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Hi, I wonder if anybody can help me please in researching where to look for records showing inmates at the above two places.
I live in Ireland and I plan to come over to the UK shortly to try and look for records of inmates.
Members of Rootschat have already helped me with information about my grandfather, Thomas Bacon, born in Woverhampton in 1890. When he was 9yrs old following the death of his mother he was placed in the Cottage Homes Institution at Wednesfield, Staffs. I would like to see when he left the Institution.
Could anybody help me as to where to look for this information please.
His father, Joseph Bacon was listed as being in H.M. Prison Stafford at this time (1901) and again I wonder if anybody can help me as to where to look for records of the prison inmates etc. at this time.
Thanks very much. Tramore.

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Re: Info on Cottage Homes Institution, Wednesfield, Staffs and H.M. Prison, Stafford
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 January 17 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The following site:-

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Wolverhampton/Homes.shtml

Gives info and pictures, at the bottom of the page there is a connection to Wolverhampton Archives and local studies who may hold records.

Census info suggests that Thomas Bacon was born in Wolverhampton abt 1890.
There is a civil birth registration for a Thomas bacon December quarter 1889 Wolverhampton.

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Re: Info on Cottage Homes Institution, Wednesfield, Staffs and H.M. Prison, Stafford
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 January 17 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Spendlove. Thanks very much for your reply and help. I appreciate it. I can start looking where you suggest.
I just wondered if any body out there had actually researched records themselves in person for the Cottage Homes Institution, Wednesfield and Stafford Prison and would have had experience of where to look and contact that they could pass on.
Thanks again.

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Re: Info on Cottage Homes Institution, Wednesfield, Staffs and H.M. Prison, Stafford
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 January 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
According to Genuki Staffordshire Archives hold the following records for Stafford Prison
HM Prison, Stafford, Registers, Admission and Discharge Books, 1878-1908
HM Prison, Stafford, Photograph Album of Prisoners, 1883-1911

Staffordshire Record Office

 County Buildings

 Eastgate Street

 Stafford

 ST16 2LZ

 Telephone: U.K. 01785 278379, Overseas (+44) 1785 278379

 Telephone: (Bookings) U.K. 01785 278373, Overseas (+44) 1785 278373

 Fax: U.K. 01785 278384, Overseas (+44) 1785 278384


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Re: Info on Cottage Homes Institution, Wednesfield, Staffs and H.M. Prison, Stafford
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 January 17 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for all the information and appreciate your help.
You have given me a great start.
Tramore.