West Ham Poor Law Union, Essex Genealogy

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Constituent Parishes

East Ham, Essex
Leyton, Essex
Leytonstone, Essex
Little Ilford, Essex
Plaistow St Mary, Essex
Stratford St John, Essex
Walthamstow, Essex [St Mary]
Walthamstow St James, Essex
Walthamstow St John, Essex
Walthamstow St Peter, Essex
Wanstead, Essex
West Ham, Essex
Woodford, Essex
Woodford Bridge, Essex

Records

 Newham Archives and Local Studies Library, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL. Holdings include: Guardians' Minutes (1836-42, 1844-61, 1873-5, 1884-1930).
 Waltham Forest Archives, Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NH. Holdings include: Central Home admissions (1906-59, women and children only); Printed Guardians' Minutes (1906-8, 1912-13, 1922-26, 1929-30) see also T/P 617/5 baptismal registers of Leytonstone Holy Trinity Includes some dates of birth; baptisms at West Ham Union and available at Seax - Essex Archives Online From the Essex Record Office

Websites

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's website: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?WestHam/WestHam.shtml Workhouses site