Find your ancestors in Bury Workhouse Creed Registers

What can these records tell me?

There are over 17,000 transcripts in this record set covering the time period from 1869 to 1901. Each transcript includes the following information, when available:
  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Birth day
  • Birth month
  • Nearest relative or friend
  • Religion
  • Parish admitted from
  • Admission year
  • Admission day
  • Admission month
  • Workhouse
  • Place
  • Informant
  • Discharged or died

Discover more about Bury Union Workhouse Creed 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.

The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1868 established that workhouse authorities should record in Creed Books each inmate's religious affiliation as a way of ensuring that each person's religious instruction could be met and adhered to.