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Offline nazchk

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peebles poorhouse
« on: Thursday 26 January 17 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know where to find out if there are any records which would show details of inmates of Peebles poorhouse, around the time of 1899 - 1910? I'm trying to find out why one of my ancestors had to enter the poorhouse. Also, where would an inmate be buried when they died?

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Re: peebles poorhouse
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 January 17 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Have a look at www.workhouses.org.uk.

The relevant entry for Peebles is:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Peebles/

It says any records will be at Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: peebles poorhouse
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 January 17 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks! That was fast.  :)

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Re: peebles poorhouse
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 January 17 09:29 GMT (UK) »
Also, where would an inmate be buried when they died?

Most probably Peebles St Andrews Cemetery, grave records will be with scottish borders council. Only a few families were allowed to be buried at the Cross Kirk by then, and they had money.

Heres a photo of it


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Re: peebles poorhouse
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 January 17 09:48 GMT (UK) »
Borders Family History Society

http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/peebles.asp

Screen search under key "poor"
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.