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Offline rubymelia

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My ancestor died in the workhouse?
« on: Friday 07 December 18 17:00 GMT (UK) »
I have found records showing that my ancestor (Peter Schofield) died in a Liverpool workhouse.
Aside from the death record index I have found, there are census' for the years following his death in which his wife (Ellen) is living with their daughter and named a "widow".

Peter was previously working as a cork cutter.

I don't understand why he would have died in the Workhouse?

Can anyone offer any ideas as to why this was the case?

Thanks

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Re: My ancestor died in the workhouse?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 December 18 17:04 GMT (UK) »
You have to remember that the Workhouse may have been the only source of medical attention - so it was possible/probable that he died in the Hospital attached to the Workhouse.



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Re: My ancestor died in the workhouse?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 December 18 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Lverpool Workhouse had an Infirmary see http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Liverpool/

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Re: My ancestor died in the workhouse?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 December 18 17:12 GMT (UK) »
thank you that makes sense!