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Details of MH 12/11731/4
Folios 9-11. Printed Emigration Form A from Harry White, Clerk to the Guardians of the Blything Poor Law Union, Halesworth, to the Poor Law Commission, notifying the rate payers and property owners in the parish of Linstead Parva, of a meeting to be held in the chapel on Tuesday 17 December 1836 at 10am, to consider the sum of money which should be borrowed or raised to defray the expenses of poor people in the parish who are willing to emigrate. Signed by: Samuel Blois Turner, Minister;, Jabez Haward, Churchwarden; Samuel Bryant, Overseer and Abraham Girling, Overseer. Printed Emigration Form C from the parish of Linstead Parva, Halesworth, informing the Poor Law Commission that a meeting of ratepayers who were entitled to vote, took place in the chapel, on Tuesday, 27 December 1836. It was certified that the aggregate amount raised for the relief of the poor for the last three years was £342 6s 03/4d. Printed form sent from the parish of Linstead Parva, Halesworth, to the Poor Law Commission, stating that Robert Rackham aged 22, a single labourer, had emigrated to Quebec [Canada]. Annotated: the proceedings are illegal - the Commission cannot oder for a retrospective case, 3 February 1837. There is some indication the parish did not want to borrow the money. Paper Number: 81/A/1836. Poor Law Union Number 432. Counties: Suffolk.