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York Poor Law Union and Workhouse records (including records of the York Public Assistance Committee)
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York Poor Law Union and Workhouse records (including records of the York Public Assistance Committee)

  • PLU
  • Fonds
  • Late 17th century-1960s

Includes records relating to governance of the Union; indoor relief (workhouse relief); outdoor relief; the collection of relief; settlement and removal; child welfare; hospitals and asylums; public health; assessment and rating; civil registration; the general administration of the Union (including staffing); financial records; legal case paper and summonses; and records relating to properties and buildings owned or tenanted by the Union.

Many of the records relating to indoor relief and outdoor relief contain information on individuals.

Includes records of the York Public Assistance Committee, which was responsible for the administration of the Poor Law from 1930-1948.

York Poor Law Union | Workhouse Committee

Governance

Comprises minutes of committee meetings of the York Poor Law Union (including the York Out-Relief Union, the Bishopthorpe Out-Relief Union, the Flaxton Out-Relief Union and the Escrick Out-Relief Union); and from 1930 the Public Assistance Committee.

Also includes the minutes of the Nuisance Removal Committee and the York Rural Sanitary Authority; and minutes of organisations administered by the York Poor Law Union including the York Charities Register Committee and Hodgson's Charity Committee.

Board of Guardians minutes and Public Assistance Committee minutes

Comprises minutes of the meetings of the Board of Guardians of the York Poor Law Union (also known as Union minutes); and from 1929 the minutes of the Public Assistance Committee.

See also Flaxton Out-Relief Union, Board of Guardians minutes PLU/1/12; and York Out-Relief Union, Board of Guardians minutes PLU/1/13

Minutes of the Board of Guardians

Approved, bound minutes of the Board of Guardians of the York Poor Law Union.

The Guardians met weekly or fortnightly to discuss and approve a range of matters relating to the administration of the poor law.

The minutes may include references to named individuals if there was a reason for bringing an individual case before the Guardians .

Some volumes are indexed or partially indexed

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