The Poor Law 1600-1834

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This summary (prepared by Steph Cox and Michael Heaton) of the Poor Law from 1600-1834 (when the basis changed radically) brings together additional material as well as references found in accession numbers 160, 298, 680, 1536 (Victoria County History), 1754 and 1831; and also four summaries of files at Oxford History Centre. These references are shown by footnotes.

Details of a Vestry Meetings in 1830 and 1831 show that the overseers were not stmoathetic to the declared poverty of some of the residents.

For the 1845 survey and valuation of Wheatley Parish for the purposes of a Poor Rate see record 2525.

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