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Title: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: InvisiblesRus on Sunday 13 January 19 16:32 GMT (UK)
I believe my 2x Gt Grandmother could have been in Plymouth workhouse in the 1900s. Does anyone know:
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: BumbleB on Sunday 13 January 19 16:39 GMT (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat  :) :) :)

This may give you some clues!

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Plymouth/
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: InvisiblesRus on Tuesday 15 January 19 19:23 GMT (UK)
Thank you!

Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: rosie99 on Wednesday 16 January 19 13:31 GMT (UK)
Welcome to rootschat

I believe my 2x Gt Grandmother could have been in Plymouth workhouse in the 1900s.

If you are getting the information from BMD certificates that she was there don't forget that people used the workhouse hospitals even though they may not have been permanently resident there
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: InvisiblesRus on Wednesday 16 January 19 13:33 GMT (UK)
She was on the census as an inmate...
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: rosie99 on Wednesday 16 January 19 13:42 GMT (UK)
Are you happy to tell us who you are referring to and which census she was there
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: InvisiblesRus on Wednesday 16 January 19 19:10 GMT (UK)
Mary Salter 1901... born in Ireland (Parsonstown/Birr, Co Offaly)
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: BumbleB on Wednesday 16 January 19 19:43 GMT (UK)
So, aged 62, Domestic servant and a widow.
Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: BumbleB on Wednesday 16 January 19 19:45 GMT (UK)
Any clues on earlier census, or 1911?

Title: Re: Plymouth workhouse
Post by: InvisiblesRus on Thursday 17 January 19 08:49 GMT (UK)
In 1891 she was living in Torquay with her teenage daughter, Mary Ellen. She was working as a washerwoman, living in Ellacombe Church Rd.
Iíve checked a couple of death records, but, sadly, STILL not found her. In 1901 her grandson (2) was being cared for by a Plymouth couple (the wife was related to a Torquay neighbour) and her daughter was in the Plymouth penitentiary and female home in Ham Lane. So, although the age is wrong on the 1901 Census, the specific place of birth makes me think that it IS her....