Relief order books (City), drafts

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  • Reference
      GB 192 PLU/3/3/2
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      10 volumes Archives - Non-digital

Scope and Content

Draft copies of relief order books (see PLU/3/3/1 - Relief order books). Relief order books were kept by the Clerk of the York Poor Law Union. The books record orders for out-relief granted by the York Guardians in response to applications put forward by the Relieving Officer (see PLU/3/1 Application and Report books).

Details entered into the books may include: name of applicant seeking relief, name of parish/relief district; quantity and description of relief; and how many weeks relief was granted.

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