Spilsby Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

From the original expectation that each parish would make provision for the local poor, Spilsby had a town workhouse as early as 1797.

The enactment of the Poor Law Amendment Act in 1834 lead to the formation of the Spilsby Poor Law Union on 19 March 1837 and  the building during 1837-1838 of the Union workhouse for over 60 parishes within its jurisdiction.

The Union was divided into sub districts for Alford, Spilsby and Wainfleet. These also formed subdistricts for civil registration although these were subject to reorganisation.

Few records of the Union survive at Lincolnshire Archives.

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Addlethorpe, Lincolnshire Alford, Lincolnshire Anderby, Lincolnshire Ashby by Partney, Lincolnshire Aswardby, Lincolnshire Bilsby, Lincolnshire Bolingbroke with Hareby, Lincolnshire Bratoft, Lincolnshire Brinkhill, Lincolnshire Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire Candlesby, Lincolnshire Chapel St Leonard, Lincolnshire Claxby, Lincolnshire Croft, Lincolnshire Cumberworth, Lincolnshire Dalby, Lincolnshire East Keal, Lincolnshire East Kirkby, Lincolnshire Eastville, Lincolnshire Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire Firsby, Lincolnshire Friskney, Lincolnshire Great Steeping, Lincolnshire Gunby St Peter, Lincolnshire Hagnaby, Lincolnshire Halton Holegate, Lincolnshire Harrington, Lincolnshire Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire Hundleby, Lincolnshire Huttoft, Lincolnshire Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire Irby in the Marsh, Lincolnshire Langton by Spilsby, Lincolnshire Little Steeping, Lincolnshire Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire Midville, Lincolnshire Mumby, Lincolnshire Orby, Lincolnshire Partney, Lincolnshire Raithby, Lincolnshire Rigsby with Ailby, Lincolnshire Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire Scremby, Lincolnshire Skegness, Lincolnshire Skendleby, Lincolnshire South Ormesby with Ketsby, Calceby and Driby, Lincolnshire Spilsby, Lincolnshire Stickford, Lincolnshire Stickney, Lincolnshire Sutterby, Lincolnshire Sutton le Marsh, Lincolnshire Thorpe St Peter, Lincolnshire Toynton All Saints with Toynton St Peter, Lincolnshire Ulceby with Fordington, Lincolnshire Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire Wainfleet St Mary, Lincolnshire Wainfleet St Thomas, Lincolnshire Well, Lincolnshire Welton le Marsh, Lincolnshire West Keal, Lincolnshire Willoughby, Lincolnshire Winthorpe, Lincolnshire

Websites[edit | edit source]

[ http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Spilsby/ The Workhouse]