Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/9/2007

Workhouse

In British history, a workhouse was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. The earliest recorded example of a workhouse dates to 1652 in Exeter although there is some written evidence that workhouses existed before this date. Records mention a workhouse in 1631 in Abingdon. for more click here

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