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These papers come from the Overseers Accounts for Chatteris, Cambridgeshire 1814-1816. in July 1815 James Wright, the Chatteris constable was paid expenses for getting rid of an Irishwomen who was "in the Family way" and her child. She and her child had 3 night's accommodation paid for, then Wright went with them by wagon to London, they were given bread, cheese and beer. An Irishwoman with family who had "lade in" at Napole was given 5 shillings to "git rid of her". None of these Irish people were called by their names in the overseers accounts.
C4.5 Cambridgeshire Archives P38/12/12

1st Feb 2009

Citizenship, Geography, History, ICT

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Irish Ireland accounts Chatteris Cambridgeshire children Poor Law 19th century women transport overseer constable

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