The Wandsworth and Clapham Poor Law Union was formed on 25th March, 1836.
Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 19 in number representing its 6 constituent parishes as listed below (figures in brackets indicate numbers of Guardians if more than one): Surrey: Battersea (3), Clapham (6), Putney (2), Streatham (2), Tooting Graveney (2), Wandsworth (4).
The Wandsworth and Clapham Union was renamed the Wandsworth Union in 1904.
The Wandsworth and Clapham Guardians leased another site from Earl Spencer on the north side of St John's Hill where a new union workhouse was erected in 1838-40 to designs by George Ledwell Taylor.
A MAN who admitted sexual offences against two young girls he was babysitting – including repeatedly raping one of them – has been jailed for 13 years as part of a sentence that will last a total of 18 years.
Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599.
Daniel White, prosecuting, said the latest offences were committed while Green was babysitting and one girl was raped for the first time on a baby changing mat at his flat.
He would sometimes give her £2.50 or chocolates and she “thought it was normal”, said Mr White.
In 1590, he married Frances Walsingham, daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham and widow of Sir Philip Sidney, by whom he was to have several children, three of whom survived into adulthood.
Sidney, who was Leicester's nephew, had died in 1586 at the Battle of Zutphen in which Essex had also distinguished himself.