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: Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 379-389. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51171 Date accessed: 11 April 2011.

See also

http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/staffs/newcastle_under_lyne_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?NewcastleUnderLyme/Newcastle.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

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

Records
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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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/workhouse.asp