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Kay and John Collins 2006
Workhouse Records - Introduction

Details from various books of the Wellingborough Poor Law Union, to which Rushden & Newton Bromswold belonged, have been extracted and indexed. The first 3 (of 13) admissions & discharges book, a book of children boarded out, births at the Workhouse, together with four volumes of deaths have been combined into the index.

The Workhouse building still survives today as the Isebrook Hospital in Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough.
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Indexed Records
Rushden & Newton Bromswold
NRO Ref: Book
Dates
PL12/371 Children Boarded out
1902-1909
PL12/132-134 Admissions/discharges
1896-1899
PL12/158 Deaths
1867-1914
Acc.2003/38 Deaths
1914-1935
PL12/161 Return of Infant deaths
1871-1885
PL12/162 Return of Infant deaths
1885-1893
PL12/157 Workhouse Births
1867-1914



Index
Key to the Index codes:
AD
Admission/discharge
BO
Boarded out
D
Death
FP
Foster Parent
ID
Infant death
 
N
Born (natus)

Earlier Workhouse at Rushden

The Master's Report Book PL12/115 
13th week of the Quarter ending Christmas 1896
Report of the Number of Inmates 
Wards
Beds
number of occupants each night
 Total
 
 
W
T
F
S
S
M
T

Able-bodied Men
29
19
19
19
19
19
20
20
135
Old men
49
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
319
Boys
9
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
77
Male Infirmary
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
182
Male Infectious
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Male Receiving
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
122
101
101
101
101
101
104
104
713
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Able-bodied Women
14
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
119
Old Women
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
21
Girls
14
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
91
Female Infirmary
27
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
168
Lying-in Ward
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Female Infectious
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Female Receiving
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
71
57
57
57
57
57
57
57
399
There are many other books in this series - these relate to the Rushden area:-
NRO Ref:
Wellingborough Union Records (Rushden area) from
to
PL12/115 to 122
Indoor relief - Master's report books 1895 1912
PL12/132 to 144
Admissions/discharges 1896  
PL12/146
Inventories of property of deceased inmates 1914 1936
PL12/147
Bathing register (not seen) *poor state
PL12/157
Workhouse births 1867 1914
PL12/161 to 162
Return of infant deaths 1871 1893
PL12/183 to 191
Outdoor relief (South) 1901 1928
PL12/212 to 220
Report Books (South)    
PL12/226 to 295
Relief lists 1910 1924
PL12/367 to 371
Children Boarded out & pay lists    
PL12/372
Fairlawn Childrens Home 1906 1954
PL12/378 to 403
Vaccination registers 1879 1910
Accession 2003/38
Register of deaths (includes cause of death) 1914 1935
Accession 2003/38
Register of inmates 1905 1943
Accession 2003/38
Register of soldiers 1940 1942



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