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Offline GWENDOLINE

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How to find records for workhouses in st pancras in 1856
« on: Monday 07 January 19 20:33 GMT (UK) »
I have found via ancestry.co.uk that two of my ancestors were admitted to a work house in 1856 aged 12 and 10
would there be any reports available on  their circumstances.

Arthur Keyte  1844 and Robert Keyte 1846

Arthur was also admitted on an earlier occasion with two other siblings in the 1840s .

Ralph, Montgomeryshire
Brumwell    Montgomeryshire 
Jandrell    Montgomeryshire
George    Radnorshire
Chesterfield   Cornwall, London
Keyte    City of London
Hayward  Fairford, Gloucestershire
Evison    Ruabon, Denbighshire
Woodhall   Corwen, Flintshire
Jones    Leigh, Worcestershire
Butler    Staffordshire  Worcestershire
Spencer   Worcestershire
Jeynes  Worcestershire
Onslow  Worcestershire

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Re: How to find records for workhouses in st pancras in 1856
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 02:18 GMT (UK) »
I can't locate any detailed records, but the register of inmates shows that Arthur 12, Robert 9 & James 3.5 were admitted on 27 Jan 1857 with their father, Stephen, a 56 year old Cotton Cutter. 

It says that Arthur was discharged the same day as his father (24 July 1857) but that Robert & James were sent to Forest Gate School on 2 Mar.  However, I think this may actually have been Arthur & Robert as there is a 13 July admission for Arthur Keats 13 & Robert Keats 11, both 'from Forest Gate'. 

Sadly Stephen's discharge didn't last long as they were all readmitted on 27 July 1857 and finally discharged on 13 October 1857.

As you have Anc*, here is the link - first admission towards the bottom left and then almost the same position on the right hand page: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n87/

Stephen & James were admitted again in 1862
Robert was admitted again in 1863
James was possibly admitted again in 1866 as Kite
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Re: How to find records for workhouses in st pancras in 1856
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 04:57 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. Is there a way of finding out the circumstances for these admissions? They
Ralph, Montgomeryshire
Brumwell    Montgomeryshire 
Jandrell    Montgomeryshire
George    Radnorshire
Chesterfield   Cornwall, London
Keyte    City of London
Hayward  Fairford, Gloucestershire
Evison    Ruabon, Denbighshire
Woodhall   Corwen, Flintshire
Jones    Leigh, Worcestershire
Butler    Staffordshire  Worcestershire
Spencer   Worcestershire
Jeynes  Worcestershire
Onslow  Worcestershire

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Re: How to find records for workhouses in st pancras in 1856
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 09:20 GMT (UK) »
The workhouse web site shows what records are available for St Pancras.  You will need to scroll to the end for 'Records'
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/StPancras/
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Re: How to find records for workhouses in st pancras in 1856
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you what a sad story .. his common law  wife Narg Ann Fitzgerald apparently died in 1858. . Is it possible the two daughters Emma who was born  1838 and Esther 1841 would have been working  so would not have been admitted .. Trying to reconcile this miserable life they must have had .
Ralph, Montgomeryshire
Brumwell    Montgomeryshire 
Jandrell    Montgomeryshire
George    Radnorshire
Chesterfield   Cornwall, London
Keyte    City of London
Hayward  Fairford, Gloucestershire
Evison    Ruabon, Denbighshire
Woodhall   Corwen, Flintshire
Jones    Leigh, Worcestershire
Butler    Staffordshire  Worcestershire
Spencer   Worcestershire
Jeynes  Worcestershire
Onslow  Worcestershire