Did your ancestors hail from the English town of Bury? Had they fallen into a state of impoverishment? Discover if they spent any length of time in Bury’s first workhouse between 1869 and 1901 and, if so, the dates of their stay, the parish they were admitted from, and what religion they practised.
There are over 17,000 transcripts in this record set covering the time period from 1869 to 1901. Each transcript includes the following information, when available:
Nearest relative or friend
Parish admitted from
Discharged or died
Bury's first workhouse, also known as the Redvales workhouse, was built in 1775 in Bury, Lancashire. In a parliamentary report from 1777, the town of Bury was listed as having a workhouse with accommodation for 50 inmates. It was renamed the Jericho Institution in 1929, and by 1948 it became the Fairfield Hospital.
The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1868 established that workhouse authorities should record in Creed Books each inmate's religious affiliation as a way of ensuring that each person's religious instruction could be met and adhered to.
Bury Workhouse Creed Registers is sourced from the Greater Manchester County Record Office.