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Kenneth

Kenneth Report 23 Jan 2013 18:22

Does anyone know how to go about looking for records of persons who lived in work houses.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 23 Jan 2013 18:48

Welcome to the boards Kenneth

Is it a relly you are seeking in a workhouse?

Give us a name and area and year of birth and someone will look them up for you.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 23 Jan 2013 18:54

If you look at this site:-

www.workhouses.org

and put the name of the town in the search box for the workhouse you are interested in, then scroll to near the bottom of the page it should tell you where any records that survive for that particular workhouse are kept.

If the person you are looking for was in the workhouse at the time of any census then someone on these boards will be able to look the person up for you if you give a name and approximate year of birth.

Kath. x

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 23 Jan 2013 23:19

Have had this message from Kenneth.

It is a relly I'm looking for. My great grandmother Annie Dewey, I'm not
sure of her birth could be around 1875, and her daughter also
Annie, birth certificate is Annie Emma Dewey born 19.04.1895, no father named. They were in the Bingham Workhouse in Nottingham. Any info you can find would be brilliant as I can find very little on this side of my family. Thanks.

I have had a look and can find neither of them on any census.

Have to log off now so am leaving it to anyone who may be able to find them.

Will come back in the morning.

Mel

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 23 Jan 2013 23:42

If you got the address from the 1895 bc, then it could be that the mother was admitted to the workhouse to give birth in the infirmary section. Many Workhouses converted to Hospitals at a later date and became incorporated into the NHS.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Bingham/

Gives a brief history of Bingham Workhouse, and a link to Nottingham Archive which holds the few records which survive. If they have the Admission and Discharge books, it would give some indication of how long they were staying there, and the destination on discharge. The Workhouse link does include the phrase "Births (1837-1930); etc." so you may be lucky!

A member of GR used to regularly go to Notts Archive and was willing to look up records for others. If you edit your title (edit the first post) to include Notts Archive, she may spot the thread and offer her assistance. The Archivist, if you were to contact them, are likely to charge a fee which she does out of kindness

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 11:46

I had a look at that last night Detective.

Can anybody find these two on any census please?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 11:57

Can anyone have a look at this as I can't seem to find these people on the census pages. I have gone forward one page and backwards one page.

1901 England Census
about William Day
Name: William Day
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann E Day
Gender: Male
Where born: Bayswater, London, England

Civil parish: Sculcoates
Ecclesiastical parish: Newington
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Registration district: Sculcoates
Sub-registration district: Hessle
ED, institution, or vessel: 34
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 36
Piece: 4479
Folio: 54
Page Number: 8
Household Members: Name Age
William Day 38
Ann E Day 28
Ann E Day 7
William S Day 4

RG13; Piece: 4479; Folio: 54; Page: 8.

It seems to give me page 9.????

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 12:31

I am looking on Ancestry.

When I view this it gives me Rg 4483 page 9.

Can someone have a look onFMP for William Day born 1863 London Bayswater please?

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2013 12:37

Ancestry has the wrong link

On GR,
4 Worcester Terrace, Gilbert rd,

Parish Newington - County Borough Kingston-upon Hull, - Ward S Newington

William Day 35, fisherman, worker, b Bayswater, London
Anne E (wife) 28 b Hull
Anne E (daughter) 7 b Hull
William S (son) 4 b Hull


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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2013 12:39

couldn't find them last night, but there was a death for an Annie Dewey in Loughbourogh c 1925? It seemed so 'wrong', it wasn't worth posting!

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 12:40

I have reported it to Ancestry.

Thanks for that Detective. I have some credits for GR but never thought of looking on here!!!!!!

Do you think this could be the family we are looking for please?

I have to go up the shop and get lunch in a min. so will be back later.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2013 12:53

Don't know! It seems unlijkely that Annie Dewey would travel to Notts to give birth, then back to around Hull, but stranger things have happened!

1911 for the same family

William Saml Day
Age in 1911: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: London, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Sculcoates
County/Island: Yorkshire-East Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 77 Manchester St Hull
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Fish Dock Labourer
Registration district: Sculcoates
Registration District Number: 521
Sub-registration district: Hessle
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Piece: 28640

William Saml Day 54
Ann Eliza Day 37
William Saml Day 14
Joseph Robt Day 8
Henry Day 5
Edward James Day 2
Lillian Day Under 1/12

Married 19 years, 8 children born, 2 died, 6 living. 5 of them are in the household.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2013 12:58

Associated marriage?

Marriages Jun 1891 (>99%)
Day William Sculcoates 9d 278 <<<<<<
Jackson Annie Sculcoates 9d 278 <<<<<<<???
Pentith Mary Elizabeth A Sculcoates 9d 278
Stevenson John Sculcoates 9d 278

Back to work shortly, so leaving it to you or any else with another idea ;-)

Andrew

Andrew Report 24 Jan 2013 13:23

How about this for the daughter Annie Emma? Born Bingham and adopted

1911 England Census
about Annie Emma Morley
Name: Annie Emma Morley
Age in 1911: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Relation to Head: Adopted Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil parish: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: 62 Hempshill Lane Bulwell
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Lace Hand Cutter
Registration district: Nottingham
Registration District Number: 430
Sub-registration district: Bulwell
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Piece: 20663
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Birchmore 51
Elizabeth Birchmore 59
Harold Birchmore 15
>>>>Annie Emma Morley 15




Andy

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 14:47

Wow that definately looks promising Andrew.!!!!!

Kenneth

Kenneth Report 24 Jan 2013 15:23

Thanks Andrew thats brilliant. Just got to try and work out everything back from there.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 16:24

Sorry I disappeared but my pc turned itself off and then soemone called. Can I never get a day to myself??

Good to see Kenneth back on his thread.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Jan 2013 16:31

Not sure about the adopted dau now as here she is with her family.

1901 England Census
about Annie Morley
Name: Annie Morley
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: Henry Morley
Mother's Name: Lizzie Morley
Gender: Female
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: Nottingham
Ecclesiastical parish: Nottingham St John the Baptist
Town: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status: View image

Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Nottingham South East
ED, institution, or vessel: 11
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 146
Piece: 3170
Folio: 32
Page Number: 23
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Morley 48
Lizzie Morley 42
Emma Morley 16
Nelly Morley 14
George Morley 11
Annie Morley 5


Andrew

Andrew Report 24 Jan 2013 16:35

There is another Dewey birth in same area.

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

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Births Jun 1902 (>99%)
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DEWEY Evelyn Mary Bingham 7b 509


and is described as Step daughter in the 1911

1911 England Census
about Evelyn Mary Dewey
Name: Evelyn Mary Dewey
Age in 1911: 9
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Relation to Head: Daughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Plungar, Leicestersh
Civil parish: Barkston and Plungar
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Street Address: Plungar Nr Bottesford Notts
Registration district: Bingham
Registration District Number: 433
Sub-registration district: Bingham
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Piece: 20772
Household Members: Name Age
David Pritchett 54
Elizabeth Pritchett 35
>>>>Evelyn Mary Dewey 9
Janet Louisa Godfrey 4

Married 4 years.


Andy


Andrew

Andrew Report 24 Jan 2013 16:42

This marriage set

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

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Marriages Mar 1907 (>99%)
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HARBY Elizabeth Bingham 7b 708
Pritchett David Bingham 7b 708


and then previous marriage for Elizabeth

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

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Marriages Sep 1903 (>99%)
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Dewey Elizabeth Bingham 7b 883
Dewey Sarah Bingham 7b 883
HARBY James Bingham 7b 883
Salvin James Bingham 7b 883


Andy



Andy