Timeline of the English Poor Law system

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The following article presents a Timeline of the Poor Law system from its origins in the Tudor and Elizabethan era to its abolition in 1948.

1300s[edit]

1400s[edit]

1500s[edit]


1600s[edit]

  • 1601 - Old Poor Law passed. This would remain the basis of the Poor Law system until 1834
  • 1662 - Poor Relief Act 1662 passed to deal with the problems of settlement

1700s[edit]

1800s[edit]

1900s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thepotteries.org/dates/poor.htm
  2. ^ http://www.thepotteries.org/dates/poor.htm

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