PARISH AND TOWN - UK
In addition to parish registers, clergymen and parish officers created many other official records which, along with alms for the poor and the parish silver, were kept in a strong wooden box called the 'parish chest'.
These records included minutes of meetings of parish officials, apprenticeship records, rate books, poor relief expenditure books and papers about settlement and bastardy.
There were additional town records kept by local Justices of the Peace, local parish councils (the vestry), Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and, after 1834, Guardians of the Poor of local work houses.
This section has links to Sterry records located relating to such parish and town records.
Archdeaconry of Suffolk Poor Law Records 1601-1850(Index)
No Sterrys found.
London Poor Law Abstracts 1581–1899 [Origins.net]
1817 Oct 14 Mary Wallis re her illegitimate child Thomas Wallis 6. On 5 May 1811 delivered of said male bastard child in house of Mr Sterre in Baldwins Gardens, Holborn [St Sepulchre, Entry No 2496; GL Ms 3224/3]
Westminster Poor Law and Parish Administration records [FindMyPast]
5 Jan 1818
Sterry Jas 44 (4 Shelton Cot[Court?]) a Shoemkr rented a room on 1st Febr unfd[unfurnished?] at Greens as above for[from?] June 1817 u[until?] now in the same at 4/6 [per week?] mo[married?] to wife Elizth at St Martins 10 Apr 1797 4 chn Wm aged 12 Jas aged 7 Sophia aged 4 & Elizth aged 2 yrs
London Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records 1738-1930 [Ancestry.com]
|Name||Admission Date||Discharge Date||Borough||Parish or Poor Law Union||Workhouse Register||Age||Observation||How Discharged||Source Date Range|
|Maria Sterry||23 Nov 1832||17 Dec 1832||Camden||St Giles in the Fields||St Giles in the Field||36||__||To Place||1818-1843|
|Elizabeth Sterry||13 Feb 1834||12 Dec 1834||Camden||St Giles in the Fields||St Giles in the Field||83||__||Died 12 Dec 1834||1818-1843|
|Emma Sterry||6 Feb 1838||20 Mar 1838||Camden||St Giles in the Fields||St Giles in the Field||18||Sm Houseless||To Place||1818-1843|
|Emma Sterry||13 Aug 1838||3 Sep 1838||Camden||St Giles in the Fields||St Giles in the Field||18||__||To Place||1818-1843|
|**Maria Sterry||24 Jan 1866||31 Jan 1866||Westminster||St Marylebone||St Marylebone||32||[Admitted] to be medically treated; [Residence] 20 Grove Tce||Discharged to Hanwell||1864-1866|
|George Sterry||14 Apr 1894||24 Apr 1894||City of London||City of London||Bow Rd||39||[Last Residence Before Admission] Casual Ward; Single; Labourer;||Own request||1889-1895|
|George Sterry||22 May 1894||23 May 1894||Westminster||Westminster/ St George's Union||Fulham Rd||39||Labourer; C of E; born 1855; Admitted from St Margaret Parish||Infirmary||1894|
|George Sterry||9 Oct 1894||17 Oct 1894||Westminster||Westminster||Edmonton||39||__||Sent to OR||1892-1900|
|George Sterry||18 Ocr 1894||23 Oct 1894||Westminster||Westminster/ St George's Union||Fulham Rd||39||Labourer; C of E; born 1855; Admitted from St Margaret Parish; Widower||Own request||1894|
** = Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK line