South Molton Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Comprises 29 parishes. Their total average annual expenditure on the poor
during the 3 years preceding the formation of the Union was £8655. In 1838,
their expenditure was £7986; in 1840, £8190.13s, & in 1848, £10,806.18s.
The Union Workhouse, at South Molton, is a large building, which was erected in 1836, at the cost of £4379, & has room for 230 inmates. Earl Fortescue is chairman of the Board of Guardians; Mr J E J Riccard is union clerk & supt.registrar; & the Rev T Clarke is the chaplain. Mr Thomas Redler & Suan Hamilton are master & matron of the Workhouse.
White Directory 1850 p.603
Submitted by Betty Longbottom
|Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.|
|Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.|
Devon Records Office Web Site
South Molton Union Workhouse
1851 census South Molton
HO/107/1891 Folio 512 Page 37
Thomas Redler - Governor of Workhouse
Susan Hamilton - Matron of the House
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