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TITLE
Notice from Inspector of Poor: Increase in Relief
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_6_19
PLACENAME
Tongue
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
18 December 1849
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6399
KEYWORDS
poor relief
potato crop failure
Notice from Inspector of Poor: Increase in Relief

Notice from Inspector of Poor concerning increase of relief to paupers.

The notice states the fact that the potato crop had completely failed and this had impacted on the poor very heavily. As a result of this the parochial board had decided to increase the meal rations by half a stone per person.

The monetary relief to the poor was also increased.

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Notice from Inspector of Poor: Increase in Relief

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

poor relief; potato crop failure;

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Notice from Inspector of Poor concerning increase of relief to paupers.<br /> <br /> The notice states the fact that the potato crop had completely failed and this had impacted on the poor very heavily. As a result of this the parochial board had decided to increase the meal rations by half a stone per person.<br /> <br /> The monetary relief to the poor was also increased.