WITH LISTS OF INDIVIDUAL IRISH PAUPERS (1844)

POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS: 1844

Tenth Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners, with Appendices.

Published: London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons

Date: 1844

8vo. xii, 653pp., extensive tables, original green cloth, spine spotted, sides lightly damp mottled, else very good.

Note
The extensive sections on Ireland (esp. pages 43-72, 250-460, and 518-583) are of particular interest as reflecting the state of the Poor Law administration on the eve of the Famine. The reports show widespread resistance to the collection of the Poor Law rates and under-utilisation of the workhouses. One fascinating section (p. 398-460) names a selection of the persons relieved in the different workhouses in Ireland in the first three months of 1844, giving their age, religion, occupation, marital status, health and condition of such as clothing on entry, and condition on discharge if this happened (circa 950 persons listed).

£200

Offered by P & B Rowan