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An Act of Parliament in the year 1834 took the responsibility of administering to the poor from the local parish church to the doorstep of civil government. The government grouped each civil parish into a union of parishes. There were nearly 600 such unions throughout England, each one comprising close to 20 or more parishes, and were specifically setup to meet the demands of the poor among their local populations, with a workhouse on the premises. The responsbility was transferred from local parishes to a Board of Guardians in each union. These groupings or unions were known as poor-law unions. Middlesex had the following poorlaw unions within its boundaries:  
 
An Act of Parliament in the year 1834 took the responsibility of administering to the poor from the local parish church to the doorstep of civil government. The government grouped each civil parish into a union of parishes. There were nearly 600 such unions throughout England, each one comprising close to 20 or more parishes, and were specifically setup to meet the demands of the poor among their local populations, with a workhouse on the premises. The responsbility was transferred from local parishes to a Board of Guardians in each union. These groupings or unions were known as poor-law unions. Middlesex had the following poorlaw unions within its boundaries:  
  
*Brentford
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*Battersea
*Edmonton
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*Bermondsey
*Hendon
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*Brentford  
*Staines
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*Bethnal Green
*Uxbridge
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*Camberwell
*Willesden
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1286918468541_168" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1286918468541_260" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1286918468541_5" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1286918468541_855" />Chelsea
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*Clapham
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*Clerkenwell
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*Edmonton  
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*Fulham
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*Greenwich
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*Hackney
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*Hammersmith
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*Hampstead
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*Hendon  
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*Holborn
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*Islington
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*Kensington
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*Lambeth
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*Lewisham
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*Marylebone
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*Mile End
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*Paddington
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*Poplar
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*St George (Hanover Square)
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*St George in the East
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*St Olave
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*St Pancras
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*St Saviour's
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*Shoreditch
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*Southwark
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*Stepney
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*Staines  
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*Strand
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*Uxbridge  
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*Wandsworth
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*Westminster
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*Whitechapel
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*Willesden  
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*Woolwich
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Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:  
 
Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:  
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#Creed Registers  
 
#Creed Registers  
 
#Rate books  
 
#Rate books  
#Workhouse Lists of Inmates
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#Workhouse Lists of Inmates  
 
#Register of Apprentices  
 
#Register of Apprentices  
#Register of Births
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#Register of Births  
 
#Register of Deaths  
 
#Register of Deaths  
#Vestry Rate Books
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#Vestry Rate Books  
#Admission and Discharge Registers  
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#Admission and Discharge Registers
 
#Board of Guardians' Records <br>
 
#Board of Guardians' Records <br>
  
To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Middlesex), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Edmonton; then search under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".<br>
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To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Middlesex), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Whitechapel; then search under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".<br>

Revision as of 21:24, 12 October 2010

An Act of Parliament in the year 1834 took the responsibility of administering to the poor from the local parish church to the doorstep of civil government. The government grouped each civil parish into a union of parishes. There were nearly 600 such unions throughout England, each one comprising close to 20 or more parishes, and were specifically setup to meet the demands of the poor among their local populations, with a workhouse on the premises. The responsbility was transferred from local parishes to a Board of Guardians in each union. These groupings or unions were known as poor-law unions. Middlesex had the following poorlaw unions within its boundaries:

  • Battersea
  • Bermondsey
  • Brentford
  • Bethnal Green
  • Camberwell
  • Chelsea
  • Clapham
  • Clerkenwell
  • Edmonton
  • Fulham
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith
  • Hampstead
  • Hendon
  • Holborn
  • Islington
  • Kensington
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Marylebone
  • Mile End
  • Paddington
  • Poplar
  • St George (Hanover Square)
  • St George in the East
  • St Olave
  • St Pancras
  • St Saviour's
  • Shoreditch
  • Southwark
  • Stepney
  • Staines
  • Strand
  • Uxbridge
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster
  • Whitechapel
  • Willesden
  • Woolwich


Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:

  1. Guardianship
  2. Creed Registers
  3. Rate books
  4. Workhouse Lists of Inmates
  5. Register of Apprentices
  6. Register of Births
  7. Register of Deaths
  8. Vestry Rate Books
  9. Admission and Discharge Registers
  10. Board of Guardians' Records

To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Middlesex), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Whitechapel; then search under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".