Saturday, 27 May 2017

Findmypast adds Surrey institutional records 1788-1939

A search finds 179,446 total records in this new Findmypast database. It's a compilation of transcriptions of records from 16 institutions held at the Surrey History Centre:

Chertsey Poor Law Union Admission and Discharge Books 1894-1910
Cobham, Reed's School Annual Reports 1818-1901
Dorking Poor Law Union Application and Report Books 1837-1847
Farnham Board Of Guardians Minute Books 1872-1910
Godstone Poor Law Union Application and Report Books 1869-1915
Guildford Infirmary Deaths 1933-1939
Guildford Workhouse Births 1866-1910
Guildford Workhouse Deaths 1887-1914
Hambledon Board Of Guardians Minute Books 1836-1910
Mayford Industrial School Admissions 1895-1907
Princess Mary Village Homes Pupils 1870-1890s
Redhill, Royal Philanthropic School Admission Registers 1788-1906
Richmond Poor Law Union Application and Report Books 1870-1911
Surrey County Gaol Deaths 1798-1878
Warlingham Military Hospital Chaplain's Department Baptisms, Confirmations and Deaths 1917-1919
Woking, St Peter's Memorial Home Patients 1885-1908

The largest database is for the Richmond Poor Law Union Application and Report Books 1870-1911, 103,396 results, followed by the Godstone Poor Law Union Application and Report Books 1869-1915, 33,670 results.
The longest period of record is for the Redhill, Royal Philanthropic School with admission registers from 1788 to 1906.  Those admitted were children of criminals or those who had been convicted of crimes themselves, 7,242 of them. The school had moved to Redhill in 1849.





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