Auckland Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The union included the following: Auckland St Andrew, Auckland St Helen, Auckland West, Bedburn North, Bedburn South, Binchester, Bishop Auckland, Bolam, Byers Green, Coundon, Coundon Grange, Crook & Billy Row, Eldon, Evenwood & Barony, Escomb, Hamsterley, Hunwick & Helmington, Helmington Row, Lynesack & Softley, Merrington, Merrington Lane, Middlestone, Middridge, Middridge Grange, Newfield, Newton Cap, Old Park, Pollards Lands, Shildon, Thickley East, Westerton, Windlestone, Whitworth, Whitworth Without and Witton-le-Wear.

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Auckland/

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Auckland St Andrew, Durham Genealogy Auckland St Anne, Durham Genealogy Auckland St Helen, Durham Genealogy Byers Green, Durham Genealogy Coundon, Durham Genealogy Crook, Durham Genealogy Escomb, Durham Genealogy Etherley, Durham Genealogy Hamsterley, Durham Genealogy Hunwick, Durham Genealogy Lynesack, Durham Genealogy Merrington, Durham Genealogy Shildon, Durham Genealogy Whitworth, Durham Genealogy Witton le Wear, Durham Genealogy