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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in ...
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Bathing registers?

Searching for 'bathing registers' revealed this listing from The National Archives' catalog, describing part of RG 173 from the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch: 173 - Suffolk Record Office, ...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

No, it is dangerous to speculate that Joseph may have been the father. Although it is not stated what these "papers" are, I suspect these records are bastardy bonds. Joseph was simply a bondsman. ...
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What parish records are likely for pregnant widow with 8 children in 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England?

While the amount and usefulness of available information will vary by parish, for many parishes there are records like overseers' accounts and poor rate books. Overseers' accounts often include ...
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What parish records are likely for pregnant widow with 8 children in 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England?

Here are some resources to supplement the previous answer. If you would like to widen your search for the family, the website maps.familysearch.org (note: there is no www at the beginning of the ...
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Are the Shoreditch Board of Guardians records for St. Leonards Workhouse online anywhere?

I found one of the three (SHBG/149/013) under "Miscellaneous" of course after digging around for a while longer. I'm glad I previously noticed the LMA sticker on the 149/11 book - I knew to look for ...
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What determined whether someone received parish relief or went to the workhouse?

While the intention of the 1834 act was that out-relief should be abolished the reality was that that was far from the case, if my local union (Romsey, Hants) was anything to go by. A colleague in my ...
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Did UK Poor Houses pay for pauper's graves?

The Poor House system in Ireland was run on similar lines to the English model and I have some experience of it. In Ireland the Poor House would pay for a burial for someone whose family didn’t or ...
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How is it possible that my ancestor left the workhouse so quickly with a baby?

My great grandmother was in a similar situation in workhouses in London, I wondered a similar question. I discovered she relied heavily on her sisters as well as the workhouse's related "receiving ...
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Interpreting 1801 Settlement Examination from Marystow, Devon, England?

The term "covenant servant" would simply refer to the fact that John was bound under some sort of contract to work for John Lang. This was probably an informal agreement, and unless you are extremely ...
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What parish records are likely for pregnant widow with 8 children in 1791 at Whitchurch, Devon, England?

I believe that I may have found a candidate for the unborn child of Charles and Margery. I have not located a baptism record, but in the: 1841 Census there is a Richard Keagle, Blacksmith, aged 50, ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

This is a stub of an answer, since I haven't explored this collection, but based on my experience with other records on Ancestry, it might be useful to you to take the information you've given us and ...
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New Hampshire Poor Farm Records

Rather than answer your question directly, this answer will outline a research process for finding the records, using Nashua as an example, so anyone with other towns in New Hampshire can use it as a ...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

I have not yet sighted the original document but I now know where it is located and that the bond value was £100. Reference: RO/4218 Description: Eliz. Jenkin, single, now with child. Bond: Wm. ...
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