Find your ancestors in Bury Workhouse Discharge Registers

What can these records tell me?

There are over 16,000 transcripts in this record set covering the time period from 1864 to 1907. While the amount of available information varies, most transcripts include the following:
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Discharge year
  • Discharge month
  • Discharge day
  • Parish admitted from
  • Method (of discharge)
  • Observations

Discover more about Bury Workhouse Discharge Registers

Bury's first workhouse, also known as the Redvales workhouse, was built in 1775 in Bury, Lancashire. In a parliamentary report from 1777, the town of Bury was listed as having a workhouse with accommodation for 50 inmates. It was renamed the Jericho Institution in 1929, and by 1948 it became the Fairfield Hospital.

Note that some transcripts refer to children that were admitted, such as Margaret Anderson, who was admitted with her mother, her two sisters, and her newborn baby brother. They were all discharged on 24 August 1877. If you search for Margaret and her family in our Bury Union Workhouse (Jericho Institution) Admission Registers, you can discover their admission date, the reason for their admission to the workhouse, and their birth years.


These records were sourced from the Greater Manchester County Record Office.