Morpeth Poor Law Union, Northumberland Genealogy

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History

The poor-law union of Morpeth comprises 72 parishes or places, of which 71 are in the county of Northumberland, and one in that of Durham; the whole containing a population of 14,995.From: 'Morley - Morton-upon-Lug', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 345-350. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51160 Date accessed: 10 March 2011.

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?Morpeth/Morpeth.shtml

Parishes in the Union

Bedlington, Northumberland Bothal, Northumberland Cambo, Northumberland Cresswell, Northumberland Hartburn St Andrew, Northumberland Hebron, Northumberland Longhorsley, Northumberland Meldon, Northumberland Mitford, Northumberland Morpeth, Northumberland Netherwitton, Northumberland Rivergreen, Northumberland Ulgham, Northumberland Widdrington, Northumberland Woodhorn, Northumberland