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Ross Workhouse

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Thursday, at the Board Room, at 11am. The population of the Union in 1891 was 15,708, and the rateable value in 1899 104,382.

The Union comprises the following places;
Aston Ingham, Ballingham, Brampton Abbotts, Bridstow, Brookhampton, Foy, Goodrich, Harewood, Hentland, Hope Mansell, How Caple, Kings Caple, Linton, Llandinabo, Llangarren, Llanwarne, Lea, Marstow, Pencoyd, Peterstow, Ross, Ruardean, St Weonards, Sellack, Sollershope, Tretire-with-Michaelchurch, Upton Bishop, Walford, Weston-under-Penyard and Yatton.

Union Officers 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians Manley Kingsmill Manley Power esq.
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee George Frederick Minett
Treasurer James Allaway
Relieving Officer - Ross District Edward William Gent
Relieving Officer - Sollershope District  James Turner
Superintendent Registrar George Frederick Minett

The Workhouse, erected to hold 200 inmates.

Workhouse Staff 1900
Chaplain Rev. Edward Henry Winnington-Ingram
Medical Officer William E. Price
Workhouse Master Edwin Morgan
Workhouse Matron Mrs Caroline Morgan

Out Relief

RUARDEAN (Ross Union) parishioners who received "out door relief April to September 1866. (Payments made at Drybrook Fridays 1pm.)
Relieving Officer - Mr G Morgan, Archenfield near Ross.
Relieving Officer for Vagrants - Mr F Davis of Ross.
Vaccinator - Dr Jones of Ross
Medical Officer - Dr Jones of Ross.

The following all residentrs of RUARDEAN, with ages stated.

Mary WILCE, 67
Thomas BENNETT, wife 3 children,43
Elizabeth MORGAN.73
Margaret COOKE. 83
William PORTER, wife. 76
John JONES, 83
Cornelius BRAIN, 80
Sophia THOMPSON, 71
Hannah MEEK, 66
Mary WILKS, 72, "Dead"
Richard KNIGHT, wife, 71
Edward WATKINS, wife, 78
Sarah GRIFFITHS, 77, "Dead"
Elizabeth EDDE, 1, "Dead"
Mary Ann WHEELER, and son, 37
Mary COOK and children, 50 "Stopped"
Sarah NELMS, 85
Hmphrey LUGG, wife 74
William MORGAN, wife 71
Sophia ROBERTS, 84
Elizabeth JENKINS, 3 children, 37
Sysan WELSH, 78
Job BROWNING, wife, 67
Elizabeth TRIGG, 59
Harriet GREEN, 54
Samuel TOMPKINS, wife, 4 children, 40 "stopped"
Thomas PHELPS, 85
John RUSSELL, 54 "stopped"
Thomas WHEELER, 17, "Dead"
Julia GRIFFITHS 1 (sic), "Dead"
Timothy ROBERTS, wife, 5 children, 44
Enmna WILMOLRE, 21 "stopped"


Martha COLE, 87
Mary CUTTER, 70
Henry HODGES, 10
Source: Submitted by Maggie Verry


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