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Buried In Woolen
« on: Tuesday 26 January 10 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi. Can anyone tell me what Buried In Woolen means. I found this in burial records but haven`t got a clue as to it`s meaning ??? ???

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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Buried in Woollen
    This refers to the Burial in Woollen Acts of 1667 & 1678.  These Acts were attempts to protect the English Wool Trade, and required that all bodies should be buried in Wool with the exception of those who died from the Plague.  A Five pound fine was imposed for burials which did not comply with the Acts.  By 1814 the Acts were repealed.

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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Paupers were also excluded.

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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 21:59 GMT (UK) »

  In other words, they had to have a woolen shroud to be buried in
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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 February 10 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your help. Much obliged.

Victoria

COLBECK,WHITEHAVEN CUMBERLAND
COLEBECK,HOPE,MILLER,LIVERPOOL
SCHAMBERG,MEMMEL PRUSSIA
ROCHE,ROACH,MAHER,FOY IRELAND
SANDFORD.TYNAN, LIVERPOOL.
HUBBARD,TAYLOR KENT.
HOPE NORTHUMBERLAND
SANDFORD NEWCASTLE/UPON/TYNE.



LANCASTER,GOWLAND,NORTHUMBERLAND
FOY, ROSCOMMON IRELAND,LIVERPOOL.
SMITH,HAMPSHIRE, & LIVERPOOL
SEALES SURREY CRADDOCK,HAMPSHIRE

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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 February 10 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Wikipedia has some information on this topic

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burying_in_Woollen_Acts

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Re: Buried In Woolen
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 February 10 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for information, it looks as though if you were poor you could not afford woolen shroud, so deceased was buried naked.  :'( :'(

Victoria
COLBECK,WHITEHAVEN CUMBERLAND
COLEBECK,HOPE,MILLER,LIVERPOOL
SCHAMBERG,MEMMEL PRUSSIA
ROCHE,ROACH,MAHER,FOY IRELAND
SANDFORD.TYNAN, LIVERPOOL.
HUBBARD,TAYLOR KENT.
HOPE NORTHUMBERLAND
SANDFORD NEWCASTLE/UPON/TYNE.



LANCASTER,GOWLAND,NORTHUMBERLAND
FOY, ROSCOMMON IRELAND,LIVERPOOL.
SMITH,HAMPSHIRE, & LIVERPOOL
SEALES SURREY CRADDOCK,HAMPSHIRE