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Ancestry add Poor Law Hospital Admissions and Discharges, London 1842-1919


Poor Law Hospital Admissions and Discharges for London 1842-1919

Many Workhouses had Infirmaries attached to them and they were administered by the Poor Law Unions. The infirmaries were used to provide some relief for the impoverished elderly, chronically ill and anyone who suffered from one of many ailments prevalent at the time.

Workhouse infirmaries role expanded during the 19th century and by 1900, they were being used to treat and care for not only Workhouse inmates but non-paupers as well, some were even operating as private hospitals.


Users may find the following details for individuals found in the registers (where available):

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Admission Date
  • Age
  • Death Date
  • Discharge Date
  • Poor Law Union

Ancestry have also updated the following London Poor Law Collections:

Poor Law School District Registers 1852-1918

Poor Law and Board of Guardians Records 1738-1930

Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records 1698 – 1930

No details available from Ancestry on what has been updated.