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TITLE
Petition of Widow Jane Gow for Poor Relief
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_35
PLACENAME
Tongue
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
13 May 1848
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6166
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Petition of Widow Jane Gow for Poor Relief

First page of letter petitioning the Parochial Board for poor relief for Jane Gow.
She has suffered from rheumatism in the right side since she was twelve years of age and has now got five of a family with only the oldest capable of working a little.

She already has an allowance of 3/- from the board but finds this insufficent to support her family. She has attempted to provide for her family alone by using "the needle," which she could do beter than some but it made her rheumatism worse.

The letter continues on the next page.

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Petition of Widow Jane Gow for Poor Relief

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

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

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

First page of letter petitioning the Parochial Board for poor relief for Jane Gow. <br /> She has suffered from rheumatism in the right side since she was twelve years of age and has now got five of a family with only the oldest capable of working a little. <br /> <br /> She already has an allowance of 3/- from the board but finds this insufficent to support her family. She has attempted to provide for her family alone by using "the needle," which she could do beter than some but it made her rheumatism worse.<br /> <br /> The letter continues on the next page.