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From: "MaryH" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] St Marylebone Workhouse
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:34:57 +0100
> I am researching a Louisa HARRIS born circa 1812 and 'living' with her
> mother and father in Bulstrode Mews in Marylebone Lane in 1828.Her trial
> at the Old Bailey says that she was 'on the town' for approx two (2)
> years. Her testimony suggests that she was living & working on the street
> due to trouble at home.
> This led me to think that she may have had to go to the St Marylebone
> Workhouse for support/shelter?. I have searched google and cannot find any
> records relating to this early period ie 1826-1828 that may include her
> and tell me if my assumption is correct.If she does have a assistance
> record with this workhouse then perhaps it may give me more info on her
> family. I have hit a brick wall with them as her trial record has Richard
> as her father and her death certificate has Thomas.
> Any assistance on the workhouse for this period would be great
Bad news and good news!
Bad news - the Union workhouse at St Marylebone did not come into being
until 1835 (ish) - so there won't be any records before this date.
Good news - before1835, individual parishes were responsible for theirown
poor so if she needed help, Louisa may have gone to the Parish Authorities.
The man with the money was the Parish Overseer and his account books may
have survived (they should be at the London Metropolitan Archives if they
have). His records maynot tell you much as he would have been more concerned
with keeping track of the money than with the circumstances of the people he
helped. Also the records are unlikely to be indexed and could involve a huge
search to potentially find nothing anyway!
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