Whitby Poor Law Union, Yorkshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The union of Whitby comprises twenty-two parishes or places, containing a population of 20,100. From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 543-551. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51398 Date accessed: 06 May 2011.

The Whitby Poor Law Union was formed on 9 January 1837 and took over the existing parish workhouse later expanding the site.

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?Whitby/Whitby.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Aislaby, Yorkshire Egton, Yorkshire Eskdaleside, Yorkshire Fylingdales, Yorkshire Glaisdale, Yorkshire Goathland, Yorkshire Grosmont, Yorkshire Hinderwell with Roxby, Yorkshire Lythe, Yorkshire Sneaton, Yorkshire Ugglebarnby, Yorkshire Whitby, Yorkshire Whitby St Hilda, Yorkshire Whitby St John the Evangelist, Yorkshire