Poor Law & The Workhouse


Everyone is going to have at least one ancestor who was given money, food or clothing from the poor rate funds or they may have been forced (no one went there voluntarily I am sure) to enter the workhouse.

The records that these interactions with the parish officials and the workhouse generated are a goldmine for family history and I am sure you will be surprised what you will find when you start to use these documents.

Click on the links below to start learning more about the the poor law & workhouse.

Illegitimacy Records

The Workhouse