East Preston Poor Law Union, Sussex

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History[edit | edit source]

East Preston was a Gilbert Union which was formed on 22 January 1791 and grew to become 19 Parishes by 1806.

Because of the Gilbert Union East preston was able to resist the Poor Law Commission until in 1869 Gilbert Unions were abolished.The history of the workhouse is outlined here

The new East Preston Poor Law union was formed on 29 September 1869 and together with later additions continued until 1929. For further details of the history see also

Workhouse history

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

Constituent parishes[edit | edit source]

Amberley, Sussex Genealogy Broadwater, Sussex Genealogy Burpham, Sussex Genealogy Climping, Sussex Genealogy East Angmering with Angmering, Sussex Genealogy East Preston, Sussex Genealogy Ferring, Sussex Genealogy Ford, Sussex Genealogy Goring by Sea, Sussex Genealogy Greatham with Wiggonholt, Sussex Genealogy Houghton, Sussex Genealogy Lancing, Sussex Genealogy Littlehampton, Sussex Genealogy Lyminster, Sussex Genealogy North Stoke, Sussex GenealogyPoling, Sussex Genealogy Rustington, Sussex Genealogy South Stoke, Sussex GenealogyTortington, Sussex Genealogy West Tarring, Sussex Genealogy

Later additions Worthing, Sussex Genealogy from1894 and Wick from 1901