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TITLE
Letter to Parochial Board for Catherine McKensie
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_21
PLACENAME
Braetongue
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6143
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Letter to Parochial Board for Catherine McKensie

Request for Catherine McKensie to the parochial board for money to support her and her sister. Catherine McKensie suffered from a violent cough and asthma and also had to attend to her sister who was "an idiot," (mentally handicapped.)

Catherine McKensie's cough prevented her from earning a livelihood by any labour.

Her application was refused.

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Letter to Parochial Board for Catherine McKensie

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

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

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Request for Catherine McKensie to the parochial board for money to support her and her sister. Catherine McKensie suffered from a violent cough and asthma and also had to attend to her sister who was "an idiot," (mentally handicapped.) <br /> <br /> Catherine McKensie's cough prevented her from earning a livelihood by any labour.<br /> <br /> Her application was refused.