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What are Poor Law minutes?

Local and family history A-Z > Poor Law minutes
  • After 1834 the responsibility for dealing with the poor of a parish rested with Poor Law Unions. Poor Law Unions were made up of several parishes and were administered by Boards of Guardians for the Poor

  • Poor Law minutes record the work of the Board of Guardians

  • The records created by the Poor Law Unions can be useful for tracing the descent of less prosperous families

Poor Law minutes



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