
LONG Michael
LONG Norman
LONG William James
LONGDEN Robert
LONGEPIERRE Leon
LONGLEY Elizabeth
LONGMORE Robert B
LOO NUN
LOOHY Ellen ?
LOONE Harold Herbert
LOOSE Hans
LORD Harriett
LORD Joseph
LORD Mary
LORD Robert
LORENZ Ada
LORENZ Albert
LORENZ Edward
LORENZ Elizabeth
LORNE John
LOSCHKI August
LOTZ Ellen
LOUDEN Robert ?
LOUGHER Theresa
Louie (South Sea Islander)
LOVATT Ephraim S
LOVE Richard Benjimen
LOVEGROVE Thomas
LOVEGROVE William
LOVEKIN J J
LOVELACE Harriett
LOVELL Richard
LOVELL Walter James
LOVERTURE Samuel
LOVETT Julia
LOW David
LOW Inez Veda
LOW Loung (Chinese)
LOW Margaret
LOW CHONG William Leslie
LOW COO
LOWE Annie
LOWE Annie
LOWE Annie Lillian
LOWTON James
LUBY Ellen
LUBY John
LUCAS Elizabeth Josephine
LUCAS Joseph
LUCAS Mary Ann
LUCAS Roger
LUCAS Samuel Percy
LUCAS Sarah Eunice
LUCAS Stanley
LUCEY Jane
LUCK Bertha
LUCK Maria
LUCOCK Lavinia
LUCTERLAND William
Lucy (Aboriginal)
Lucy (Aboriginal)
LUCY Cornelius
LUCY Cornelius
LUDLOW Edmund H
LUKE Annie M
LUKE Margaretta
LUM Mon
LUM Ung
LUM HOON YOUNG
LUM KUM (Chinese)
LUMBY Amos
LUND Evelyn
LUND James (or Thomas)
LUND Thomas (or James)
LUNDAN Adolf
LUPTON Sarah
LUTJEN Johan ?
LUXTON A (see under WARMINGTON R)
LY SUE
Lyllye (South Sea Islander)
LYNAGH Ellen Agatha
LYNCH Arthur
LYNCH Daniel
LYNCH Daniel
LYNCH David
LYNCH Ellen
LYNCH Frederick
LYNCH Henry
LYNCH James
LYNCH James Francis
LYNCH John
LYNCH John
LYNCH John
LYNCH Margaret
LYNCH Nellie
LYNCH Patrick
LYNCH Thomas
LYNCH Thomas (see LINCH Thomas)
LYNCH William
LYNCH William John
LYNE Thomas
LYNN Dickenson
LYNN Hugh
LYNN Hugh
LYON Caroline
LYONS John
LYONS Kate
LYONS Lulu
LYONS Patrick
LYONS Patrick
LYONS Robert
LYONS Sarah Ann
LYONS William
LYSAGHT John
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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 multiple record series, get copies and write a detailed report. Send a deposit of $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 Archives location/ID numbers for original records you've already seen, or send 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 $2 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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Names beginning with other letters.

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Mini-guide 'Researching Queensland Mental Asylum Patients'.

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