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The Workhouse

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karen marie

karen marie Report 16 Aug 2013 16:14

My grandmother Elizabeth Alice Collins D.O.B 6th may1896 in isleworth she had an iligtamate child called Barbara evelyn collins D.O.B12th sept 1919 in Warkworth House, Twickenham Road, Isleworth,Middlesex. in Percy House Infimery what I want to know is when did elizabeth go into the workhouse and when did she come out and are there any official documents saying this. Barbara did not know her father either because he was a soldier or Elizabeth was taken advantage of by the gentleman she worked for as Elizabeths occupation was a Service maid she did eventually meet my grandfather John Henry Mardlin but I'm more interested in the workhouse and it's inmates


Amokavid Report 16 Aug 2013 16:23

Your grandmother may not have actually been a long term inmate / resident of the workhouse,she may only have been admitted to the hospital wing of the W House in order to give birth! therefore only staying there for say a week or so after the birth.

Workhouse records are available if they have survived ( I have checked out very old ones) & are usually to be found at the relevant Record / Archive offices,there is usually a long time closure rule on them,sometimes as long as 100yrs but the staff at the R offices will inform you about any regulations regarding the availability of said records.



Adeline Report 16 Aug 2013 16:28

You might get some information from the London Metropolitan Archives.


Cynthia Report 17 Aug 2013 16:48

Hello Karen Marie and welcome to the Community Boards :-)

As Karen Marie is a new poster, I'll send a friendly message on how to return to her thread. :-)


DIZZI Report 17 Aug 2013 18:42