Flashcards in Poverty Deck (4)
1531 - Vagabonds Act
1547 - Poor Rate collection instead of collection on sunday; Vagrancy Act (3 days without job branded 'V', not adhered to)
1552 - Collector of Alms created
1555 - Bridewell established
1563 - Act for the relief of the poor
1597-8 Act for the relief of the poor; Overseers to collect tax and be monitored by JP's. REGULATION AND COMPULSORY GIVING.
1601 - Elizabethan Poor Law amendment provided for deserving poor.
1650 - corporations of the poor in London est.
1667 - Settlement/poor relief act - provisions only to those within the parish via. birth/marriage/apprenticeship
1696 - Bristol Corporation of the Poor established.
stats on poor law
by the end of the c17 £400,000 spent on the poor, enough to feed 5% of the population.
Change over time in spending: from 4d per week in 1590's to 15d per week in 1690's
in 1600 10,000 from public donations to poor vs. 25,000 private - in 1700 400,000 public to 150,000 private.