Settlement and removal records for the York Poor Law Union and the Public Assistance Committee

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 192 PLU/5
  • Dates of Creation
      1845-1948
  • Physical Description
      9 volumes and 2 files Archives - Non-digital

Scope and Content

Comprises records concerning the settlement and removal of paupers under the York Poor Law Union and the Public Assistance Committee.

In order to have the right to claim poor relief a person had to have the right of settlement in a parish/ward in the area in which they were currently residing. Those who did not have the right of settlement could be forcibly removed.

Includes registers and accounts of non-resident and non-settled poor; and registers of removal orders and settlement enquiries.

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