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From: "MaryH" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] Chatham Hill Union Workhouse(or Medway Union Workhouse)
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 14:58:18 +0100
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> Thank you for your reply. Do you think I might be able to
> find them by looking at the Fiche for the 1841 census, if I can find out
> where they are held. All I know at present is that she was born 7 Jun 1840
at Chatham Hill and later married 1858-1860 in London. On the 1881 census
she gave her birth place as Wateringbury, Kent. Could have been a cover to
avoid saying born in workhouse or moved there early on in life.
You could try, but the 1841 census was taken in June, a whole year after she
was born. It was unusual for people to be in the workhouse for so long,
although they just may have been back in there.
You can look at all the census returns at the Family Record Centre,
otherwise the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone should have the whole
It might be worth checking any 1851 indexes for that area as well.
Mary Hallett - West Sussex
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