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.
EVESHAM BOARD OFGUARDIANS
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- ReferenceGB 97 COLL MISC 0699
- Dates of Creation1838-1857
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionOne folder
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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.
Elliot, Sir John
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