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Royston

Discussion in 'Cambridgeshire' started by Amle, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Amle

    Amle Well-Known Member

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    I am having trouble trying to work out where the Royston Union Workhouse records are? The period I am looking for is 1870-1890. On the 1881 census Royston was in Cambridgeshire but I know the boundaries have changed. My husband says he took me to the Hertfordshire Record Office in Harlow many years ago and we arrived just before closing as we had first gone to the record office in Essex mistakenly! We then didn't get time to look at the documents we wanted to (or so he says). I have tried looking online but I am still confused. I am hoping someone who knows the area can enlighten me?

    Thank you Elizabeth
     
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    From this site
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    http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Royston/
    the records are at Hertfordshire - it tells you what is available
     
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    Thank you MollyMay. That confirms they will be at Hertford (as my husband remembered). Can't find anything on their website to confirm that though.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Have a look at this:
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    https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/hertfordshire-archives-and-local-studies/whats-in-the-archives/poor-law-records-and-workhouses.aspx
    :)
     
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