one more case study from 1840's Shardlow Union.
Littleover --- William VICKERS 13, Residing in Towcester Workhouse the boy
is a son of William VICKERS of Littleover a man of bad character he keeps
a horse and cart and it is believed he has also a cow, this boy has been
very ill used by him and was in this workhouse about 12 months ago.
Relieving Officer submits a letter from the Relieving Officer of the
Towcester Union stating that the boy has been found in the parish of
Stoke Bruerne in a destitute state and wishing to know whether their Union
will acknowledge him and pay the expenses incurred without orders of removal.
Towcester Union to be written to send the boy home and the expenses whilst
in their Union will be repaid by this Union.
Stoke Bruerne is about six miles south of Northampton. I hope the being sent
home is to the Workhouse in this case.
1840 SHARDLOW Guardians deliberations on these folks. Anyone
looking for a Fortune ?
Melbourne --- Peter HEMSLEY 49, wife Sarah 50, res Derby ,stone mason ,ill,
Melbourne --- Joseph BACK 30, and wife, relief for extreme illness of wife.
Melbourne --- Thomas MEAR 60, wid, framework knitter, harvests . Daughter
Sarah ill, Mary 34, James 36, res Melbourne.
Hemington --- John MERRIMAN 38 ,wife Mary 30 fwk, has Mary Ann 12, Sarah 14,
Selina 10, Hannah 3 ill, William 1.
Lockington --- George HALLAM 41, Ann wife 41, Sarah 15, Mary 14, Elizabeth 8,
Ann 5, George 3. Labourer blind of one eye, other inflamed.
Chellaston --- Elisha COXON 66 wife Ann 64, res Aston asthmatical, have
Hannah 24, Elizabeth 21, Esther 17. John 22, Joseph 20, in farm service
Aston --- Thomas CLEMENTSON 48 wife Sarah 40, John 13, Mary 8, Joseph 5,
Thomas 3. A shoemaker. Also has George 20 and Robert 16.
Aston --- Joseph COOKE 35,wife Maria 31, res Walsall, collier
Kegworth --- Fortune HUDSON 50 wid, ill. Emma 14 Keziah 10.
Don't worry back to Belper and Bakewell et al soon.
1840 SHARDLOW Guardian deliberations .....again !
Donington --- Joseph DAKIN 48, wife 43, fwk,Eliza 13, Peter 11, Maria 5,
Thomas 3. Burial fees for Thomas.
Donington --- Mary SMITH and three children res. Ashby de la Zouch, husband
in gaol for theft. Settlement dispute.
Donington --- William JOHNSON 23 Settlement Coleorton, wife ill.
Shardlow --- Thomas CORBETT 39 labourer, accident.
Melbourne --- Mary HATTON58 ,widow with illegitimate child.
Sent to Workhouse.
Littleover --- William VICKERS 13, residing Towcester Workhouse, son of
William VICKERS. (Case reported)
Diseworth --- Hannah GREGORY deceased, coffin bill,
Breedon --- Alexander CROSS 15, works for Mr MUGGLESTON for his food, he is
one of five orphans mother deceased ,father transported, an elder brothers
Breedon --- Mary WALDRAM 24 and two illegitimate children, single, bill for
Alvaston --- Joseph WATTS 29 wife Sarah 29 res Spondon,lab. ill, gone to
infirmary, five children Elizabeth and Mary twins 8, Joseph 6, William 4,
Ann 2, wife earns 1/- a week.
Alvaston --- Elizabeth THRUTCHLEY 41 ,Hannah 5, George 3, widow. Payment of
bill when under order of removal.
Alvaston --- Ann JACKSON 26, Elizabeth 3, Richard 18m single Workhouse.
Alvaston --- Samuel ADAMS 32, wife res Ilkeston lab out of work, William 6,
Mary 3, Rheuben 9m. Workhouse.
Connections all round. Good.
Belper Guardians deliberations. Heartless.
Alfreton --- Mary WORTHINGTON 25 Harriet 2 and infant 4wks., husband in
Brighton, Settlement Bingham, destitute. Workhouse.
Alfreton --- Benjamin SPRAY 41 wife 40 George 17, William 14, John 12,
Christopher 6, Richard 4, Robert 1. He is a stone getter and lives at
Ashover, wife and family are at Greenhill Lane, three eldest ironstone
getters. Christopher was burned to death this week. Assistant Overseer
gave an order for a coffin and fees subject to the approval of the Board.
Ask for payment of 11/6, the amount. Refused.
Alfreton --- Mary DAWES 84 wid lives with a married dau, asks for 6d a week
Alfreton --- William BRAILSFORD 75, asks for shoes to be repaired. R.O.
to get them done.
Crich --- John PEAT 41 wife and four children temporary relief of 1/-, now
Crich --- Joseph JACKSON 85, wife 71 he died this week
Crich --- Ann RADFORD 52 wid three children, son William broke thigh.
Crich --- Mary WHEATCROFT 22 single, pregnant, Workhouse
Crich --- Thomas WHEATCROFT 38 wife 31, Mary Ann 10, Elizabeth 8, Maria 5
Samuel 5m. ill , inflammation of lungs
Alderwasley --- James TAYLOR 41 and 6 children, now in Derby Infirmary,
brother John conveyed him there and asks for expenses.
South Wingfield --- Ann CARTLEDGE 71 wid res Aashbourne, ill now recovered,
South Wingfield --- Edward THORPE 47, wife 39 Sarah one of seven children
ill, discontinue relief, Workhouse offered
Shottle --- Joshua JENNEY 87 wife 73 wife died this week, four sons, Joshua
lives Bilbro' farmer, Joseph farmer at Belper, Samuel at Duffield and
William at Long Eaton, relief refused. Workhouse.
Hard cases here. Lets hope they all made it.
Shardlow 1840 Before the Board of Guardians with trepidation no
Melbourne --- Jane NALL 72, wid Washing when well, had a fall
Melbourne --- William FAIRBROTHER settlement Hartshorne, wife ill,
bill from Ashby Union.
Breedon --- James BONSER settlement Worthington bill from Ashby Union when
Breedon --- William AULT as above
Donington --- Elizabeth BEIGHTON settlement Ticknall bill from Ashby Union
when applied for relief
Donington --- Hannah, Mary ,Ann BAILEY settlement Worthington, bill from
Donington --- Daniel BRADBURY 39 settlement Hathern illness
Donington --- Eliza TOMLINSON 18 single, destitute parents reside Long Eaton
Diseworth --- Dinah SPENCER 33 dau Sarah Ann 7, deserted by husband Joseph
SPENCER who is not of sound intellect, stated to be employed at Lime
Hemington --- Thomas BRADLEY in Shardlow Workhouse, settlement
Hartshorne, illegitimate boy Remove to Ashby Workhouse
Boulton --- Hannah HARDY 28 single, illness ,continues very ill, MO strong
suspicion she is pregnant.
Chellaston --- Sarah SOAR 74, resides Derby widow died Tuesday the relief was
not given Thursday (!).
Kegworth --- John MELLORS settlement Wirksworth a cripple.
Kegworth --- John HARDY fwk, wifes confinement
Kegworth --- William BUCKLEY 29 wife Millicent 23, Thomas 2, Joseph 5m fwk
Kegworth --- Thomas BUCKLEY 33 wife Ellen 32 Henry 8, Ann 5, Ann 5,(sic)
Charles 8m fwk workhouse
Have you found 'em at last ?
more folks waiting for relief this time from Belper Guardians.
Belper --- Eliza WILLIAMS 16 lives with parents,ill
Belper --- Thomas CHEETHAM 48 wid. asks to be admitted to Workhouse, able
bodied and in health. Refused
Heage --- Ellen HAWKINS 36 wid and four children, now recovered
Duffield --- Elizabeth MOURTON 30 Thomas 8, husband not affording
assistance, asks to be admitted, refused.
Duffield --- Thomas INGLEBY 61 wife 61 settlement Chaddesden, ill,
report to Shardlow
Duffield --- Mary THOMPSON and two children on travel and destitute.
Duffield --- Joseph HASLAM 73 wid labourer out of employ, workhouse offered
Mackworth --- Matilda POTTER 27 single,has illegitimate dau Emma 3,
Holbrook --- Joseph TAYLOR 75 wid Louisa 15, Elisha 12, Tamera 9,
infirm and chiefly in bed.
Good to see that Matlock remains the centre of the Universe with an
International convergenge at the DRO yesterday with Canadian exile McHugh
and the Gloucestershire Aussie R Neep along with the advisory capacity of
Treweek Travel. Rumour had it that Taxman Cockin still smarting from missing
the entry into the Barlborough quiz was about to swoop and impose a Jet set
tax on them, so they left early.
back to the Board room, at Belper 1840.
Wirksworth --- Isaac GRATTON 41 wife 38 and children 4lbs of bread less
Idridgehay --- Mary TAYLOR 8 William 6 John 4 orphans their mother
Martha TAYLOR dies at Derby last week ,children now with grandmother
Ellen TAYLOR at Belper who asks for 6/- a week and a pair of shoes for
Mary. To receive 8lb bread, 3/- a week Shoes for Mary
Alfreton --- John BULLOCK 77 wife 68 fwk wife ill, no better.
Alfreton --- John HORSLEY insane pauper in Peckham Asylum
Alfreton --- Joseph TRUEMAN 81 wid resides Radford
Alfreton --- Thomas ELLIOTT 42 wife 43 Sarah 14, William 12 Harriet 9
Ann 6. reside Snenton in Radford Union, wife ill unable to be removed
Alfreton --- Elizabeth POYSER 75 wid. resides Lenton in Radford Union
Alfreton --- Isaac BULLOCK 69 wife 59 fwk, Mary Ann 20 dau lives with them.
Ireton Wood --- Sarah PEACH 61 wid reside Radford, pauper is represented as
being in a dangerous state.
Crich --- Sarah FROGGATT 38 wid Sarah 11, Eliza 8, reside Radford and
were in the Workhouse there three weeks, removed to Wirksworth.
She has deserted her children.
Crich --- Ann RADFORD 51 wid John 18, Wiliam 14, Jane 9, Peter 4,
children ill of fever.
Crich --- Elizabeth COWLISHAW 37 wid extra relief at discretion.
Crich --- Maria HOLLAND 25 single, and two children One child ill,
Crich --- Martha PEDLEY 65 wid makes and mends clothes earns 1/- a
day Unable to work the last fortnight and asks for 2/- a week.
South Wingfield --- Sarah HILL 50 wid. had a relapse
South Wingfield --- Edward WRIGHT insane pauper in Mrv FISHERS
Windley --- Samuel WASS 40 wife 34 and seven children he is now recovered
Windley --- Lydia KEY 21 single very ill, requires nurse
Windley --- Joseph WASS 74 wid lab, fall from a cart
Wirksworth --- William THOMPSON 31 wife 30, seven children ,five ill of fever.
Hope you find some of yours here.... or maybe not !
a visit to those caretakers of the poor,the Board of Guardians.
This time at Bakewell Union 1841,
Eyam --- Edward UNWIN and family, in worse health
Great Longstone ---Joseph WARD 44 Hannah wife 35, Hannah 15, Betty 13,
Ann 8, Jane 7,Jos 4, Christ.2
Eyam --- Joseph SKIDMORE 73,
Eyam --- Hannah WILSON 45 wid, has Ellen 12, weaver
Great Longstone ---William SKIDMORE 59, wife 46, Richard 12, Henry 9
Betty 6, Sarah 4, John 1
Tideswell --- William BRAY 69 wife 60, no work for last five weeks
Over Haddon --- Thomas NEWTON 42, eSTHER wife 41, George 12, Dorothy 10,
Mary 9, Joseph 7, Hannah 5, Thomas 4.
Winster --- Elizabeth STONE single 23, recently confined of an illegitimate
child, Her mother with whom she lives is a pauper
Winster --- John BURTON 78, wife 78.
Winster --- William SALT wife and family, wife very ill.
Winster --- John FEARN and Mary have again appealed for relief.
Matlock --- Mary HUNT John 12, Issac 8, Betty 5 husband gone in search of
work, now at Ashton under Line. To see that she goes to her husband.
Matlock --- Elizabeth HARDY 50 Henry 8, Francis 6
Matlock --- Samuel BRADSHAW and wife
Matlock --- James SMITH and family
Tansley --- George HOLLAND 75,widower, son who resides with him
of weak intellect.
Cromford --- John NEEDHAM and family boatsman,owing to the frost
he has been unemployed.
Any yours ?
these folks were being considered by the Board of Guardians of the
Bakewell Union in 1841. They either appeared personally or were discussed as
a result of a letter from another Union or person concerned within a parish
or as a result of a visit by an Overseer into the families affairs. Many
people because of lack of work or illness, injury or a husband ,or wife,
absconding fell into difficult circumstances and begged for relief from the
Guardians. Relief came in the form of money. help with rent ,bread clothing,
shoes and petticoats, help in costs to travel to seek employment. Some cases
on being reviewed had either money or bread allowances deducted. Other cases
were turned down completely and for some the only offer of help was the
Workhouse and it's regime. Most of the people during this time were people
asking for relief in the hope of staying out of the Workhouse. Originally no
one was to receive any "out relieve" only by going to the Workhouse. The
numbers applying was so vast that it failed from the beginning. Some
Workhouses were not even built when the law was passed.
Edensor --- John WINDLE and family no employ
Bakewell --- John SIMPSON and wife 28, Eliza 6, Esther 4, John 2, Hannah 4m
lately residing at Leicester, they are now come to Bakewell,
"a weakly sort of man" fwk.
Elizabeth WARD vagrant
William WOODMAN vagrant
John CUNDY 73 and wife 64, Communication from Arnold, pauper
Matlock --- Martha REEVES still ill
Darley --- George HOYLAND ill
Winster --- William SALT and family destitute
Monyash --- John HAWLEY and family ill.
Matlock --- Thomas BRADSHAW and wife request more relief
Tansley --- George HOLLAND 75 destitute
Cromford --- Sarah LONGSTONE wid 74 a pair of shoes
Cromford --- Hannah HALLAM wid 27 Sarah 3, Susan 18m husband just dead,
lives with her parents
Litton --- Sophia HUNT 19 has Robert 6m husband absconded, she destitute
Hathersage --- John METTAM 30 Martha 29, Mary Ann 2, Caroline 1
have latterly resided at Hallam near Sheffield, he is a stone
cutter, had an accident where one of his hands is totally disabled.
Bradwell --- Thomas CHAPMAN 72, Elizabeth wife 62, residing at Sheffield,
partially infirm have Mary single 27, Joseph 26, Sarah 23 and has a
Tideswell --- Martha MELLOR 63 single "it would not be prudent to move to
Tideswell --- Betty MARCHINGTON and family attack of illness
Eyam --- Samuel ROBINSON and wife more relief
Bradwell --- John PALFREYMAN and family Wortley Board have given relief
Curbar --- Hannah CHATTERTON wid 42 James 9, John 5, Robert 5, residing
Bradwell --- Mary BARBER 42 wid plus 3 Are residing at Heap in Lancs,
eldest son ill
Tideswell --- Mary LEECH 45 wid asks for an extension of relief
Bakewell --- Samuel JOHNSON Henry THOMPSON and family, Charles STEVENSON
Wensley --- Emma FLINT 28 single is ill
Cromford --- Ann BLACKWELL 50 single partially infirm
Ashford --- Sarah TAYLOR wid one of these paupers children are dead and
had not the means to bury it.
Hope you find these of interest. More to follow.
further deliberations by the Board of Guardians for Bakewell
Union concerning folks in need of help Jan 1841 when it was so bad even
the dogs were starving !
Ashford --- Ann SELLORS and family
Ashford --- Sarah TAYLOR
Ashford --- James SMITH ,wife,six children, just buried one of
Matlock --- Fanny WALKER 54 wid. a person of disolute habits
Ashford --- Elizabeth FLINT 64 wid in great distress
Monyash --- Benjamin BONSALL 51,wife 41, John, Benj. Mary, Sarah ,
residing at Fairfield
Rowsley --- Mary HADFIELD single, has illegitimate child.
Bakewell --- Rebecca WATERFIELD 50, bit by dog on arm
Darley --- Betty ASH wid, ill.
Darley --- William RANDLE and family
Darley --- Martha BOWLER single 42, Geo, John , both
illegitimate.,she has absconded and left children.
Winster --- Tho WALKER and family has come out of prison, destitute.
Beeley --- Ralph HAGUE 37 Harriett 34, Elizabeth,
John ,Sarah, Harriett, George, Ellen ,Joseph,
residing at Eccleshall Bierlow destitute
Bakewell --- Elizabeth RABY wife of Joseph death
Great Longstone --- William GREGORY 45, Sarah 44, Ann ,Sarah
James, Silena, John, residing Eccleshall Bierlow,stone mason.
Hathersage --- John FROST 57,Mary 54, Jos, Grace, Geo,
Betty. Grace earns 2/6 a week.
Baslow --- Tho MARPLES and family Sheffield Board
Hassop --- Adam BOND 29, Rachel 30,3 small children,
res.Glossop. He unemployed in consequence of turn out.
Taddington --- Ann MAKINSON wid 72 residing with her two
daughters at Glossop, one of whom is a cripple.
Have they turned up then ?
Shardlow Guardians this this time checking the ceredentials
of mainly Melbourne folk,or folk once connected with Melbourne. It's May
1837 and these folk appear or are considered.
Melbourne --- Mary TAYLOR wid 87, John 59, Thos 57 shop
and Public House, William 55, James 48 Ann 43
Melbourne --- Alice GILL wid 54 resides Macclesfield
Melbourne --- John WARNER 9, William WARNER orphan,
grandfather miller of Melbourne
Melbourne --- Elizabeth BRIDGETT 38 infirm idiot
Melbourne --- Hannah EARPE 60 idiot
Melbourne --- George HANLEY 8 illegitimate,mother at Melb.
Melbourne --- John PRIESTLAND wid 87, nearly blind
has 2 sons 3 dau,(not named)
Melbourne --- Catherine WARREN wid 58 John, William living Ashbourne, Sarah
Melbourne --- Mary CASTLEDINE wid 40 res. Chellaston
Mary, Ann, William, father working with Mr SMITH,Swarkestone.
Melbourne --- Mary MIDDLETON wid 75,res Loughborough
dau married to a barber
Melbourne --- James KINSEY 64 wife 60 res Chellaston,
Francis a miller works for Mary MANFULL,
Mary lives in Lancashire. Pauper is of unsound mind.
hope some of this makes sense to some of you.