Amelia Mais

1814 - 23rd Sep 1889


  1. Amelia Mais, baptised 06/10/1814 in St James, Bristol, daughter of Charles Mais, a hat manufacturer, and his second wife Elizabeth Corne nee Pownall. Inherited a share in Silver Hill estate in St Andrew, Jamaica, in trust on the death of her uncle James Corne Pownall in 1824.

  2. Amelia Mais was admitted as a private patient at Longwood Asylum in Somerset 16/11/1849 and discharged 23/03/1876 (as "relieved" rather than "recovered"). On the same date 23/03/1876 she was admitted to Plympton Lunatic Asylum in Devon. In 1881 Amelia Mais, age 67, born Marchmarydon, Gloucestershire, was living in the Plympton Lunatic Asylum, George Lane, Plympton St Mary, Devon.

  3. Administration of the Personal Estate of Amelia Mais, formerly of Longwood House in the parish of Long Ashton, Somerset, but late of Plympton House in Devon, spinster, who died 23/09/1889 at Plympton House was granted to Rebecca Bryde (whife of Henry Charles Bryde) of Goytrey near Pontypool in Monmouthshire, the sister and one of the next of kin. Personal estate £2,671 9s 10d.


  1., England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online]; PROB 11/1719/375.

  2., UK, Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912 [database online]; 1881 census online

  3. National Probate Calendar 1889.

We are grateful to Howard Mais, Rita Lamb and Jill Britton for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

died unmarried
Wealth at death
£2,691 9S 10D

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1824 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (15)

Daughter → Mother
First Cousins
First Cousins
Brother → Sister
Sister → Brother
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Uncle
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins

Addresses (3)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Longwood House Lunatic Asylum, Long Ashton, Somerset, South-west England, England
Plympton House Lunatic Asylum, George Lane, Plympton St Mary, Devon, Devon and Cornwall, England