Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Ancestry adds London, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1738-1930 may have new information for you if you had a person of interest in the workhouse in one of the following London boroughs (Poor Law Unions or Parishes): Camden (St Giles in the Fields, St Pancras), City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham (Fulhan, Hammersmith), Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Holborn (Holborn, St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury), Kensington and Chelsea (Chelsea, Kensington, St Mary Abbots), Westminster (Paddington, St Marylebone, Westminster).
There are 3,264,526 records which contain name, dates of admission and/or discharge, age (or year of birth) and other details.
The other details can be telling. I found a Richard Ordish, age 42, admitted in Westminster on 30 March 1839 as a destitute, occupation paper hanger. That's the name of my 3rd great grandfather The clincher in identifying him as my ancestor is the parish to which he belonged listed as Cambridge which is where he died the following year and where his widow and children are found in the 1841 census.

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