Kent Poorhouses & Workhouses

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Kent Parish Poorhouse and Workhouse Index

The aim of this website is to provide information about the parish poorhouses and Union workhouses of Kent, the records that are available and an index of the individuals mentioned. Please note that this website is a work in progress and I hope during 2015 to have a searchable database as well as more detailed information on the different poorhouses and workhouses in Kent. In the meantime I hope you will find the general information on this website of interest and help.

An overview of the subject can be found under the link Kent Poorhouses & Workhouses. For descriptions of the main types of records select the Union Records link above. Basic information on the Unions, together with the records I have so far indexed, can be found by following the link Kent Unions in the side panel.
To find the Union to which a parish belonged to simply enter the name of the parish in the search box in the side panel.

Please note that it is important to check which records I have indexed by following the link Kent Unions in the side panel.This information should enable you to find the record yourself on a personal visit to the relevant archives or, if I have transcribed the record(s), a copy of it can be purchased. See About Me.

Please note that I have extracted information only from the original records and have verified names where possible. However, this index is primarily a finding aid and you are advised to consult the original documents as mistakes can occur.