A List of Persons Receiving Relief from the Parish of Wolstanton - from the Enoch Wood Scrapbook

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Date:25th of March 1830 - 25th of March 1831 (c.)

Description:Family historians may relish this revealing booklet, which reports on the poverty suffered by the residents of Wolstanton, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, during 1830-1.

It was commissioned by a parish committee made up of church wardens, overseers, and clerks.

Together, they were responsible for running the workhouse, which was at the centre of efforts to relieve poverty, and was paid for by the parish itself.

Church wardens

  • Spencer Rogers

  • Mr. Abraham Wood

  • George Goodwin

  • James Goodwin


  • Overseers

  • James Brayford

  • William Booth


  • Governor of Workhouse and Assistant Overseer

  • William Buttery


  • Assistant Overseers

  • Elias Barlow

  • Henry Mattison


  • Vestry Clerk

  • Joseph Lowndes


  • About this document

    Pottery manufacturer Enoch Wood kept this document and it is now among the collections at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.

    It was printed by Mort's of Newcastle.