Where can I find workhouse records?

Where can I find workhouse records?

Local archives are the best source of information on workhouses. Workhouse records at The National Archives usually relate to the general business of the workhouses rather than individual inmates or members of staff.

Can I access workhouse records?

Few workhouse records are online, so the best place to start is often the County Record Office local to the institution. You will need to know roughly when your ancestor was in the workhouse and, if it was after 1834, which Poor Law Union their parish belonged to.

Where is Plomesgate?

Plomesgate is a hundred of Suffolk, consisting of 41,579 acres (168.26 km2). Plomesgate Hundred comprises the historic ports of Aldeburgh and Orford, the medieval market town of Saxmundham and twenty other parishes in the east of the county.

Where was the Liverpool workhouse?

Liverpool built its first workhouse in 1732 at the corner of College Lane and Hanover Street. In 1769-1772 a House of Industry was built at Brownlow Hill and the 1777 Parliamentary report refers to Liverpool Borough offering up to 600 people accomodation and it is known that out-relief was offered by several parishes.

What were the punishments in a workhouse?

Punishments: Punishments inflicted by the master and the board included sending people to the refractory ward, and for children, slaps with the rod; or for more serious offences inmates were summoned to the Petty Sessions and in some cases jailed for a period of time.

Where is Blything?

Blything was a hundred of eastern Suffolk, and with an area of 87,641 acres (354.67 km2) was the largest of Suffolk’s 21 hundreds.

How many workhouses were there in Liverpool?

Liverpool’s 1732 workhouse. A new “House of Industry” was built in 1769-72 at Brownlow Hill. A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded Liverpool Borough as having a workhouse that could accommodate up to 600 inmates….Up to 1834.

Ages of the inmates: Under 15 years 589
Children not employed 430

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Why would you go into a workhouse?

People ended-up in the workhouse for a variety of reasons. Usually, it was because they were too poor, old or ill to support themselves. Unmarried pregnant women were often disowned by their families and the workhouse was the only place they could go during and after the birth of their child.

When was the Plomesgate Union Workhouse built?

Plomesgate Union workhouse was built in 1836-7 at Wickham Market. Its construction cost about £7,000 and it could accommodate 400 inmates. The building, constructed of red brick in an Elizabethan style, was designed by John Brown who was also the architect of the Mutford and Lothingland union workhouse at Oulton.

Where was Saxmundham workhouse in Plomesgate located?

Saxmundham’s workhouse was located at the west of the town, at the north side of what is now Rendham Road. The building survived into the mid-twentieth century but modern housing now occupies the site. Its location is shown on the 1884 map below.

Who was the founder of the workhouse in London?

In 1676 Thomas Firmin established a parallel scheme in Aldersgate for employing the poor in the City of London, and through it provided training and a stock of flax for home working. This project survived through Firmin’s death in 1697, and its existence provided one model for the later Corporation of the Poor or London Workhouse.

Where was the City of London Poor Law Union Workhouse?

From 1904, to protect them from disadvantage in later life, the birth certificates for those born in the workhouse gave its address just as 42 Clifden Road, Clapton. In 1909, the Bow Road site was vacated by the City of London Union, who had decided to concentrate their work at Homerton.