Dorset Poor Law Union Records

Ancestry add Dorset Poor Law Union Records 1682-1862

Ancestry have added Poor Law Union records for Dorset covering the period 1682-1862.

The collection includes:

  • Settlement Certificates which record the names of those concerned, the parish from which the family has moved and the parish to which they are intending to go.
  • Removal Orders which record the names of the paupers involved, the parish from which they were removed and the parish to which they were to be removed. Removal Orders sometimes list all the children in the family and give their ages.

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