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Advice Please on a Workhouse Record Please

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val1963 Report 11 Jan 2013 19:46


Thanks for the information regarding Drayton Bassett , I wondered if it was my ggg grandad's status rather than my ggg gran's.

I'll take a look at that website

Many Thanks


mgnv Report 11 Jan 2013 01:11

In 1838, Drayton Bassett was a parish in Tamworth union. (The initial rego districts coincided with the poor-law unions.) It straddled the Staffs-Warwick boundary until the boundary changes of the 1890s. It remained in Tamworth RD until the RD was abolished in 1939q4, and Tamworth RD was split between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield RDs with Drayton Bassett going to Lichfield RD.

A handy ref for checking the 1850s status of places is Lewis:
Subsequent history can be gotten by looking up, say, the birth of John (no surname) in Tamworth in 1838 on FreeBMD, then clicking on "Tamworth" then more info "here".

I think it would be your ggg grandad's status that counted more than your ggg gran's.


val1963 Report 10 Jan 2013 19:38


Thank You very much

Drayton Bassett was a civil parish of Lichfield !



brummiejan Report 10 Jan 2013 19:32

I found a few entries - here is an example:



val1963 Report 10 Jan 2013 19:28

Thanks Jan

I think it did come under Lichfield in them day's, and yes i never thought about that it could be her residence at that time.

I can not find it on Google though,



brummiejan Report 10 Jan 2013 19:19

Drayton Bassett does come under Lichfield doesn't it - it sounds to me like this is her parish of residence, but doesn't necessarily mean her birthplace.


val1963 Report 10 Jan 2013 19:14


I have a Staffordshire Workhouse record of my ggg Grandmother & her children.
in 1838 and 1839.

The advice I'm asking for is on the record where it say's

Original Parish : it says Drayton Bassett and the Union is Tamworth ,

so does that mean Drayton Bassett where my ggg Grandfather was born as my

ggg Grandmother was born in St Mary, Lichfield,Staffordshire.