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Drogheda workhouse
« on: Monday 09 November 15 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
Please would someone be kind enough to help me find the names of people in the Drogheda workhouse on the 1911 census. I would like to browse the names, but am not sure of the path.
Thank you

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 November 15 20:16 GMT (UK) »
People in institutions are listed by initials rather than name. You can browse here if you haven't any specific people to look for yet-
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Louth/

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Drogheda/
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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 November 15 20:56 GMT (UK) »
There are several workhouses in the county, it difficult to figure out which is which.
I think this one is in Drogheda town but could be wrong.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Louth/St__Laurence_Gate/Legavoureen/570042/

It appears to be the correct townland and parish, looking at the OSI mapviewer.

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 November 15 21:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi There

Can you give us the names and ages of those you are looking for !?

Also, have you proof that's where they were ?

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 November 15 22:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your replies.
I am looking for William Farrell who was born in approx 1846, so would have been about 65 in 1911. I have been unable to find him on the 1911 census.
I have no proof he was in the workhouse in 1911. I have however found a death certificate for someone of that name in the workhouse in 1921, district of St Peter's 3. I cannot be sure the death certificate is the right one because the informant is not a family member.
I was hoping that I could solve both mysteries by tying the two together.

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 November 15 22:56 GMT (UK) »
What was his wife's ( Julia by any chance) and or children's names?

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 November 15 23:18 GMT (UK) »
Work houses also functioned as hospitals so the William who died there may have been there for that reason, having said there is a WF age 67 in the workhouse linked above.

Perhaps Louth County Council could help.
http://www.louthcoco.ie/en/Services/Archives/Genealogy/
The link for the workhouse catalogue info isn't working foe me, may be broken.

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 November 15 09:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sinann,
Yes, his wife was Julia.
I found the WF you mention in 1911, and the age is quite possible, but with so little information it is difficult to match the two.
I have sent an email to Louth county council.
Thank you.

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Re: Drogheda workhouse
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 November 15 10:55 GMT (UK) »
The enumerators note is intriguing.
The fact he asked where William was and thought it worth making a note of.

Raises a lot of questions, did she know and was unwillingto say, why didn't she lie, had he left the area?

The Prison and Petty Court Sessions might be worth a look.
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&countryId=1927084

I'd do it if my internet connection would last more than a few minutes at a time.