Newcastle under Lyme Poor Law Union, Staffordshire Genealogy
Almshouses for twenty aged widows were erected and endowed under the will of Christopher Monk, Duke of Albemarle, dated July 4th, 1687. The poor-law union of Newcastle comprises nine parishes or places, containing a population of 19,476.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 379-389. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51171 Date accessed: 11 April 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?NewcastleUnderLyme/Newcastle.shtml
Parishes in the Union
Audley, Staffordshire Betley, Staffordshire Chapel Chorlton, Staffordshire Keele, Staffordshire Madeley, Staffordshire Maer, Staffordshire Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire Newcastle under Lyme St George, Staffordshire Talke, Staffordshire Whitmore, Staffordshire
From 2012 the National Archive also permits online searches and record downloads for records of this Poor Law Union as a result of local volunteer efforts, see National Archives 19th Century Poor Law Union and Workhouse Records series reference MH12 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/workhouse.asp