Manchester Poor Law Union

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History[edit | edit source]

For more information see The Workhouse, Manchester Poor Law Union

The union at formation had 12 constituent townships

 Blackley,Manchester Poor Law Records, Lancashire England, Bradford Manchester, Lancashire, Poor Law Union RecordsCheetham Manchester, Poor Law Records, Crumpsall Poor Law recordsFailsworth, Lancashire Poor Law Records, Harpurhey, Great Heaton, Little Heaton, Manchester , Moston (Manchester) Poor Law RecordsNewton (Manchester) Poor Law Union RecordsPrestwich Poor Law Records.

The post 1850 Manchester Union had the following constituent parishes:

Ancoats St Andrew, Lancashire Genealogy , Lancashire Beswick, Lancashire Genealogy , Cheetham Hill St Mark, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester, Lancashire Genealogy
Ancoats All Souls, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St Ann, Lancashire Genealogy ,
Manchester St Barnabas, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St George, Lancashire Genealogy
Manchester St James, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St John, Lancashire Genealogy ,
Manchester St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St Matthew, Campfield, Lancashire Genealogy ,
Manchester St Michael, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St Paul, Lancashire Genealogy ,
Manchester St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy , Manchester St Peter, Oldham Road, Lancashire Genealogy
Manchester St Philip, Lancashire ,Manchester St Philip, Bradford Road, Lancashire Genealogy ,Newton All Saints, Lancashire Genealogy

Records[edit | edit source]

• Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives), 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester, M4 5FU. The few surviving holdings include: Workhouse admissions and discharges (1841-5); Creed registers (1881-1914, with gaps); Lists of children sent to Swinton Industrial School (1846-64); etc.

Records of admissions for the New Bridge Street Workhouse, Manchester, 1880-1899 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 49/2/11/1-4, L 49/2/12/1-4.

Record of admissions, 1880-1887 (includes year of birth and religion of each person).
Record of admissions, 1880-1887 (includes year of birth and religion of each person).
Record of admissions, 1889-1899.
2355903 Items 1 - 12

Religious creed register, 1881-1914 Manchester Workhuse Microfilm of original records at Manchester Library. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949

Religious creed register 1881-1901
Religious creed register 1901-1914

• Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Swinton Industrial School admissions and discharges (1846-8, 1850-1934); indexes (1848-1935); etc.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Provision for the Relief of the Poor in Manchester 1754-1826 Gordon Bradley Hindle Includes bibliography (p. 179-186) and index. Manchester : Manchester University Press for the Chetham Society, c1975
  • Workhouses and hospitals of North Manchester Includes lists of officials of the workshouses (p.71). Susan Hall Publication Radcliffe, Manchester : Neil Richardson, 2004
    71 p. : illustrations, facsimiles., maps, ports.
    ISBN/ISSN 1852161612
  • The account book of Casey's charity : an indexed transcript 1794-1847 with an index of 13,000 names
    transcribed by Tony and Margaret Butler
    Author John Casey
    Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society


[edit | edit source] PeterHeginbotham's website has details of all Manchester workhouse locations