Archive centreWhitehaven
TitleCockermouth Poor Law Union
DescriptionUnion: Minute books 1838-1929; Committee minutes 1877-1930; Accounts 1839-1930.
Workhouse: Records of employees 1897-1932; Registers of births 1842-1933; Registers of deaths 1842-1933; Admission and discharge registers 1907-1927; Creed registers 1904-1933; Master's day and report books 1925-1933; Medical Officer's report and statement book 1923-1933; Punishment book 1864-1917.
Other records: Register of non-resident poor 1883-1904; Register of children at schools 1887-1922; School admission and discharge register 1907-1932; Children's home admission and discharge book 1922-1933; Children's homes master's report books 1926-1933; Clerk's letter books 1924-1930; Boarding out agreements 1921-1926; Records of Cockermouth Old Age Pensions Sub-Committee 1908-1948 (reference SPUCO 9).
Poor rate books; collecting and deposit books; financial statements and papers; poor rate payment counterfoils, 1880-1919
Access conditionsThe records are subject to access restrictions: 100 years for records relating to individuals and 30 years for adminstrative records.
Related materialLater records will be found with those of the County Public Assistance Committee, CPA, especially records of the Mid-Cumberland Area Guardians Committee. Cockermouth Workhouse/institution was closed in 1933, and the inhabitants transferred to Whitehaven.
Catalogue levelFonds
Subject termsPoverty
Poor law
Poor relief
Poor Law Unions

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CodePerson/Corporate namesDates
NAX23Includes Keswick, Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth; Cockermouth Poor Law Union; Keswick, Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth Local Boards; 1838-19301838-1930
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