Workhouse Addresses

In 1904, the Registrar General decided that where a child was born in the workhouse, there need no longer be any indication of this on the birth certificate. Instead, the place of birth could be recorded as an ordinary street address, either a real one or a pseudonymous one invented for the purpose. The aim of this was to avoid any future stigma that might otherwise arise from the revelation of one's lowly place of birth. From around 1920, the same practice was later also adopted for the death certificates of those who died in the workhouse.

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Islington129 St John's Road, Islington
Islington (Union Infirmary)77a Highgate Hill, Islington
NOTE - a more extensive list of workhouse addresses is included in my Workhouse Encyclopedia

 



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