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TITLE
Letter from Parochial Board to Inspector of Poor.
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_15
PLACENAME
Skinnid
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
11 July 1863
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6133
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Letter from Parochial Board to Inspector of Poor.

Letter to Inspector of Poor ref: Kenneth McKay and family.
They have been unable to pay their rent of £1 /1/- The Landlord has threatened to sell off their effects if they do not pay. The man is confined to bed and the wife is "on the eve of confinement."

The letter states that they have four children and their allowance is 5/- per week. Can the inspector of the poor pay their rent for them? He is requested to write back on receipt.

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Letter from Parochial Board to Inspector of Poor.

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1860s

poor relief; poor house; money; tongue and farr; illness

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Letter to Inspector of Poor ref: Kenneth McKay and family.<br /> They have been unable to pay their rent of £1 /1/- The Landlord has threatened to sell off their effects if they do not pay. The man is confined to bed and the wife is "on the eve of confinement." <br /> <br /> The letter states that they have four children and their allowance is 5/- per week. Can the inspector of the poor pay their rent for them? He is requested to write back on receipt.