Hjalmar Fransson Högqvist 1840-1874 feb 15 in Mill road Hospital
Hjalmar was born 1839 in Hamburg as the son of the famous Swedish actress Emilie Högqvist Swedish crown prince
Oscar (later king Oscar I)
Hjalmar was after his mothers death 1846 raised
in Hamburg in the beginning of the 1860thies he settled In a Manor house in the province of Västergötland in sweden he married and had 2 daughters
Hjalmar apparently squandered his fortune and
Around 1867 the family had to leave the manor and moved to Gothenburg. later he
Became employed by the Wilson shipping line
A note in the Death records in the churchrecords for the familys home parish in Gothenburg says that Hjalmar Högqvist died 1874 feb 15 at “Mill road Hospital” according to a letter of 1874 march 31 from doctor called Alex Dunbar . There may have been severel Millroad Hospitals in England by that time but since Hjalmar was employed by a shipping line the hospital in Liverpool may be the most likely. If Hjalmar indeed died in a workhouse hospital he seems to have fallen on bad times indeed.
Are there any records ,pictures or information from the hospital about that time wich can give any information about him and the circumstances aurrounding his death ?
PS Here is a little film I made about emile Högqvist on You tube
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