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From: "Edna & Ken" <>
Subject: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 08:46:59 -0400


Thanks kindly, Jan. You have been most helpful. I shall look further for
my Eliza Jennings age 7 along with (brother?) William age 9 at the Wells
Workhouse during the 1851 Census.

Thanks kindly,

Edna - Ottawa

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----- Original Message -----
From: rossbret <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 4:07 AM
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844


> Hello Edna,
> A very brief history for you:
> Following the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, Poor relief was divided into
> Unions where a number of Parishes joined together, and a Board of
Guardians
> were elected.
> A Clerk to the Board of Guardians was employed, which was a very important
> job. Each Union was then sub divided into areas with a relieving officer
> appointed to each area to ease administration.
> Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths was introduced in 1837 and
the
> Job of Superintendant Registrar was given to the Clerk to the Board. The
> relieving officers became registrars. Hence the reason that registration
> districts sometimes overlap county boundaries!!
> Hence the recording of births etc ... in the workhouse were more likely to
> be accurate than those occurring outside the workhouse.
> Records were kept of all different types within the workhouse eg Admission
> and Discharge, Creed registers, Vaccination records, Lists of Paupers, etc
> etc
> The problem is that many of these records have been destroyed, for example
> in Edinburgh there was a Council re shuffle in 1974 when it was felt
nobody
> would be interested in poor law records and they were destroyed!!
> The same happened to most records in Worcestershire, whereas some Unions
> have comprehensive records that make wonderful reading. Unfortunately, its
> the luck of the draw!!
> There are no individual records available at Wells prior to 1874,
althought
> there are minutes etc...which are held at the record office in Taunton.
> All the best, Jan
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Edna & Ken" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 4:22 AM
> Subject: [UK-W&H] JENNINGS, Eliza b. 1844
>
>
> > Good Day, I was wondering if you could help me:
> > How to verify her birth, etc. .... (I have checked Birth Indices
> > 1844-1843
> > on film at the LDS and cannot locate birth).
> > * 1851 Census shows an Eliza Jennings age 7 b. Meare at the Wells
> Workhouse
> > along with
> > William Jennings age 9 b. Meare
> > On the 1861 Census for Street she gives her age as 17 and b. in Meare
> > On the 1871 Census for Street she gives her age as 27
> > On the 1881 Census for bristol she gives her age as 37
> > Eliza passed away in Bristol 1907 at 63 years
>
>
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