Workhouse Officials

Situation Vacant

The following 1835 advert reveals a vacancy for a surgeon at Whitchurch House of Industry. The successful candidate would also be responsible and for the Poor living within a 7 mile radius of the Town Hall.

surgeon to poor


Records of the Whitchurch Savings Bank reveal two investors that had connections with The Workhouse

In 1837 Thomas Davies opened an account at the bank. His occupation was given as Governor of the House of Industry. The account was closed five years later.

Earlier, in 1820, a Jane Williams had deposited money. She was described as the daughter of Mrs Williams, House of Industry. The account was closed in 1829


The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce and Manufacture, Volume four, 1794 contains the following entry for Whitchurch

master of workhouse1794


According to Robson’s Directory the Master of the House of Industry in 1840 was Mr Richard Moore.


 Excerpt relating to Whitchurch in Shaw’s 1850 Union Officers handbook

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Excerpt relating to Whitchurch from Shaw’s 1865 Union Officers handbook

shaw's 1865


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