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Granard Workhouse
« on: Friday 19 October 18 17:00 BST (UK) »
Looking for any help on why my great uncle Robert Heuston/Houston was in the Granard Workhouse.
Formerly of Drumdreg, Balinalee, Co Longford.
Would there have been an infirmary there also?
Died 1916.
Is there any free access to the  poorlaw records please.
Thank you.

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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 October 18 17:15 BST (UK) »

Would there have been an infirmary there also?



Yes, the Workhouse hospital was used by a great number of people.
He may not have been in the Workhouse itself.

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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 October 18 17:43 BST (UK) »
Give a man a record and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to research, and you feed him for a lifetime.


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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 October 18 17:57 BST (UK) »
Thank you I would think he may have been in the infirmary and not under the poor law union.

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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 October 18 12:21 BST (UK) »
death record on irish genealogy, Robert Houston died of Heart Disease on 1.9.1916 informat James Brady Workhouse

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie
under civil list

Mention of find my past but you would have to pay to see information under Houston
http://www.findmypast.co.uk

also mention on family search
http://www.familysearch.org

a Robert Houston age 35 living at 16 Drumberg, Lislea, Longford census 1911 with Dad James aged 69, mum Eliza aged 68, brother James aged 28

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 20 October 18 12:29 BST (UK) »
says on the census Robert and James were born in Belfast mum Eliza born in county Cavan, dad born in Longford.

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Re: Granard Workhouse
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 20 October 18 13:22 BST (UK) »
Yes I do have all the information you supplied,but thank you.
So would you  think he was actually in the workhouse or the infirmary?.... I now would say the infirmary.
Prior to his death I believe he  lived at home in Drumdreg. Although July 1916 less than 2 months before his own death his father passed away at home.