Explore Coventry workhouse births and deaths with new FindMyPast record release


20 December 2021
Explore more than a century of baptisms and deaths for the Coventry Union Workhouse with FindMyPast's latest online collection.

New and exclusive records from the Coventry Union Workhouse have been added to Findmypast’s existing collection of Warwickshire Baptisms. The records detail births that occurred inside its walls, including whether or not the child was legitimate. Tragically, but perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these births were documented as stillborn.

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Explore the Coventry Workhouse deaths for the years 1845-1943 and discover if your ancestor unfortunately died in a workhouse. The records provide you with your ancestor’s age at the time of death, as well as the person's burial arrangements.

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The Death Registers that were meticulously kept by the various Masters of the Workhouse have been transcribed and are now available to search on Findmypast. There are about 8,300 names of men, women, children and infants who died at the Coventry Union Workhouse, recorded in transcripts that will reveal their birth year, death year, age at death, address and burial agreements.

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