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Brentford Union

Board day, Wednesday at the Board room at 11.30am. Union Assessment Committee for hearing appeals meet half yearly in February and August, date and time fixed before meeting.

The Union comprises the following parishes:
Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Heston, Iselworth, New Brentford, Old Brentford, Perivale, Twickenham and Twyford Abbey.
The population of the Union in 1891 was 132,971, area 20,634 acres and rateable value, Michaelmas 1897, 938,109.

Staff employed by the Union

Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee William Stephens Union Offices, Isleworth.
Assistant Clerk Henry W. Burn Union Offices, Isleworth.
Relieving Officer, Central District Harry Alfred Frost 30, York Road, Brentford.
Relieving Officer, Eastern District W. Cole 6, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick
Relieving Officer, North Eastern District W. J. Williams 1, Acacia Villas, Acton Lane, Acton
Relieving Officer, Northern District W. T. Ashfield 9, Chapel Road, Ealing Dean W.
Relieving Officer, Southern District Charles A. Barnes Twickenham
Relieving Officer, Western District E. J. Burnett Hounslow
Superintendent Registrar George Brodie Clark 193 & 194 High Street, Brentford.

The Workhouse

Isleworth, a building of brick, built in 1836, to hold 570 inmates.

Staff at the Workhouse 1898
Frederick W. Osman Master
Mrs Jessie Ann Osman Matron
Rev. Henry Baker M.A. Chaplain
W. Pemberton Fooks Medical Officer


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Brentford 6 4 10
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


Records for the Brentwood Union are held at LMA and include Minutes 1836-1930

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, 

Useful Links

Link to Brentford Poor Law Records


Page updated March 12, 2008 by Rossbret