First published in 1805, this work summarises the vast array of laws at the time on the relief of the poor in Great Britain. Split across two volumes, it not only condenses the laws themselves but also disentangles the theory and doctrine of each law and explains how the theory should have been applied in practice.
This work will be a valuable primary source for those studying 19th poor relief and welfare.
22. Of Settlement by Ferving an Office 23. Of Settlement upon a Tenement of ten Pounds a Year 24. Of Settlement by Eflate 25. Of Settlement by Acknowledgement of the Parish 26. By whom a Settlement may be acquired 27. Of Certificates 28. Of removing the Poor 29. Of relieving and order the Poor, and first of Maintenance by Relations 30. Of compelling Parents to maintain their Family 31. Of Bastards 32. Of Parish Apprentices 33. Of relieving and ordering the Poor 34. Of Overseers’ Accounts 35. Of Remedies Against Parish Officers for Misbehaviour 36. Of Appeals from the Entry to the Judgment 37. Of the Judgment 38. Of the Effect of an Adjudication by the Sessions, upon an Appeal against an Order of Removal 39. Of removing Orders into the Court of King’s-Bench, and quashing or confirming them
This set of 25 volumes, originally published between 1805 and 1992, amalgamates original nineteenth-century material and more recent research and analysis on the development of social welfare in Britain and Europe. From Elizabethan poor relief, through the Poor Laws of the nineteenth-century, to the establishment of the British National Health Service in the mid twentieth-century, this set provides a comprehensive overview of the germination and establishment of modern social welfare. Although the set mainly focuses on social welfare in Britain, it also contains some work on welfare in Europe.
This set will be of keen interest to those studying the history of social welfare, social policy, poverty and class.