Warrington Poor Law Union, Lancashire Genealogy
History[edit | edit source]
Early workhouses at Warrington 1728 (Church Street) Cuerdley (50), and at Great Sankey (45). Existed by 1777 when a Paliamentary report mentioned them.
A workhouse was opened at Poulton with Fearnhead in around 1740.
Newton-le-Willows had a workhouse on Bridge Street.
Warrington Poor Law Union was formed on 2nd February, 1837 Constituent parishes included
Lancashire: Burton Wood, Lancashire, Cuerdley , Golborne, Lancashire, Haydock; Hollinfare, LancashireHoughton, Middletown and Arbury; Kenyon, Newton in Mackerfield Newton in Makerfield, Lancashire, Penketh Padgate, Lancashire, Poulton with Fearnhead, Rixton with Glazebrook, Great Sankey, Lancashire, Croft with Southworth, Lancashire, Warrington Christ Church, Lancashire Warrington Holy Trinity, Lancashire,Warrington St Elfin, Lancashire , Warrington St Paul, Lancashire Woolstone with Martinscrofts, Winwick, Lancashire.
Initially, the new Warrington Union took over existing township workhouses at Warrington and Newton-le-Willows.
For more information see The Workhouse, Warrington, Lancashire
Records[edit | edit source]
- Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Few records survive — main holdings are Guardians' minutes (1837-1900).
- Poor law records, 1783-1846 Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Warrington Library, Warrington, Lancashire.
Warrington Library no.: Mss. 200, 219-225
|Payments to the poor 1783
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|Apprenticeship indentures 1823-1844 Poor rates 1846, 1838-1842
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Poor Law records Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Warrington Library, Warrington, Lancashire.
Warrington Library no.: Mss. 125-166, 774-778, 788-839, 844, 1039-1040.
|Outdoor poor relief 1798-1810, 1826-1829 Indoor poor relief 1736-1752 Day book 1757-1760 (includes payments made to poor)
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|Day books (contd.) 1779-1811 (From 1784 the accounts were arranged by subject, e.g. burials, apprentices, etc.) Cash accounts 1780-1800, 1771-1805 (not many names mentioned)
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|Overseers' minute books 1834-1852 (includes bastardy orders etc.)
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|Poor rates 1818-1823
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|Poor rates 1823-1828
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|Poor rates 1829-1834
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|Poor rates 1835-1837
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|Poor rates 1837-1840
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|Poor rates 1840-1843
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|Poor rates 1843-1845
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|Poor rates 1846-1848
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|Poor rates 1848
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|Poor rates 1849 Valuation 1838 Accounts 1746-1757 Petition 1780
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|Apprenticeship indentures 1854, 1825
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- Workhouse register, 1824-1829 Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990
|Workhouse register, 1824-1829
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- Account books, 1705-1798 Microreproduction of original records housed at the Warrington Library, Warrington.
Contains 2 notebooks, in different handwriting, covering the periods 1705-1756 and 1761-1798. Besides accounts, they contain various names, recipes, and recipients of a charity.
Warrington Library nos.: mss. 99-100.
Halton, Cheshire & Warrington Lancashire
|Account books, 1705-1798
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- Warrington Rate books and valuation lists, 1846-1885 publications: Wakefield, Yorkshire : Micro Methods, 1993 Microfilm copy of original at the Warrington Library, Warrington, Cheshire.
|Rate books, 1851, 1861 Valuation list, 1866 (to folio #114)
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|Valuation lists, 1866-1871 (from folio #114), 1871-1874, 1885 (to folio #180)
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|Valuation list, 1885-1887 (from folio #180)
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|Rate books, 1846-1847, 1850
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|Rate books, 1851 (vol. 2), 1854, 1861 (vol. 2) (Includes highway rates and lighting rates for 1851, 1854; and poor rates, 1861.)
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|Rate books, 1871 (Jan. & Aug.), 1872 (Jan.) (Contains poor rates.)
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|Rate books, 1872 (Jan. from folio #120), 1873 (Dec.), 1881 (Aug.) (Contains poor rates.)
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|Rate books, 1881 (Aug., from folio #241 & Dec.)
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Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Forrest, D (2001) Warrington's Poor and the Workhouse, 1725-1851.
- Hitchcock, T.V. (1985) The English workhouse: a study in institutional poor relief in selected counties. l695-l750. (DPhil thesis. University of Oxford.)
Websites[edit | edit source]
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Warrington/Warrington.shtml Peter Higginbotham site contains images, maps and history of the Union