Foleshill Workhouse Punishment Book 1864-1900

£4.00

This book will enable you locate quickly any aberrant ancestor incarcerated in the Foleshill Union workhouse. If you flick straight to the back pages and, finding no family name of yours, discard this booklet, you will indeed be missing a wealth of human interest stories.

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Foleshill Union Workhouse Punishment Book

At the beginning of this booklet Beverley gives some quotes and information as relevant background, firstly to show the function of workhouses in general and how they were perceived in the last century, and secondly information about Foleshill Union Workhouse in particular and also its predecessors.
After the transcript, Beverley gives a few personal details of some of the inmates mentioned in the punishment document culled, primarily, from census data.
Finally, at the back of the booklet is an index of the names which appear in the original document; please note that not all of those listed were inmates nor were they, necessarily, offenders. It will enable you locate quickly any aberrant ancestor incarcerated in the Foleshill Union workhouse. If you flick straight to the back pages and, finding no family name of yours, discard this booklet, you will indeed be missing a wealth of human interest stories.