Assessment: Poor Rate, pa. Holyhead, at 4d in the £.

Scope and Content

ASSESSMENT: Poor Rate, pa. Holyhead, at 4d in the £.

[Contemporary Copy].

Administrative / Biographical History

The poor rate was a tax on property levied in each parish and used to provide poor relief. It was collected under the Old and the New Poor Law. This process was absorbed into general rate local taxation in the 1920s and within the currently existing Council Tax. Overseers of the poor administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law system. The position was created by the Act for the Relief of the Poor 1597. Overseers of the poor were unpaid and supervised by the justice of the peace. The law required two overseers to be elected every Easter. The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 replaced Overseers with boards of guardians, although they remained in some places to collect the poor rate.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hayden Burns for Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected