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Offline Jenny1

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Preston Quarter Workhouse
« on: Saturday 21 July 18 11:45 BST (UK) »
I have recently found out that a James Whinneray was born there in 1852. His birth certificate gives his mother as Jane but no father's details. On the 1861 he is listed as J Whinneray aged 9 and underneath is M Whinneray aged 6. Just found a birth for Mary WHINERAY (spelling keeps changing) in Bootle 1855 no mother's maiden name so I assume she is James' sister.

Would there be any records to show when they were admitted to the workhouse and further details about Jane as I have come to a brickwall with my research. I am researching James Whineray born (according to census information) in Ravenglass who married Mary Ann Telford but he gave his father's name as John (a joiner). I haven't been able to find son & father together so I wondered if he was illegitimate and made up a name when he got married.

I would greatly appreciate any help with this family

Jenny

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Re: Preston Quarter Workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 July 18 12:32 BST (UK) »
The township of Preston Quarter was a constituent of Whitehaven Poor Law Union.

www.workhouses.org.uk has this to say:
Initially, the Whitehaven Union continued to use the existing parish workhouse buildings in Whitehaven (used for female inmates) and Preston Quarter (for males) each of which could accommodate around 200. A new workhouse was built in 1854-5.

Records:
Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7NL. Holdings include: Guardians' minutes (1860-1931); Admissions and discharges (1893-1962); etc.


Nothing for your time period? :-\
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Preston Quarter Workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 July 18 12:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply. Just my luck! Not sure if I can get any further back now....

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Re: Preston Quarter Workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 July 18 13:14 BST (UK) »
If this is James birth registration
Births Mar 1852 
WHINNERAH    James       
Bootle    10b   491

have you considered this 1851 census for his mother  :-\
HO107/2438 f106 p3
Jane Whinnerah
Age   25
Occupation Farmers Daur
Birth place   Millom, Cumberland
living with parents William & Sarah
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Re: Preston Quarter Workhouse
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 July 18 14:09 BST (UK) »
 On James' birth cert his mother made her mark so I wondered if the Jane with parents William & Sarah would have been able to write. I've looked into that family and Jane goes on to marry a wealthy farmer. There is a really good family tree on Ancestry that shows that this family were "well to do".

I've just found a Jane Whinnerah aged 26 as a servant in Whitbeck on the 1851 census so I suppose that could be her. Perhaps I'll never know. Thanks for your reply.