Name Index


Poor Law Administration at Honeychurch during the Eighteenth Century

Devon Notes & Queries, Vol. 1, (1900) pp.54-57.


R. Lethbridge

Prepared by Michael Steer

Prior to the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 the administration of the English Poor Laws was the responsibility of the vestries of individual parishes, which varied widely in their size, populations, financial resources, rateable values and requirements. From 1834 the parishes were grouped into unions, jointly responsible for the administration of poor relief in their area, and each governed by a board of guardians. A parish that was large enough to operate independently of a union was known as a poor law parish. Poor law unions were abolished by the Local Government Act 1929 which passed responsibility for public assistance to county and county borough councils. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the New York Public Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Bartlet, Elizabeth54-5
Dunning family54
Dunning, Mr John54-6
ffrost, Richard54-5
George III55
Haywood, Elizabeth56
Horn, Robert57
Huxtable, William56
Jones, Elizabeth57
Ratenbery, Jane56
Rattenbury, Hugh56
Snell, Mr Andrew54-6
Soper, Mary55
Soper, Mr William54-5
Swetin, Mr55
Westlake, Richard56