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PICKERING Poor Law Union and Workhouse

Pickering Poor Law Union was declared 15th December 1836.

The workhouse at Rysea, a little north of the town, is a plain building of stone, erected in 1837, at a cost of GBP 1,100, and will hold 100 inmates.
Robert SIMPSON, master; 
Mrs Mary Ann SIMPSON, matron; 
Miss Elizh. LAMB, assistant matron; 
Rev. Evelyn William DRAGE M.A. chaplain; 
Donald William ROBERTSON, L.R.C.P. Edin., medical officer.

The union comprises 25 parishes/townships, with a population in 1901 of 10,059.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1909
Submitted by Andy Kerridge

Page updated 12 March, 2008 by Rossbret