Norfolk: Poor Law
Flegg (East and West) Incorporation
- 1775 - Flegg (East and West) Incorporation was formed by an Act of Parliament - "1775 Flegg Act".
- 1776/7 - House of Industry at "The Old Court House", Court Road, Rollesby, NR29 5HG, [Map reference is TG456151] and marked Rollesby Court on some maps. Union Farm is a short distance away.
- 1834 - Flegg Incorporation status kept.
- 1845 - Description is in Whites directory under the Flegg Hundreds section.
- 1883 - Description is in Whites directory under the entry for Rollesby.
- 1930 - Incorporation dissolved.
- 1933 - Kelly's directory describes meetings at "The Institution". "Norfolk No 3 Area Guardians Committee" is also mentioned.
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).
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