The Old Poor Law

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When was the Old Poor Law created?
1601
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The poor law stated that the poor, sick, old and mentally ill shall be looked after in a what house?
Poorhouse
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The able-bodied had to go and work in a?
Workhouse
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Anyone who refused this had to continue a life of?
Begging
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Pauper children were apprenticed to a trade, why was this?
So they'd have a better adult life
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The basis of administration relief in what? as a unit with unpaid non-professionals
Parishes
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Each parish had to do what with their relief?
Hand it out to their own poor
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Local magistrates and clerks were appointed as what?
Overseers
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They created a poor rate on properties in parishes to get money for whom?
The poor
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The main problem with this is that those receiving relief and those giving it out both what?
Knew each other
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Each parish in England and Wales were responsible for its own what?
Poor
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What law stated that a person claiming relief had to go to their original birthplace?
The Settlement Laws
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Because moving poor to their original birthplaces was costly, overseers only removed paupers if they tried to claim?
Relief
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Settlement Laws aimed to control m______
Migration
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Laws were restricted even more in what year? when strangers could be banned from a parish
1697
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the divisions of each institution (name them - houses) meant the system never worked
Poor houses, workhouses and houses of correction
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It simply was not c___ ef___
Cost effective
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Although some parishes did experiment, in Bristol tried making it so the poor's labour money went back to what?
Maintaining them
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Parishes could apply the what test meant if people wanted to receive relief they had to go into a workhouse
The Workhouse Test
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By 1776, how many workhouses with 90,000 places were around where paupers could work
2000
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In an attempt to reduce the financial burden of relieving poor, the what act of 1782 intended to promote poorhouses as 'indoor alternatives'
Gilbert's Act
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This also allowed parishes to what together to reduce cost?
Unite
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The cost of maintaining poor houses would be?
Shared
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By 1834, how many parishes joined together to create how many unions?
900, 67
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For the poor who couldn't work, parishes continued to hand out what relief?
Outdoor
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The poor law stated that the poor, sick, old and mentally ill shall be looked after in a what house?

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Poorhouse

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The able-bodied had to go and work in a?

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Anyone who refused this had to continue a life of?

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Pauper children were apprenticed to a trade, why was this?

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