Belford Poor Law Union, Northumberland Genealogy

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History

The poor law union of Belford comprises 34 townships, of which 33 are in the county of Northumberland, and one in the county of Durham; and contains a population of 6421.

From: 'Beesby - Belgrave', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 199-203. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50790 Date accessed: 14 March 2011.

See http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/nhmbd/belford_workhouse.htm

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Belford/Belford.shtml

"A Poor Little House" by J. Bowen The story of Belford Union Workhouse and its people from 1836 to 1930.  Publisher: WritersPrintshop 2005
 ISBN-10: 1904623328
 ISBN-13: 978-1904623328

Parishes

Bamburgh, Northumberland
Beadnell, Northumberland
Belford, Northumberland
Ellingham, Northumberland
Farne Islands, Northumberland
Lucker, Northumberland
Monks House, Northumberland
North Sunderland, Northumberland