Newcastle under Lyme Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Almshouses for twenty aged widows were erected and endowed under the will of Christopher Monk, Duke of Albemarle, dated July 4th, 1687. The poor-law union of Newcastle comprises nine parishes or places, containing a population of 19,476.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 379-389. URL: Date accessed: 11 April 2011.

See also

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

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Audley, Staffordshire Betley, Staffordshire Chapel Chorlton, Staffordshire Keele, Staffordshire Madeley, Staffordshire Maer, Staffordshire Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire Newcastle under Lyme St George, Staffordshire Talke, Staffordshire Whitmore, Staffordshire

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From 2012 the National Archive also permits online searches and record downloads for records of this Poor Law Union as a result of local volunteer efforts, see National Archives 19th Century Poor Law Union and Workhouse Records series reference MH12