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Selattyn - A History of the Parish Chapter V p311

by Hon Mrs Bulkeley-Owen

p 313 Robert Lloyd, in his will dated 15th September 1791, describes himself as of Oswestry. The very fine house he built there, which was known as The Big House, is now divided into tow dwellings; part of it was bought for a Vicarage in 1871. The Register of Sellatyn supplies us with the date of its building - Mr Robert Lloyd's house adjoining the Churchyard in Oswestry was begun in 1776 and finished in 1779. 
In 1791, when the Oswestry Incorporation decided to erect the House of Industry at Morda, the directors were in treaty with Robert Lloyd  Esquire and Robert Lloyd the younger Esquire for the purchase of Llwynymapsis Mill. 

Source: Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and  Natural History Society 1878
Submitted by Alan Longbottom

Oswestry Incorporation

The Board of Guardians meet every alternate Monday at the workhouse at 2pm. The population of the Union in 1891 was 27,423, area 84,080 acres and rateable value in 1900 203,341. 

The Incorporation comprises the following parishes;
Chirk, Kinnerley, Knockin, Llansilin, Llanyblodwel, Llwyntidman & Treprenal, Oswestry Parish Urban, Oswestry Parish Rural, Ruyton-of-the-Eleven Towns, St Martins, Selattyn, Sychtyn, West Felton, Weston Rhyn and Whittington.

Officers to the Incorporation 1900
Chairman of the Board of Guardians W. Griffiths
Clerk to the Guardians John Christopher Bull
Assistant Clerk to the Guardians & Clerk to the Assessment Committee Charles Herbert Bull
Treasurer Frederick George Buller Swete
Relieving Officer - Upper Division Percy Charles Hines
Relieving Officer - Lower Division W. R. Reynolds
Superintendent Registrar John Christopher Bull

The Workhouse is an extensive and well built range of buildings, composed chiefly of brick, situated at Morda, about 1 mile from the Town. It was erected in 1790 and will hold 300 inmates. The Tramp wards are modern and on the separate system.
A hospital for infectious diseases, built on the most modern principles of hygienic science, is situated about 100 yards from the main building and contains 16 beds

Workhouse Staff 1900
Chaplain Rev. Walter D. Williams
Medical Officer John Peploe Cartwright M.R.C.S.
Workhouse Master George Fulcher
Workhouse Matron Mrs Mary Fulcher


Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867 With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of  insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates.
Oswestry 2 13 15
Source: 22nd Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom.


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