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Transcript, EP/Du.SM 1

Transcript of notices regarding treatment of the Poor, St Margaret's Parish Register (EP/Du.SM 1). Please remember that all transcripts show what is written on the page; spelling and grammatical mistakes are not corrected.

Item to see that the impotent poore there inhabiting be
relieved with money or ch---

Item that none of any other parish be suffered to begge
there at doores nor they of the parish itselfe without
the order & allowance of the overseers.

Item that vagrantes not of the parish be not lodged or
harbored within the parish under payment of great fyne
if they have not good testimoniall to passe.

Item that no forren poore vagrant or other be suffered as
Inmate or --- to dwell in any cottag or other house
there under payment of 10s [50p] for every month.

Item that the able poore shall by some meanes be sett
to some worke and that they will not be sent to the
gaole or house of correction.

Item that vagrantes bee whipped and sent to the place of
there birth or last dwelling a yeare under payne of ---

Item that poore children able be putt to be apprentices
in some good labour and for the doinge thereof
collection to be mayde of money if need be.

And where all this is not done, they in whose default
the same is be presented and to forfeit 20s [£1]

Wm James
Henry Anderson
John Heth and
George Lightfoote