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Offline teach3r

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Receiving parish relief 1871
« on: Monday 11 March 19 15:27 GMT (UK) »
My 3xG Grandfather Thomas Clark is shown in the 1871 census (RG10/1269/18/13) for Catmore, Berkshire as "Labourer (receiving parish relief)".  Whilst I think I understand that this is to do with the Poor Law Act, I would be grateful if someone could point me towards a resource where I might find out more about Thomas and his parish relief in Catmore.

Thank you for help that can be given.

Nic
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Re: Receiving parish relief 1871
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 March 19 15:42 GMT (UK) »
I doubt they are online yet, but if overseers accounts and vestry minutes for Catmore survives then they often list the names of people in receipt of parish relief. I have found many Essex parish records have surviving overseers records etc. If they do survive for Catmore, they should be at Berks record office.
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Re: Receiving parish relief 1871
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 March 19 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Coombs - I have just sent the Berks Record Office an email enquiring if they have any relevant records.
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery