Removal Order 1834Show/Hide_Details
Between 1830s and 1850s hundreds of thousands of Irish families fled famine and poverty to start new lives in Britain, America and other parts of the Empire. If they fell on hard times in Britain under the New Poor Law, they were liable to removal back to Ireland. Despite the fact that Cornelius Mahony and his wife Eleanor had left County Cork in Ireland 37 years ago, the parish of Leyton refused to support them. It is likely they were removed back to Ireland. Cornelius could not sign his name.
Essex Record Office
30th Jan 2009 by Lesley Walker
Citizenship, Geography, History, ICT
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+
Poor Law Essex Irish Ireland poverty poor 19th century