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Offline barkbythorpe

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Workhouse Records
« on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi....am trying to trace some information on a person who was on the 1911 census as a 2 month old baby girl along with her 18 year old mother in a Cardiff workhouse......from there have been unable to discover any further information on the mother either death records or on the 1939 register......maybe she emigrated?does anyone know what WORKHOUSE records are available and how youd go about getting them, eg the local registry office

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Look at the useful links post.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=119776.0

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 February 21 15:55 GMT (UK) »
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from there have been unable to discover any further information on the mother either death records or on the 1939 register.

Have you looked for a marriage?  If she was 18 she could have married soon afterwards. 
Hinchliffe - Huddersfield Wiltshire
Burroughs - Arlingham Glos
Pick - Frocester Glos


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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 February 21 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Workhouses.org.uk has the relevant page:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Cardiff/

Scroll to the bottom to see info about records.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 13 February 21 17:34 GMT (UK) »
A stab in the dark as you haven't given names, but are the mother and baby Eva Edwards and Ruth?

Birth
EDWARDS, RUTH  NAOMI     - 
GRO Reference: 1911  M Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 445

Death
EDWARDS, RUTH  NAOMI     0 
GRO Reference: 1911  S Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 548

No place of birth was given for Eva, her age was stated as 17, this makes it harder to find a suitable birth record for Eva.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 13 February 21 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Another possibility perhaps

LEE, HILDA   
Mother's Maiden Surname: 
GRO Reference: 1911  M Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 474

Baptism, 6 March 1911, St John Cardiff
Hilda May
mother Ellen Louisa Lee
abode Union

Free index to 1911, Cardiff, Ellen Lee, 18
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW62-DLV

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 13 February 21 18:09 GMT (UK) »
Normally - if Workhouse records have survived - they are held in the County Archives. The catalogue of Archives are normally searchable.

If you can't find anything there - you could contact them by email. No doubt they are closed at the moment - but maybe staff are replying to queries. The catalogue for Glamorgam Archives is here;

http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/

There is also a link to contact them - even if they don't hold them, they may be able to tell you who does.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 14 February 21 12:11 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Hilda Lees ancestor is the person Im trying to trace.......Great detective work folks......some great information there, very much appreciated.......cant find anything on Ellen Lee after this census, no death record or anything on the 1939 register.....

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Re: Workhouse Records
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 February 21 12:42 GMT (UK) »
This may be Ellen's birth record

LEE, ELLEN  LOUISA     VENN 
GRO Reference: 1893  M Quarter in CARDIFF  Volume 11A  Page 450  Occasional Copy: A
 
Occasional copy A I think means that an alteration or addition was made to the birth certificate.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire