Blackburn Poor Law Union, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parishes

The union included the following constituent parishes:

 Balderstone, Lancashire, Billington , Bamber Bridge St Saviour, Lancashire Blackburn St Mary, LancashireBlackburn Holy Trinity, LancashireBlackburn St John, Lancashire  Blackburn St Michael and All Angels, Lancashire Blackburn St Paul, Lancashire Blackburn St Peter, LancashireChurch Kirk, Lancashire Clayton-le-Dale Clayton le Moors, Lancashire, Feniscowles, LancashireGreat Harwood, Lancashire Langho, Lancashire, Lower Darwen, Lancashire Mellor, Lancashire, Over Darwen St James, LancashireOver Darwen Holy Trinity, Lancashire ,Dinkley, Eccleshill, , Little Harwood Harwood, Lancashire, Livesay ,  Mellor, Lancashire, Osbaldeston , Oswaldtwistle , Pleasington , Ramsgrave , Rishton ,  Salesbury, LancashireTockholes, Lancashire, Wilpshire ,  Witton, Lancashire, . Yate and Pickup Bank, Lancashire


Records

• Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE. Holdings include Guardians' minute books (1837-1930); Death register (1914-30); Children's registers (1921-43); Various registers (1885-1949); Inmates' property register (1914-43); Cottage Homes committee minutes (1900-30); etc.

Websites

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?Blackburn/Blackburn.shtml Peter Higginbotham’s site contains history maps and images of the Union sites.