Articles of Agreement of the Friendly Society instituted at Moffat, 1800
Friendly Society of Moffat
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS234
- Dates of Creation1800
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 item
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Friendly societies comprised a group of people contributing to a mutual fund so that they could receive benefits in times of need. The concept had been popular for hundreds of years, but in the 1800s, their role was acknowledged by the government and membership was encouraged. The early meetings were often held as a social gathering when the subscriptions would be paid. Prior to the Welfare State they were often the only way a working person had to receive help in times of ill health, or old age.
Both MS231 and MS234 show a note at the end of the document that states that the rules were unanimously approved by the Justices at the Quarter Sessions for the county of Dumfries.
Date(s) of descriptions: 2000-02-10 Joseph Gelfer 2001-08-21 Sarah Aitchison.
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