Olney Poor Law Records 1744 to 1820 
Wednesday 05 April 2017, 19:15 - 21:30
Dave FosterHits : 1537 

The Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney was given the Overseers of the Poor’s levy and disbursement books covering the years 1744 to 1820 in 1900.  These books paint a detailed picture of life in Olney at the time, naming the people who paid the levies and those who received payments.  The books  cover most of these years and for the disbursements give weekly lists of those receiving help.  They give the names of many of the poorer people in the town and many of the traders, together with their trades, for this period.  So if you had ancestors living there at the time, their names may well appear.  We have the Rector John Newton receiving payments for funeral affidavits and militia men from Olney serving in the Militia for Bucks, Beds, Northants and Middx.  So, who knows, your relatives may be in our books. Talk by Geoff Swindells

Location Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Visitors are very welcome, we ask for a small donation to hear the talk


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