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My gggfather died at Sheffield Workhouse in 1899, his death certificate states that he was a collier who lived at Intake Road.
I can't find him on any census so I wondered if there might be any record of him being at Sheffield Workhouse, something that might tell me more about him. Records are closed for 100 years so if there is anything who would I contact?
What was his name?
His name was George Mullins
If it has his home address on it then he would most likely have been in the Workhouse hospital.
No admission registers survive from that time period. Does it have the name of who registered the death or who was present at the death?
PS his burial is on this website if you look to the left side there is a menu
Mullins, George (Collier, age 65).
Died at Fir Vale Workhouse; Buried on May 9, 1899 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 18939, Section CC1 of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: ~. Remarks: .
Was his wife called Martha?
His son was present at the death or registered it and i have all his son's information. I found the same burial information (that you've posted) on this site a while ago. What i'm missing is proof of is his age as his death cert states he's 65 in 1899, he married in 1875 aged 34 so at death he should have been 59. On 1891 census there's a George Mullins (coal miner) lodging at 12 Elm Tree Hill, Intake Road age 46 but if that's him he would be about 54 when he died in 1899.
I've looked everywhere for his birth but can't find him, nor can i find him on census records. There is another George Mullins b1841/42 at sheffield but he's a glass grinder and died in 1882.
As far as i know he only married once in 1875 to Jane Graves Furniss in Sheffield. They moved to Rotherham and had a son in 1876. Jane died in 1879 at her parents address (98 Park Hill Lane) and her parents brought their son up - no sign of his dad on 1881 census.
The only thing I've managed to find is an entry on the 1861 census.
1861 census, 20 Albert Place, Burton-on Trent, Staffordshire.
George Mulling, lodger, Un, 24yrs, labourer, born Boston, Lincolnshire.
The 1891 census also has your George born Boston, Lincs.
He is lodging with James and Eliza Crisp.
Thank you Moira, i've probably seen these but got so frustrated i'd thrown the towel in.
I will look into these thank you very much x