Chester le Street Poor Law Union, Durham Genealogy

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History

The poor law union of which this place is the head, comprises 20 parishes or places, and contains a population of 18,357.

From: 'Cheshunt - Chetwood', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 576-586. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50871 Date accessed: 22 March 2011.

See also http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/england/dur/county_durham_workhouses.htm http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tynesidehistory/poorlaw.html http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/chesterlestreetheritage/page19.phtml

Parishes in the Union

Birtley, Durham Chester le Street, Durham Lamesley, Durham Pelton, Durham Usworth, Durham Washington, Durham  Whitton Gilbert with Kimblesworth, Durham

Records

Chester-le-Street, Durham, England - Poorhouses, poor law, etc. Chester-le-Street, Durham, England - Voting registers Title: Poor law records, 1792-1849 Authors: Birtley (Durham) Film Notes: Microfilm copy of originals filmed at the Tyne and Wear Archives Service in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Film Items:

Microfilm 1894358 Items 1-4 Poor law records, 1792-1849