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Infants in Workhouses (Ireland)

Infants in Workhouses (Ireland) Published in 1879. Local Government Board, Dublin Return with Christian & Surname of each of infants born in Irish workhouses, or admitted when healthy under 12 months old, and attempted to be reared therein during 1872, showing what has since become of them (Discharged, Healthy, Dead, In Hospital, Taken out by friends, etc.). Also a similar return of he...

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Investigation into the death of James Lisney.

Investigation into the death of James Lisney. Published in 1841 A diabetic imprisoned for 24 hours in winter on bread & water and without any heating for a minor offence. Contains copies of notes and papers relating to a coroner’s inquest held before Mr. Wakley, upon a pauper who died in Hendon Union Workhouse, 1841. An excellent example of the investigations by a coroner into the...

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Labourers' Removal.

Labourers' Removal. Published in 1843. The introduction to the return states:- Copy of the correspondence relating to, and a return of, the number of persons who were removed from their parishes in the agricultural districts into the manufacturing districts, under the authority and sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners ; with the dates and mode of their removal, the names of the paris...

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Manuals of the Duties of Poor Law Officers. Master and Matron of the Workhouse

Manuals of the Duties of Poor Law Officers. Master and Matron of the Workhouse By William Golden Lumley, Esq., LL.M Published in 1869 An invaluable look at the way the workhouse was run. Showing how masters & matrons were appointed, their duties and receipts and payments they made. This book also covers the admission of paupers, discipline and diet and punishments for misbehaviour Mach...

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Paupers in Workhouses Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed 30 July 1861.

Returns "from each workhouse in England & Wales, of the name of every adult pauper in each workhouse who has been an inmate of the workhouse during a continuous period of five years; stating the amount of time that each of such inmates shall have been in the workhouse, and the reason assigned why such persons are unable to maintain themselves:" This cd contains the full return arranged by c...

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Poor Law (Mary Brophy).

Poor Law (Mary Brophy). Published in 1863 Poor Law Board, Whitehall, a copy of all papers and correspondence regarding the case of Mary Brophy, a pauper, removed from London, by force, and sent to Dublin, and afterwards returned to London by the ship 'Adelaide'. Mary Brophy, with two children , of Irish descent who had lived in Marylebone for twenty years, was forcibly discharged from ...

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Poor Law Commission (Duke William Beale).

Poor Law Commission (Duke William Beale). Published in 1849 Investigation of claims that relatives of a 92 year old pauper in Weymouth workhouse were capable of supporting him. Contains Poor law Commission correspondence, report etc., relating to the case of Duke William Beale, a pauper in the Weymouth Union Workhouse. Gives an interesting insight into the workings of the admissions...

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Transcription of the Poor Book of the Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton from 1656-1698.

Transcription of the Poor Book of the Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton from 1656-1698. Introduction and Notes by H.J. Wilkins, D.D. Published in 1910. A transcript of the tithes collected and poor relief given in a Gloucestershire parish during the period 1656-1698. Many names of people are included, making this useful for family history, local history and so...

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