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Offline Lynnes

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How to identify grandfather in workhouse
« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 06:37 BST (UK) »
I know my grandfather was born in Croydon Surrey. I also believe much of his childhood was spent in a workhouse. I am just starting my search so I am not having much luck using google for any hints. I am trying to find out where i should search to identify which workhouse he was in. Can anyone provide a suggested site?

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Re: How to identify grandfather in workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 10:58 BST (UK) »
Greetings, and a warm welcome to Rootschat.

Could you let us know the year your grandfather was born?  This will narrow the search considerably in working out where records might be kept.

Rootschat policy is not to name living people, but if your grandfather is deceased you could give us his name.  Rootschatters have a variety of knowledge and access to records which could help you.

All the best
Philip

ADDED - http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ is an interesting website.
Please help me to help you by citing sources for information.

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Re: How to identify grandfather in workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 11:25 BST (UK) »
The page for Croydon workhouse is here:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Croydon/

Any records will be at Croydon Local Studies & Archives, Central Library, Croydon.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)