Edward and Mary Edna Amos were the last Keeper and Matron of the House of Industry and Refuge from 1933-1954.Read More
Category: Keepers and Matrons
|The Keepers and Matrons of the House of Industry and Refuge were the managers and superintendents of the House. Some of the main duties for the keepers included: to watch over the inmates, adopt any rules and regulations from the County Council, keep records of the inmates coming in and going out of the House, keep accounts of money being spent on materials and resources such as fuel, clothing, and provisions, examine all paupers being admitted to the House, maintain and cultivate the farm and livestock, and maintain cleanliness and order in the House. The matrons main duties included: overseeing all the indoor operations, watching over the female inmates, take care of all of the goods and property within the House, and clean and repair the clothing of the inmates. In total there were six different couples who managed the House between 1869-1952.