Norfolk: Poor Law
Kings Lynn Incorporation
- 1682 - The parish of St. Margaret used as a Workhouse the building called St James' hospital which was in a former chapel.
- 1701 - Kings Lynn Incorporation was formed by an Act of Parliament. It consisted of the parishes of All Saints and St. Margaret's (and used its workhouse).
- c.1776 - Additional WorkHouse in All Saints parish (South Lynn).
- 1835 - Became Kings Lynn Union
- Description is in Whites 1845 directory.
After 1835 these parishes moved as shown :-
|King's Lynn, All Saints [alias South Lynn]||Kings Lynn|
|King's Lynn, St. Margaret||Kings Lynn|
Poor Law Records - Images
Online images of some poor law registers, admissions books etc. from 1796 to 1900 are available at the
- LDS familysearch website https://www.familysearch.org/ (UK+Ireland records section)
- Go down the "Historical Record Collections"
- Select Title - "England, Norfolk Poor Law Union Records, 1796-1900"
- Select "Browse through xxx images"
- Under County pick - "Norfolk"
- Under Poor Law Union select the "Required Union"
- Records are under headings such as "District, Workhouse & Unknown etc."
- Alternatively use a search engine for "familysearch" "Norfolk Poor Law Union Records"
Acts, descriptions, maps, some pictures etc. can be found at :-
www.workhouses.org.uk (The Story of Workhouses).
Further information can be found:
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