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Poor Relief

Recommended Sources on Poor Law

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PRINTED BOOKS

Introductory booklets:-

  • Ann Cole, An Introduction to Poor Law Documents before 1834 , Federation of Family History Societies (1995)
  • Eve McLaughlin, Annals of the Poor (1990)
  • Andy Reid, The Union Workhouse: A Study Guide for Teachers and Local Historians, publ. for British Association for Local History by Phillimore, 1994
  • Eve McLaughlin, Illegitimacy
  • General books including poor law records:-
  • W.E.Tate, The Parish Chest (1951), p. 188
  • John West, Village Records (1982)
  • W.B. Stephens, Sources for English Local History, Phillimore (1994), p. 99
  • The Poor Laws in practice:-
  • The Compleat Parish Officer, Wiltshire Family History Society, (facsimile edn.,1996)
  • The Handy Book of Parish Law, Wiltshire Family History Society, (facsimile edn., 1995)
  • S. Wheeleker and S. Eyles. Exeter, Poor relief in Devon: two A-level personal studies, Devonshire Association (1991) 40p: diagrs. [WSL p362.58/DEV/WHE]
  • Paul Slack, The English Poor Law, 1531–1782, Cambridge Univ. Press (1995)
  • Sources and their location:-
  • Jeremy Gibson and others, POOR LAW UNION RECORDS, Gibson Guides; 4 booklets, FFHS in association with Jeremy Gibson. Parts 1-3 list the records of the Unions created under the New Poor Law of 1834.
  • SOUTH EAST & EAST ANGLIA: with Colin Rogers & Cliff Webb (2nd edn)
  • THE MIDLANDS & NORTHERN ENGLAND: with Colin Rogers (2nd edn)
  • SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, THE MARCHES & WALES: with Colin Rogers (2nd edn, 2000)
  • GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND & WALES: with F.A.Youngs (2nd edn 1997) County by county, each PLU & its constituent places: a guide to the local administrative units of England & Wales. Also useful when seeking places within civil registration & census districts.

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