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TITLE
Petition of Widow Eliz. McKay for Poor Relief
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_34
PLACENAME
Tongue
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
18 July 1848
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6164
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Petition of Widow Eliz. McKay for Poor Relief

The petitioner has had no land for three years and has been confined to bed for six months. She was "occasionally falling in fits and requires some person to attend her daily."

She requests that the parochial board grant her poor relief in order for her to continue to survive.

This letter is also signed by Angus McKay, John McKay and John McLeod in support of the application.

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Petition of Widow Eliz. McKay for Poor Relief

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

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

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

The petitioner has had no land for three years and has been confined to bed for six months. She was "occasionally falling in fits and requires some person to attend her daily."<br /> <br /> She requests that the parochial board grant her poor relief in order for her to continue to survive.<br /> <br /> This letter is also signed by Angus McKay, John McKay and John McLeod in support of the application.