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Code: ARA 150

Paupers in Workhouses Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed 30 July 1861.

    Returns "from each workhouse in England & Wales, of the name of every adult pauper in each workhouse who has been an inmate of the workhouse during a continuous period of five years; stating the amount of time that each of such inmates shall have been in the workhouse, and the reason assigned why such persons are unable to maintain themselves:"
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Code: ARA 400

Transcription of the Poor Book of the Tithings of Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton from 1656-1698.


Introduction and Notes by H.J. Wilkins, D.D. Published in 1910.
A transcript of the tithes collected and poor relief given in a Gloucestershire parish during the period 1656-1698.
Many names of people are included, making this useful for family history, local history and social history.

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Code: ARA 402

A Series of the Decisions of the Court of the King's Bench

Published in 1768

A Series of the Decisions of the Court of the Kings Bench upon Settlement Cases ; From the Death of Lord Raymond in March 1732 : To which is added a complete abridgement of the substance of each case, and two tables of the names of them.
Covers settlement cases (from many areas of England) for the period 1732 to 1776.

These settlement cases, part of the old poor law system, arose to determine paupers, apprentices and others right, or otherwise,to settle in a parish.

The wealth of details make this CD useful for family history, local history and legal history.

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Code: ARA 456

Manuals of the Duties of Poor Law Officers.
Master and Matron of the Workhouse

By William Golden Lumley, Esq., LL.M Published in 1869 An invaluable look at the way the workhouse was run. Showing how masters & matrons were appointed, their duties and receipts and payments they made. This book also covers the admission of paupers, discipline and diet and punishments for misbehaviour

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Code: ARA 570

Poor-Law Annual

Poor-Law Annual for the years 1923-24 plus 1924-25.

The aim of these annuals was to provide the necessary details a Poor-law Officer must possess in conducting correspondence between Union and Union, supplemented by other details which have constantly to be referred to in the discharge of daily duties.
Includes the Official Decisions, an aide to the authoritative interpretation of the Poor-law. Digest of Cases which have been heard in the Law-Courts during the year.
List of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Boards of Guardians in England & Wales.
Plus lists of Poor-law School Districts, Public Contracts & Contractors, County Vagrancy Committees etc., etc.
Useful for local history.

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Code: ARA 641

Infants in Workhouses (Ireland)

Published in 1879.

Local Government Board, Dublin Return with Christian & Surname of each of infants born in Irish workhouses, or admitted when healthy under 12 months old, and attempted to be reared therein during 1872, showing what has since become of them (Discharged, Healthy, Dead, In Hospital, Taken out by friends, etc.).
Also a similar return of healthy infants under 12 months old who were sent out to nurse in 1872 by the Board of Guardians in Ireland, and attempted to be reared in homes of foster parents

This cd contains the full returns arranged by Union Workhouse plus the summary.

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Code: ARA 642

Labourers' Removal.

Published in 1843.

The introduction to the return states:-
Copy of the correspondence relating to, and a return of, the number of persons who were removed from their parishes in the agricultural districts into the manufacturing districts, under the authority and sanction of the Poor Law Commissioners ; with the dates and mode of their removal, the names of the parishes from which they were taken, and the names and residences of the persons to whom they were assigned ; with à particular account of the numbers, sexes and ages in each family, when they were removed ; and also, of the number of deaths, by accident or otherwise, which have since taken place among them; also, an account of those who have been maimed in their employment ; and a statement of the amount of the wages agreed upon when consigned, with the actual wages they received ; and also, an account of their present residences, employment and wages. Lists several hundred named families assisted in moving from depressed agricultural districts between 1835 & 1837.

It should however be noted that many of the returns miss out some details and some only given the name of the head of the family.
Lists several hundred named families assisted in moving from depressed agricultural districts between 1835 & 1837.

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Code: ARA 643

Poor Law (Mary Brophy).

Published in 1863

Poor Law Board, Whitehall, a copy of all papers and correspondence regarding the case of Mary Brophy, a pauper, removed from London, by force, and sent to Dublin, and afterwards returned to London by the ship 'Adelaide'.
Mary Brophy, with two children , of Irish descent who had lived in Marylebone for twenty years, was forcibly discharged from the Marylebone Workhouse and sent to the South Dublin Union.

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Code: ARA 645

Poor Law Commission (Duke William Beale).

Published in 1849

Investigation of claims that relatives of a 92 year old pauper in Weymouth workhouse were capable of supporting him.
Contains Poor law Commission correspondence, report etc., relating to the case of Duke William Beale, a pauper in the Weymouth Union Workhouse.
Gives an interesting insight into the workings of the admissions policy of workhouses.
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Code: ARA 646

Investigation into the death of James Lisney.

Published in 1841

A diabetic imprisoned for 24 hours in winter on bread & water and without any heating for a minor offence.
Contains copies of notes and papers relating to a coroner’s inquest held before Mr. Wakley, upon a pauper who died in Hendon Union Workhouse, 1841.
An excellent example of the investigations by a coroner into the death of an individual and his search for the truth.
Includes an autopsy report.

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