by Suffolk Record Society .
Written in English
|Statement||Edited by John Webb.|
|Series||Publication Volume IX|
This database contains a collection of documents relating to poor relief in the city of Ipswich during the Elizabethan period. As stated in the preface, the intent of this work is to show how the upper class of a leading provincial town undertook solving the poverty problem before the passing of the Poor Law Act in Poor Relief in Elizabethan Ipswich, published by Suffolk Records Society. In the outbreak each parish was required to have a copy of the central government’s official book of plague orders for reference. The grammar school was closed until further notice. Women were recruited as . Poor Relief in Elizabethan Ipswich - Boydell and Brewer The records in this book provide one of the most illuminating social studies of an Elizabethan town ever undertaken. Ipswich suffered severely from the economic dislocations of the mid-sixteenth century and here we see the townsmen's response. Published: Edited and introduced by John G. Webb. An illuminating edition of the very comprehensive documents showing how Ipswich tackled the problems of poverty in the half-century after the Dissolution. Are you a member?
About Poor Relief in Elizabethan Ipswich This database contains a collection of documents relating to poor relief in the city of Ipswich during the Elizabethan period. As stated in the preface, the intent of this work is to show how the upper class of a leading provincial town undertook solving the poverty problem before the passing of the Poor Law Act in Elizabethan Poor Law. During Elizabeth’s reign the issue of helping, or dealing with, the poor became a greater one. A Poor Law was introduced in to address the issue. The Elizabethan Poor Law provided for Indoor Relief and Outdoor Relief. The Elizabethan Poor Laws were passed as a response to the increasing number of poor in Great Britain. During earlier times the lords were directly responsible for the care of their tenants. But the feudal system began to crumble and the tenant farmers lost their land. Having no source of relief, they drifted to. Act for the Relief of the Poor provided the first complete code of poor relief, established Overseers of the Poor and was later amended by the Elizabethan Poor Law of , which was one of the longest-lasting achievements of her reign, left.
Based on research in the archives of the trustees who administered endowments, of the overseers of the poor who assessed rates and distributed pensions, of the magistrates who audited and co-ordinated relief, and of the royal judges who played such an important role in interpreting the Elizabethan statutes, the book reconstructs the hierarchy of provision of relief . Poor Relief and Community in Hadleigh, Suffolk, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire Press, , ISBN: ; pp.; Price: £ Marjorie McIntosh, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a respected social and cultural historian of late medieval and early modern England. The first complete code of poor relief was made in the Act for the Relief of the Poor and some provision for the "deserving poor" was eventually made in the Elizabethan Poor Law of The more immediate origins of the Elizabethan Poor Law system were deteriorating economic circumstances in sixteenth-century England. A. L. Beier, ‘The Social Problems of an Elizabethan Country Town: Warwick, –90’, in Country Towns in Pre-industrial England. ed. P. Clark (Leicester, ) pp. 45–85; and in the editors’ contributions (on Kent and Salisbury) in Crisis and Order in English Towns – ed. P. Clark and P. Slack ().The Norwich Census of the Poor ed. J. F. Pound, .