10th April 2020
Paupers and the York Poor Law Union 1837-1842
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Dick Hunter uses the case of 43 year old Anne Shipton from Swann St, to explain the system for applications for relief between 1839 and 1842. He focuses on the role of relieving officer Richard Leafe and how the Board of Guardians dealt with applications from paupers.