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=== <br>The Records ===
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=== <br>The Records ===
  
 
Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:  
 
Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:  
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=== Records at The Family History Library ===
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=== Records at The Family History Library ===
  
To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Yorkshire), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Wetherby, then under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".<br>
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To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Yorkshire), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Wetherby, then under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".<br>  
  
=== Online Transcriptions Relating to Poorlaw Records ===
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=== Online Transcriptions Relating to Poorlaw Records ===
  
[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?England/UnionsEngland.shtml Here's a website] providing history and a few online records
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[http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?England/UnionsEngland.shtml Here's a website] providing history and a few online records  
  
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Revision as of 01:30, 13 May 2011

An Act of Parliament in the year 1834 took the responsibility of administering to the poor from the local parish church to the doorstep of civil government. The government grouped each civil parish into a union of parishes. There were nearly 600 such unions throughout England, each one comprising close to 20 or more parishes, and were specifically setup to meet the demands of the poor among their local populations, with a workhouse on the premises. The responsbility was transferred from local parishes to a Board of Guardians in each union. These groupings or unions were known as poor-law unions. Yorkshire had many poorlaw unions within its boundaries.

The Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Yorkshire, East Riding

  • Beverley
  • Bridlington
  • Driffield
  • Howden
  • Kingston On Hull
  • Patrington
  • Pocklington
  • Sculcoates
  • Skirlaugh
  • York

Yorkshire, North Riding

Yorkshire, West Riding

  • Barnsley
  • Barwick in Elmot
  • Bierley
  • North Bradford
  • Bramley
  • Carlton
  • Dewsbury
  • Ecclesall Bierlow
  • Goole
  • Halifax
  • Hemsworth
  • Holbeck
  • Huddersfield
  • Hunslet
  • Keighley
  • Knaresborough
  • Leeds
  • Otley
  • Ouseburn Great
  • Pateley Bridge
  • Pontefract
  • Great Preston
  • Ripon
  • Rotherham
  • Saddleworth (Lancashire)
  • Sedburgh
  • Selby
  • Settle
  • Sheffield
  • Skipton
  • Thorne
  • Tadcaster
  • Wakefield
  • Wetherby
  • Wharfedale
  • Wortley


The Records
[edit | edit source]

Records from the poorlaw unions, which were created from this time forward include the following:

  1. Guardianship
  2. Creed Registers
  3. Rate books
  4. Workhouse Lists of Inmates
  5. Register of Apprentices
  6. Register of Births
  7. Register of Deaths
  8. Vestry Rate Books
  9. Admission and Discharge Registers
  10. Board of Guardians' Records


Records at The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

To determine records availability for each poorlaw, search the Family History Library Catalog under the name of the county (Yorkshire), and then under the name of the poorlaw union, i.e. Wetherby, then under the term[s] "poorlaw" or "poorhouses".

Online Transcriptions Relating to Poorlaw Records[edit | edit source]

Here's a website providing history and a few online records