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Stephanie
24-10-2004, 3:55 PM
I've been trying to find out who admitted our Grandfather to Stamford Workhouse after his parents died and how long he was there for.

I contacted Lincolnshire Archives who advise they have no records for the dates, (from 1881 to 1901). Would there be any other way to find out?

Peter Goodey
28-10-2004, 9:07 PM
You could search out the very useful series "Poor Law Union Records" by Gibson, Rogers & Webb published by the FFHS and double check what that says. Unfortunately I haven't got the volume that covers Lincs. Sorry.

However I'm afraid if the relevant CRO can't help, that the chances are that you're stumped. Survival of workhouse records is very patchy and many seem to have been weeded out or just destroyed before they made their way to the archives.

Stephanie
29-10-2004, 6:00 PM
Thanks Peter will give that a shot. Many thanks again.