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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

A bit more digging.


Hi All.

I have been doing more digging into Joseph William Hilton, who was the master at Warwick Workhouse for 24 years, with the help of a friend Jules.

Jules found Josephs Death notice and his Obituary in The Royal Leamington Spa Courier and Warwickshire Standard. It read: HILTON on the 16th inst, after very severe suffering aged 61 years. Mr J W Hilton for the past twenty-four years master of the Union Workhouse, Warwick much respected. 

It seems he was a liked man, who cared for the inmates of the Workhouse to the best of his ability. His wife also worked at the workhouse.

This morning on my walk, I found the headstone of Joseph's wife Maria Keen Hilton. She died on the last Sunday of 1890. Also listed on her headstone was her brother Martin, who died aged 40. I can find very little about Mr Hilton, but there are articles on the workhouse.
I have an interest in workhouses, because my grandfather was born in Dudley Workhouse in 1910. Once this virus is over with and we can go into Birmingham, I hope to go and have a look in the Dudley archives, to see if I can find out more about his time in the workhouse and maybe learn more about his parents. 

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