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Pollyvent
25-01-2009, 12:33 AM
Hi all

I have looked all over the place to see if i can find out about my great great grandmothers time in St Pancras workhouse.

I have my Great Grandmothers birth cert and she was born in St pancaras workhouse on may 6 1871 Her mothers name was Catherine Kelly and my G grandmothers name was Ellen father not named. I wondered whether she just went in the workhouse to give birth. Does anybody know how i can find out.
regards

Pauline

AnnB
25-01-2009, 9:26 AM
I would suggest you visit Peter Higginbotham's excellent workhouse site at workhouses.org.uk Put St Pancras Workhouse in the search thingy and in the list which comes up, choose the second one - there is a lot of background info there :)

The records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Best wishes
Ann

Colin Moretti
25-01-2009, 9:30 AM
Hello Pauline

St Pancras records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives and you can read more about the workhouse, including details of the surviving records, here:
workhouses.org.uk

Colin

benny1982
26-01-2009, 8:19 PM
Hi Pollyvent

Good news. I have been researching my ancestor who died at St Pancras Workhouse in 1885 and the records survive for the time period that you are interested as I have looked through them myself.

Ben

Pollyvent
27-01-2009, 12:05 AM
Thanks Ann, Colin and Ben for your kind replies.It looks as though I will have to visit the London Met archives for which i will have to make a trip to London. I found a record of the 1881 census i wonder why they chose to only publish one cencus record?

Pauline

Geoffers
27-01-2009, 12:13 AM
I found a record of the 1881 census i wonder why they chose to only publish one cencus record?


The FFHS transcript of the 1881 census was completed some years ago.

Since then several pay-per-view web-sites have made the census returns available and each has their own indices and transcripts of the censuses as well as providing images of the enumerators' books (or actual schedules for the 1911 census).

Peter Goodey
27-01-2009, 8:02 AM
I think this has to be the South Infirmary*. Is that right?

If so I think you'll find that the admission and discharge register covering 1871 is at St Pancras Hospital, not at the LMA.

*"St Pancras' Hospital originated in St Pancras' Workhouse which was situated at no. 4 Kings Road, immediately to the north of St Pancras Old Church and St Pancras Churchyard. (Kings Road was renamed St Pancras Way in 1937). In c. 1884-1886 a separate infirmary block was built on a site adjoining the workhouse to the South-West, fronting on Cooks Terrace (renamed Pancras Road in 1872). This was known as St Pancras South Infirmary to distinguish it from St Pancras North Infirmary, built in the late 1860's, and situated on Highgate Hill. The North Infirmary was also known as Highgate Infirmary, later Highgate Hospital, and is now the Highgate Wing of the Whittington Hospital. The South Infirmary became St Pancras Hospital."

MikeBos
20-06-2009, 12:35 PM
I have read the previous postings with interest (and also a similar string from 2004) but am unable to identify how I may find an answer to my quest.

My grand aunt Elizabeth Alice Bosworth was trained as a nurse at St. Pancras Infirmery, Highgate, N - apparently between 1901 at age 22 and the 1911 census. She appears as a Coal Agent's Clerk in 1901 yet as an officer (Sick Nurse) at Braintree Union Workhouse in 1911. She is mentioned in The British Journal of Nursing for 10 Jan 1914 as being appointed as a Ladies Relief Visitor.

She seems to have had a rapid career - the full citation is:
Holborn Union, London.- Miss Elizabeth Alice
Bosworth has been appointed Lady Relief Visitor.
She was trained at St. Pancras Infirmary, Highgate,
N., and has held the positions of Queen’s Nurse,
Assistant Charge Nurse, St. Pancras Infirmary,
Day and Night Sister, Stgyning Union Infirmary,
and Superintendent Nurse at the Braintree Union
Infirmary.

Can anyone suggest where am I likely to be able to find details of her career at Highgate?

I have looked at the London Archives website but do not it user-friendly. I am not able to visit them as I live overseas - or is there something I have misunderstood?

With thanks in advance
Mike in Denmark

Jan1954
20-06-2009, 12:55 PM
Hello Mike - welcome to Brit-Gen,

The staff records for 1882 to 1930 appear to be held at the London Metropolitan Archives, according to TNA's Hospital Database (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=68&hospital=st+pancras&town=london&searchdatabase.x=50&searchdatabase.y=13). Unless someone from the forum is visiting and able to look the details up for you, then I believe that there is a research service available from the LMA. However, they do charge for this.

MikeBos
21-06-2009, 8:08 AM
Hi Jan
Many thanks for the information. I will again look at the LMA site and see if I can find my way through to the information I want. But as you wrote, if anyone out there happens to be visiting, I would be most grateful for a look-up.
Cheers. Mike in Denmark

benny1982
01-07-2009, 10:46 AM
Hi

If the Admission and Discharge Registers of the South Wing are at the hospital itself, I could perhaps contact the Historian of the hospital. I have met her and been to the hospital twice now so if I did contact her, this might answer the query as to whether the wing was already up and running before its official opening in March 1885 as my ancestor died at the St Pancras Workhouse in January 1885.

Ben

marianne Faull
17-07-2009, 10:12 AM
Hi,
I have found a lot of information in the Times Digital Archive website, and also The 19th Century Newspapers which (from Australia) we can search through NSW State Library or National Library ACT.
good luck
Marienne

benny1982
24-07-2009, 7:41 PM
Hi Marienne

Do you need a password for those sites?

Ben

Procat
25-07-2009, 1:53 AM
Hi Ben,

Yes and a subscription.

But, try your local library. I am able to log on from home via my local library.

benny1982
25-07-2009, 6:49 PM
Hi Ben,

Yes and a subscription.

But, try your local library. I am able to log on from home via my local library.

Hi Procat

I shall try that. This may answer my query as to the Cooks Terrace block which opened in 1885.

Ben

marianne Faull
31-07-2009, 11:35 AM
Hi all,
Some records from St Pancras Workhouse are on line at Ancestry.com; dates vary at present. the creed lists are in alpha order & give good info.
I access the Newspaper sites at NSW State library & NLa with my readers card, no subscription is required.
good luck
Marienne

cotswold mike
11-02-2011, 11:15 AM
I don't know whether the old workhouse building still stands but it certainly did in the late 1940s. As I child I could never understand why my mother could never pass the spot without a shudder!

searchfamilies
27-06-2013, 12:03 PM
My mum was born at 4 Kings Rd Pancras 1911 & as she was born a month after the census & this given as the address i had seen the census & found out this was the workhouse but my Nan only went there to give birth i believe as in 1909 she had twins who born alive died after 2 hours so even if born in the workhouse it doesn't mean that the person lived in the workhouse as someone who had nowhere else to go
hope this helps


Hi all

I have looked all over the place to see if i can find out about my great great grandmothers time in St Pancras workhouse.

I have my Great Grandmothers birth cert and she was born in St pancaras workhouse on may 6 1871 Her mothers name was Catherine Kelly and my G grandmothers name was Ellen father not named. I wondered whether she just went in the workhouse to give birth. Does anybody know how i can find out.
regards

Pauline

Elma
03-09-2020, 12:55 PM
Hi Pauline
I was interested in your post as my great grandmother went into St Pancras workhouse around that time and had a baby there. The baby died after two months. My great grandmother was admitted in 1877, she was admitted because her husband had been sent to prison for a week for striking her and one of her children. I went to The London Metropolitan Archives and was able to find out a bit more, things that weren't online. My great grandmother was from an Irish family that lived around St Pancras, they were tailors. Who did your grandmother mother (Ellen) marry?