The Almshouse Department, 1789-1940, bulk: 1803-1861

Scope and Contents

This series is strongest in its Admission records. The records here are mixed for both male and female inmates/patients, and are entered alphabetically. Most of the records pertain to the Almshouse itself, with others including admissions to the Workhouse. This series also has a large number of volumes containing Admissions, Discharges and Death information. These records have added information that pertains to where a person was from/ born, or how they got to the Almshouse and any other remarks made by the person writing the register. The entries here are also alphabetical. There is a single ledger containing Certificates of Death which are actual death certificates pasted into the volume and arranged chronologically. These certificates came from the office of the Warden of the Almshouse. Census ledgers and ledgers pertaining to children are light in this series. There are five ledgers with reports completed by the Warden of the Almshouse or Workhouse.


7.4 cubic feet (36 volumes)


1789-1940, bulk 1803-1861

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Patrons are required to use digital or microfilm copies for those volumes for which they are available. Advance notice is required for using original material. Please contact us to arrange access.

Series VI and VII of the collection contain subseries that are restricted. See individual series access notes for volume restrictions.


This series is divided into subseries and arranged chronologically by date.

Existence and Location of Copies

This series contains records in digital format and volumes on microfilm. For volumes not digitized or on microfilm, please see an archivist.