EVESHAM BOARD OFGUARDIANS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence to the Evesham guardians from the Poor Law Board. Also oneletter from a Birmingham guardian concerning William Price, a 'dissipatedrogue and vagabond' who did not support his wife and children.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Poor Law Amendment Act (1834) took away parish responsibility for thepoor and created instead Board of Guardians for the management of poor reliefthrough unions of parishes. These guardians were elected by local landownersand rate-payers. Their records include workhouse admissions registers,accounts, day books, minute books, general ledgers, and correspondence. TheLocal Government Act Board Act (1871) created a central government departmentwith responsibility for poor relief and public health.

Arrangement

27 items

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Acquisition Information

Elliot, Sir John

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlistavailable

Conditions Governing Use

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