A Treatise on the Law of Scotland Relative to the Poor

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W. Blackwood: and T. Cadell, 1825 - Electronic book - 152 pages

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Page 11 - ... a convenient stock of flax hemp wool thread iron and other necessary ware and stuff to set the poor on work: and also competent sums of money for and towards the necessary relief of the lame impotent old blind and such other among them being poor and not able to work...
Page 11 - Peace as is aforesaid, for setting to work the Children of all such whose Parents shall not by the said Churchwardens and Overseers, or the greater Part of them, be thought able to keep and maintain their Children; and also for setting to work all such Persons, married or unmarried, having no Means to maintain them, and use no ordinary and daily Trade of Life to get their Living by...
Page 7 - for the punishment of vagabonds, and for relief of the poor and impotent," was essentially an act of protection for the established companies of players. We have here, for the first time, a definition of rogues and vagabonds ; and it includes not only those who can " give no reckoning how he or she doth lawfully get his or her living," but
Page 7 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Page 74 - September at the parish kirk, and there to make lists of all the poor within their parish, and to cast up the quota of what may entertain them according to their respective needs, and to cast the said quota, the one half upon the heritors, and the other half upon the householders of the parish...
Page 28 - Overseers to make due tryal and examination of the condition and number of such Poor, Aged, Sick, Lame and impotent inhabitants of the said Paroch, who (of themselves) have not to maintain them, nor are able to work for their living...
Page 9 - Seals, to erect, build and set up in fit and convenient Places of Habitation, in such Waste or Common, at the general Charges of the Parish or otherwise of the Hundred or County as aforesaid...

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