Document referenceQDW(W)
TitleRecords of workhouses : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of records relating to workhouses, including agreements or resolutions by parishes to provide workhouses and to adopt the provisions of Gilbert's Act of 1782. The records cover nine townships:- Hawsker cum Stainsacre, Whitby, Ugglebarnby, Leyburn, Glaisdale, Danby, Ruswarp, and Fylingdales.
Date1814-1829
LevelSeries
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyThese agreements or resolutions were enrolled under the Act of 1782 (22 George III cap. 83, s. 4) which empowered parishes adopting its workhouse rules for "in-relief" to appoint paid guardians of the poor and visitors who were incorporated and could raise loans. The Justices were given powers of supervision
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