Doing some investigation into my family tree I discovered that one of my ancestors had Goldenbridge as her address on her daughters birth cert. And two years later she married the father. So I'm wondering about what the situation was...was Goldenbridge as bad back then as it became known to be in the 20th century? Should I assume she was in the institution or just happened to have an address in that area? Given the fact that the child was born before the marriage I am assuming she was in that place and it was not a good situation. I'm talking about the 1870s.
Any one know anything about what it was like around that time?