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Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« on: Sunday 28 March 10 19:30 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me how to access a census for a workhouse when I don't have a specific name for which to search? Also, I wonder if anyone knows the actual address for this workhouse?

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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 March 10 20:14 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

If you don't have a specific name - how will you know who to look for?

There is a list of 1881 inmates on the following link

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Liverpool/Liverpool.shtml

Select Workhouse Locations/English Poor Law Unions/Derbyshire/Chesterfield

Scroll down to Inmates

Re: address  - you will find that info in the above link
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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 March 10 01:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much, CaroleW! Yes, I had the 1881 census from that site but wanted the 1891 & the 1901 from general census records so I could follow through staff names.
As for the address, I wanted the specific one for Chesterfield which would have been used for putting on the birth certificate if a child had been born there but which didn't broadcast the fact it was a workhouse!

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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 12 September 10 15:33 BST (UK) »
on the 1871 census it is listed as district poor law union workhouse. its address was actually 12A newbold road and the site later became the registration office , the scarsdale hospital and is now a residential developement incorporating some of the original hospital building. My maternal ancestors were incarcerated there in 1866 when their mother died of typhoid. the chesterfield "reflections " free magazine had a comprehensive article about it within the last 18 months and the local theatre did a  play about it. many inmates were buried at the small christ church on sheffield road

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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 September 10 19:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much! It was a long time ago that I asked this question so hadn't expected such a reply. Now I will go back to that bit of my 'trail'!

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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 July 17 18:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much! It was a long time ago that I asked this question so hadn't expected such a reply. Now I will go back to that bit of my 'trail'!
Have just come across this posting via google . I also have a birth certificate giving this address is anyone able to tell me what was actually at this address in 1951
many thanks

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Re: Chesterfield Union Workhouse
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 July 17 00:43 BST (UK) »
Could have been a maternity hospital in 1951, certainly it was a maternity hospital late 50's and into 1960's - my son was born there in 1965.
Liz