SRS General Series 2019 Volume 62

Now Available

The Loes and Wilford Poor Law Incorporation, 1765-1826

 

Between 1660 and 1841, some 149 “corporations of the poor” were created in England through local acts.  By uniting a number of parishes, these “corporations” hoped to deal more effectively with the growing problem of pauperism.  This volume, focussing on 33 parishes in the hundreds of Loes and Wilford in east Suffolk, is the first detailed exploration of a rural incorporation.

Edited by Dr John Shaw.

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