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Norwich Incorporation of Guardians of the Poor
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Norwich Incorporation of Guardians of the Poor

The first corporation of guardians of the poor for all the parishes of Norwich was appointed in 1712 by an Act of Parliament. It exercised its functions through the quasi-judicial procedure of a court (whose records are listed in the Muniment Room Handlist p 62A) until the Poor Law (Amendment) Act of 1834, after which its proceedings were recorded in Board Minutes (see N/TC 3) In 1831 an Act for the Better Management of the Poor in Norwich was passed and continued in force after the passing of the national act of 1834, with its provisions subject to the direction and control of the Poor Law Commissioners This situation led to conflicting interpretations of the law and some of the anomalies created are reported upon by a sub-committee of parochial delegates who were appointed in 1862 to consider the respective merits of the two acts and whose findings led to the Act of 26-7 Victoria 1863 which repealed the 1831 legislation.

Norwich City Council, Guardians of the Poor; 1712-; Norwich, Norfolk

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