West Ham Poor Law Union, Essex Genealogy

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Constituent Parishes

East Ham, Essex
Leyton, Essex
Leytonstone, Essex
Little Ilford, Essex
Plaistow St Mary, Essex
Stratford St John, Essex
Walthamstow, Essex [St Mary]
Walthamstow St James, Essex
Walthamstow St John, Essex
Walthamstow St Peter, Essex
Wanstead, Essex
West Ham, Essex
Woodford, Essex
Woodford Bridge, Essex


 Newham Archives and Local Studies Library, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL. Holdings include: Guardians' Minutes (1836-42, 1844-61, 1873-5, 1884-1930).
 Waltham Forest Archives, Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NH. Holdings include: Central Home admissions (1906-59, women and children only); Printed Guardians' Minutes (1906-8, 1912-13, 1922-26, 1929-30) see also T/P 617/5 baptismal registers of Leytonstone Holy Trinity Includes some dates of birth; baptisms at West Ham Union and available at Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office


For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?WestHam/WestHam.shtml Workhouses site