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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor: Volume I Reissue

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ISBN13: 9781138207592
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00

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First published in 1805, this work summarises the vast array of laws at the time on the relief of the poor in Great Britain. Split across two volumes, it not only condenses the laws themselves but also disentangles the theory and doctrine of each law and explains how the theory should have been applied in practice. This work will be a valuable primary source for those studying 19th poor relief and welfare.

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Legal History
1. Of the Manner of providing for the Poor, previous to the Statute, 43 Eliz. c.
2. Of the Local divisions by which the Poor are to be maintained
3. Of making, allowing, and publishing the Rate
4. Of the Time for which the Rate is to be made
5. Of the general purposes to which the Rate is to be applied
6. Of Persons and Property to be rated
7. Of real Property exempted by particular Statutes
8. Of the Rateability of Personal Property
9. Sect. I. of the Profit necessary. Sect. II. Of the Occupation necessary
10. Of rating double
11. Property, in what Place rateable
12. Of the Principles upon, and Proportions in which the Rate is to be made
13. Of Rating Parishes in Aid
14. Of levying and distraining for the Poor's rate
15. Of ascertaining what Poor the Parish are bound to maintain
16. Of the several Kinds of Settlements, and general Rules which govern them
17. Sect. I. Of the Settlement by Marriage Sect. II. Of the Proofs
18. Of the Settlement of legitimate Children by Birth
19. Of the Settlement of illegitimate Children by Birth
20. Of Settlement by Hiring and Service
21. Of Settlement by Apprenticeship