Poor Law Records for Family Historians
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Poor Law Records for Family Historians

Records of the poor are some of the most informative for family historians. In this work the Old Poor Law pre 1834 and the new are discussed, what you might find and where the records are kept.

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  • Weight
    120 g
  • SKU
    cch9

The Old Poor Law 1601-1834 includes the records of the Parish Overseers of the Poor who were concerned not only with relieving the poor but with matters of settlement, removal, vagrancy, bastardy and apprenticeship.The New Poor Law 1834-1948 includes the records of the Poor Law Unions with their dreaded Workhouses before the introduction of Old Age Pensions and the Welfare State in the Twentieth Century. Both are discussed and how to use them.

  • Author
    S Fowler
  • Year
    2011