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From: Maureen <>
Subject: Re: [Irish Genealogy] THE WORKHOUSES OF IRELAND/ENGLAND
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 18:34:17 -0800 (PST)
Mary Kay or anyone ---
Would you know if there are registers of any kind for the names of IRISH inmates of workhouses in ENGLAND during the 1840s and 1850s?
My IRISH ancestors from County Galway spent their childhoods in ENGLISH workhouses. I don't know if their parents had emigrated to England or if the children were transported there from Ireland by their English rulers.
About ten or twelve years ago I wrote an email to the archivist of the City of Liverpool -- because I was able to find a link to him on the current web site of the city -- and I asked if the city had anywhere some lists or censuses of children who were inmates of the poorhouses or orphanages.
He said there were no such lists but that from my information he did find a possible family for my great-grandmother in the city's disk of the 1851 Census (that was long before any UK Censuses were available online to us), and he scanned that family census entry and sent it along. I have found no way to prove if it was her family or not. Or if their address was a workhouse.
And I still seek information as to where those two children were. In the family, some say Manchester and some say Liverpool and others have never heard the story and say maybe he was in Manchester and she was in Liverpool ... or vice versa.
If there is a repository of Irish Poor Law Union Records that would include transports to England -- and/or a repository of English poorhouse records of inmates for the 1840s and 1850s that would include Irish transports, I'd love to know all about it!
--- On Fri, 3/4/11, Michael Danahy <> wrote:
From: Michael Danahy <>
Subject: Re: [Irish Genealogy] THE WORKHOUSES OF IRELAND
Date: Friday, March 4, 2011, 5:18 PM
A belated thank you for your kind reply
On Feb 19, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Mary Kay wrote:
> Michael, "Workhouses of Ireland" does not have lists of names of
> inhabitants. For the most part workhouse registers have been lost.
> Surviving ones for Northern Ireland are located at PRONI and those
> for the
> Republic at the local county library.
> There is also some information contained in the British Parliamentary
> Mary Kay
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