Seisdon Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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SEISDON, a township, and the head of a union, in the parish of Trysull, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon and of the county of Stafford, 6 miles (W. S. W.) from Wolverhampton; containing 213 inhabitants. It gives name to the hundred; and also to a poor-law union which comprises 12 parishes or places, 11 of them in the county of Stafford, and one in that of Salop, the whole containing a population of 13,097. Sedlescomb - Selworthy', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 44-48. URL: Date accessed: 25 March 2011

Seisdon Union comprised the 13 parishes and townships of Bobbington, Codsall-and-Oaken, Enville, Himley, Kinfare, Pattingham, Upper Penn, Lower Penn, Tettenhall, Trysull-and-Seisdon, Wombourn, Woodford Grange, and Rudge. The Union contained about 41,000 acres, and 12,263 inhabitants in 1841.
Seisdon Union Workhouse stood on the Upper Green in Tettenhall. It was an old building which was enlarged in 1836, to accommodate 80 paupers.

See also

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

Parishes in the Union
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Bobbington, Staffordshire
Bobbington, Shropshire
Codsall, Staffordshire
Enville, Staffordshire
Himley, Staffordshire
Kinver, Staffordshire
Pattingham, Shropshire refers to Rudge which is part of the Pattingham St Chad parish in Shropshire
Pattingham, Staffordshire
Penn, Staffordshire
Tettenhall Regis, Staffordshire
Trysull, Staffordshire
Wombourn, Staffordshire
Woodford Grange, Staffordshire