Stockton Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Some almshouses, originally erected about the year 1682, were rebuilt in 1816, from a gift of £3000 by George Brown, Esq.; they contain a committee-room and dispensary, and thirty-six apartments. Elizabeth Bunting, in 1765, bequeathed the sum of £300 for the benefit of poor persons, which was invested in the purchase of £378. 13. three per cent, consols. The union comprises 42 parishes or places, of which 30 are in the county of Durham, and 12 in the N. riding of York; and contains altogether a population of 33,743.

From: 'Stockport - Stockwood', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 209-215. URL: Date accessed: 27 March 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]

Billingham, Durham Genealogy Carlton, Durham Genealogy Egglescliffe, Durham Genealogy Elton, Durham Genealogy Elwick Hall, Durham Genealogy Greatham, Durham Genealogy Grindon, Durham Genealogy Hart, Durham Genealogy Hartlepool, Durham Genealogy High Worsall, Yorkshire Genealogy Kirk Levington, Yorkshire Genealogy Long Newton, Durham Genealogy Middlesbrough, Yorkshire Genealogy Middlesbrough St Hilda, Yorkshire Genealogy Norton, Durham Genealogy Redmarshall, Durham Genealogy Seaton Carew, Durham Genealogy Stainton in Cleveland, Yorkshire Genealogy Stockton upon Tees St Thomas, Durham Genealogy Stockton upon Tees Holy Trinity, Durham Genealogy Stranton, Durham Genealogy Thornaby, Yorkshire Genealogy West Acklam, Yorkshire Genealogy Wolviston, Durham Genealogy Yarm, Yorkshire Genealogy