Hereford Poor Law Union, Herefordshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The Hereford Poor Law Union came into being on 28 April 1836 and during 1836-1837 replaced the existing parish workhouses with a new Union workhouse at Commercial Road.

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and Hereford Workhouse

In 1907 the Master and Matron of the workhouse had a son, who after the death of his father was to become famous Gilbert Harding Wikipedia

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Aconbury, Herefordshire Allensmore, Herefordshire Amberley, Herefordshire Bartestree, Herefordshire Breinton, Herefordshire Burghill, Herefordshire Callow, Herefordshire Clehonger, Herefordshire Credenhill, Herefordshire Dewsall, Herefordshire Dinmore, Herefordshire Dormington, Herefordshire Dinedor, Herefordshire Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire Fownhope with Fawley, Herefordshire Hampton Bishop, Herefordshire Haywood, Herefordshire Hereford All Saints, Herefordshire Hereford St John the Baptist, Herefordshire Hereford St Martin, Herefordshire Hereford St Nicholas, Herefordshire Hereford St Owen, Herefordshire Hereford St Peter, Herefordshire Hereford the Vineyard, Herefordshire Holme Lacy, Herefordshire Holmer, Herefordshire Huntington, Herefordshire Kenchester, Herefordshire Little Birch, Herefordshire Lugwardine, Herefordshire Marden, Herefordshire Mordiford, Herefordshire Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire Much Birch, Herefordshire Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire Pipe and Lyde, Herefordshire Preston Wynne, Herefordshire Stoke Edith, Herefordshire Stretton Sugwas, Herefordshire Sutton St Michael, Herefordshire Sutton St Nicholas, Herefordshire Upper and Lower Bullinghope with Grafton, Herefordshire Wellington, Herefordshire West Hide, Herefordshire Weston Beggard, Herefordshire Wisteston, Herefordshire Withington, Herefordshire