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Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi All.
Wonder if someone could take a look at this. It’s the last two lines of the admission and discharge record from the St Pancras Workhouse Register. It looks as though my grandmother Florence Lilian Irons was admitted on 26/5/13 and discharged on 18/11/13. Gladys Irons would have been her baby sister but came in later and discharged earlier?

I would really like to know if anyone can decipher:

On the first page I cannot read the 6th column, ‘Condition’?
On the first page I cannot read the 7th column, ‘Calling’?

On the first page the 11th column ‘Name and address of parents, after Parents Fred and Eliza Irons, what are the abbreviations?

And on the first page 12th column ‘From whence admitted’, would 18 Piercefield Street and Park Hospital be one place, or two different addresses?

On the second page, what would C/O Mother mean?
Looks like something has been crossed out….can anyone read that?

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:30 GMT (UK) »
c/o - 'care of'

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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:33 GMT (UK) »
I thought that, but why would it be care of mother, if the mother is not there?


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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:41 GMT (UK) »
It is the discharge that says c/o mother.  What do you mean she is not there



On the first page I cannot read the 6th column, ‘Condition’?
On the first page I cannot read the 7th column, ‘Calling’?


.'Condition' - Legit (Legitimate)

Calling - Nil
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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:48 GMT (UK) »
The crossed out bit against Lilian is Indl Sch Gt ??  - Industrial School Gt.  ??
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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 16:54 GMT (UK) »
On the first page the 11th column ‘Name and address of parents, after Parents Fred and Eliza Irons, what are the abbreviations?

S/A = same address

And on the first page 12th column ‘From whence admitted’, would 18 Piercefield Street and Park Hospital be one place, or two different addresses?

Piercefield Street is the address from which Florence was admitted. Gladys was admitted from Park Hospital. This was originally a fever hospital in Hither Green, which by this date was being used as a children’s hospital. https://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/hithergreen.html

Looks like something has been crossed out….can anyone read that?

Indl Sch (= Industrial School), Gt Percy St W.C. (= Great Percy Street)

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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 17:02 GMT (UK) »
St Pancras creed register for Florence may say
Lloyd House Industl School
Lloyd St WC
with Gt Percy crossed out?
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1557/images/31436_190210-00438

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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Agree it is Lloyd House. Possibly the MAB Home referenced here ...
http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/MABMD/

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Re: Help with deciphering Workhouse Record
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 January 21 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all so much for the help. This is really interesting.

Can anyone please confirm what does 'Legit' actually mean....in what context was Lillian, Legit?

Would Lilian be admitted to the workhouse in 1913, and be discharged straight to the Industrial school only six months later? Would she have stayed there full time? Looking at the article, it says that the schools may have ceased as a 'Mental Institution' in 1910. I do have memories of Lilian as she was my Grandmother, I never thought of her as having such problems, although there has always been a story of either her sister or an Aunt being admitted!

Also, it looks as though Gladys was only in the workhouse for one day!....would this have been normal?