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From: "Brian Ranson" <>
Subject: [UK-W&H] Bromley Union Workhouse
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 19:00:38 -0000
I am hoping that someone can provide me with advice ref the following.
Per the 1881 cencus, my GGGrandfather William Ranson (spelt Ransome) was recorded as being a 79 year old bricklayer pauper living in the Bromley Union Workhouse in Farnborough, Kent. I am trying to find a record of his death, to which end I have trawled the GRO index on a couple occasions and can find no entry for either Ranson, Ransom or Ransome 1881 to 1891 in the Bromley area. My questions are:
a) Would there be some local written record of his entry into the workhouse and death in or transfer out?.
b) What conditions governed an individuals discharge?. Was it solely the individuals decision or could he/she have been moved elsewhere without any discussion and/or agreement?.
What I'm trying to establish are details of Williams movements after 1881 and the possibility that he died somewhere other than Bromley.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Brian Ranson...Congleton, Cheshire.