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Guide to Overseers' Accounts

Guide to Overseers' Accounts

Guide to Overseers' Accounts

Ref: DPS-PGFRCD07

Supplied by Dartmoor Press.

Previously unpublished (in booklet form), the Guide to Overseers' Accounts file runs to the equivalent of 73 pages of A4 text. Such sources obviously contain a wealth of information about the poor of former times, but also (a fact probably overlooked by many researchers) brief details about those who administered the poor laws and handed out money and materials to the poor of the parish concerned. This guide covers topics such as poor rates, the workhouse and its inmates, indoor relief and outdoor relief, apprenticeships, settlement and removal, bastardy, health and medicine, and a host of other subjects, guiding researchers through the veritable maze of entries in overseers' accounts and related archive materials.

£2.95