Wolverhampton Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

There are numerous bequests for the poor. The union of Wolverhampton includes only a portion of the parish, comprising, with the town itself, the three chapelries of Bilston, Wednesfield, and Willenhall, and containing a population of 68,412.

From: 'Wollaston - Wolviston', Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 643-649. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51422 Date accessed: 29 March 2011.

See Also

http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/staffs/wolverhampton_workhouse.htm http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/work/the_workhouse/index.html?sid=e8fdf586dae2b6885efcd62b66bbd19d

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Wolverhampton/Wolverhampton.shtml

Parishes in the Union[edit | edit source]

Bilston, Staffordshire Genealogy Bilston St Luke, Staffordshire Genealogy Bilston St Mary, Staffordshire Genealogy Ettingshall, Staffordshire Genealogy Moxley, Staffordshire Genealogy Wednesfield, Staffordshire Genealogy Willenhall Holy Trinity, Staffordshire Genealogy Willenhall St Stephen, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St Peter, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St George, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St James, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St Mark, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St Mary, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St Matthew, Staffordshire Genealogy Wolverhampton St Paul, Staffordshire Genealogy