Lichfield Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The City of Lichfield & its Out-Townships became part of Lichfield Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

Lichfield Union had  24,127 inhabitants in 1841.

The union of Lichfield comprises 29 parishes or places, with a population of 24,127.From: 'Lewknor - Lidsey', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 78-85. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51106 Date accessed: 10 March 2011.
The Union workhouse which stood on Burton Road, Lichfield was built in 1840/1, with room for about 200 paupers.

See also http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/staffs/lichfield_workhouse.htm

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/index.html?Lichfield/Lichfield.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Alrewas, Staffordshire Genealogy
Alrewas Hays, Staffordshire Genealogy
Armitage, Staffordshire Genealogy
Brereton, Staffordshire Genealogy
Burntwood, Staffordshire Genealogy
Colton, Staffordshire Genealogy
Elford, Staffordshire Genealogy
Farewell, Staffordshire Genealogy
Freeford, Staffordshire Genealogy
Fulfen, Staffordshire Genealogy
Hammerwich, Staffordshire Genealogy
Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire Genealogy
Haselour, Staffordshire Genealogy
King's Bromley, Staffordshire Genealogy
King's Hays Bromley, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield Christ Church, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield St Chad, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield St Mary, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield St Michael, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield the Close, Staffordshire Genealogy
Lichfield the Friary, Staffordshire Genealogy
Longdon, Staffordshire Genealogy
Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire Genealogy
Ogley Hay, Staffordshire Genealogy
Pipe Ridware, Staffordshire Genealogy
Rugeley, Staffordshire Genealogy
Shenstone, Staffordshire Genealogy
Stonnall, Staffordshire Genealogy
Tamhorn, Staffordshire Genealogy
Wall, Staffordshire Genealogy
Weeford, Staffordshire Genealogy
Whittington, Staffordshire Genealogy
Yoxall, Staffordshire Genealogy

Later additions Chasetown, Staffordshire Genealogy


Records[edit | edit source]

Staffordshire Record Office holds many records including:
Inmates 1924-1928
Rate Books, 1866-1957
Valuation Lists, 1868-1934
Minutes, 1836-1930
Ledgers, 1883-1930

The Public Record Office holds:
Correspondence, 1834-1900 (Class MH 12/11330-58)
Staff Registers, 1837-1921 (Class MH 9/10)