Salford, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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History


Salford became a centre of resistance and a Salford Anti Poor Law Movement was formed, led by the Chartist, RJ Richardson. In many northern towns opposition to the Poor Law enactment
In 1880-2 the Union built an infirmary or 880 patients at the south side of Eccles Old Road at Hope. The Union Infirmary became Hope Hospital and still survives on the same site.

The Union Constituent parishes included

Eccles, Lancashire , Paddington, Lancashire , Pendlebury, Lancashire  , Salford Holy Trinity, Lancashire , Salford Christ Church, Lancashire , Salford St Bartholomew, Lancashire , Salford St Matthias, Lancashire ,
Salford St Philip, Lancashire , Salford St Simon, Lancashire , Salford St Stephen, Lancashire

Salford Parish chest records, 1650-1850 Microfilm of original records in possession of Archives Centre, 658/662 Liverpool Road, Irlam, Salford M30 5AD.
Archives Centre no.: P10/05, P10/02/01, P10/R4/1-2, P10/022, P10/01/3, P10/07-21

Content
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Land tax assessment, 1819-1820, 1823-1824
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1786099 Items 7-9
Land tax assessment, 1825-1828, 1831 List of men age 17 and above, 1817 Electors register, 1841-1843 Overseers of the poor, 1756-1779
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1786100
Overseers of the poor, 1771-1779, 1798-1800 Tax assessments, 1833-1835 Church ley, 1824, 1834 Apprenticeships of paupers' children, 1802-1841 Removals and examinations, 1700-1850
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1786101
Removal orders, 1738, 1779, 1782-1798, 1842-1847 Settlement bonds, 1652-1752 Bastardy examinations and documents, 1750-1800 Apprenticeship indentures, 1673-1713
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1786142 Items 1-5



Bibliography


• Salford: A City and Its Past edited by Tom Bergin, Dorothy N Pearce, Stanley Shaw (1989)
• Plant, O.R. (1928) A History of Newchurch Parish

Web Sites

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?Salford/Salford.shtml