Tudor 1625-88 (Poverty)

define settled poor and the proportion of the population they made up?
those who stayed in oen parish and did not move. They made up 1/4 of the population
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Describe vagrant poor.
travelled to find work. Defined as criminals. People thought there was large numbers of them and they were a threat. only made up 0.5% of the population.
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how did people try and avoid being on the poverty line?
took jobs as servants. Miration
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describe princable behind the 1601 poor relief act.
relief for those who couldnt work through disbility. punishment for if you could work but didnt
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5 key points of the 1601 poor relief act.
1) overseeres of the poor became chief locals and coudl collect porro relief taxes 2) overseers determined who was worth the relief tax 3) provsion were made to comple people to give parish 4) poor could be sent to the poor house 5) begging for food
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how much state relief was ther in 1614 compared to 1650
£30,000 1614. £188,000 1650
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describe changed in the attitude to the poor following the restoration in 1660
wealthie parish complain more about vagrants. more power over who was aligable for poor relief. you need a settlement certificate. local officals coudl send poor to other parishes. coudl arrest vagrants.
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Describe vagrant poor.

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travelled to find work. Defined as criminals. People thought there was large numbers of them and they were a threat. only made up 0.5% of the population.

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how did people try and avoid being on the poverty line?

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describe princable behind the 1601 poor relief act.

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