Spilsby Poor Law Union, Lincolnshire Genealogy

History

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

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

Websites

The Workhouse