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    Default Wapping Workhouse - 1871

    I have a chap who was described in the 1871 census as a Widower. This I think is possibly not true, as while I can't find his wife in 1871 census, she does show up in the 1881 census with her married son and his family.

    Were there 'requirements' for admission to this particular workhouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Rowledge View Post
    Were there 'requirements' for admission to this particular workhouse?
    Strictly, he should have been resident within the Poplar poor-law union for at least one year, and is likely to have been ill, destitute, or incapable of work for some reason. His marital status would not normally have had a bearing on his admission.

    Please note that the Wapping workhouse, though previously run by the Stepney Union, was at this date being operated as a branch workhouse of the Poplar Union.

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