A General View of the Agriculture of the East-Riding of Yorkshire

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Author, 1812 - Agriculture - 332 pages
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Page 70 - A. large proportion of those, fl who were not parishioners," appear to have been vagrants ; and therefore, it is probable, that the relief given to this class of poor, could not exceed two shillings each, , amounting to 186/.
Page 69 - Thirty-eight parishes or places maintain all, or part of, their poor in workhouses. The number of persons so maintained, during the year ending Easter 1803, was 1131, and the expense incurred therein, amounted to 12,1247. 8s. 8£rf. being at the rate of 101. 14s. &{d. for each person maintained in that manner.
Page 71 - Societies, appear to be eight in a hundred of the resident population. The amount of the total money raised by rates, appears to average at 95.
Page 89 - ... ignorance unsuitable lands were broken up for tillage, or suitable lands were exhausted by repeated croppings : as the reporter for the East Riding says : — " Either from the proprietor's want of knowledge or reflexion on the nature and situation of the land, or from the sinister views and endeavours of a solicitor, and from the train of jobs which inclosures when ill -conducted needlessly create, much land in the wolds has been inclosed which might have been with more advantage left open.
Page 107 - ... tell. War-prices had done their utmost; but what Liebig denominates the day of rational culture had not yet arrived. On the subject of arable land Mr. Strickland says, p. 105 — " On the wolds, and country peculiarly adapted to sheep, but from various circumstances unfavourable to corn, particularly wheat, a stranger would be surprised to see at this time at least two-thirds of the land under the plough.
Page 227 - Many bulls have latterly been purchased and hired into the East Riding at high prices from the neighbourhood of Darlington, in the County of Durham, where a much superior breed of Short-horns are found, possessing all the perfections and qualities which are wanting in the Holderness breed.
Page iv - ... was used as a dining-room. An untoward circumstance occurred in the outset of this experiment, that would have discouraged most men from proceeding further; but Mr. Cartwright never seemed to lose sight of Lord Bacon's consolatory reflection, "that no man ought to be discouraged if the experiments he puts in practice answer not his expectation, for what succeeds pleaseth more, but what succeeds not, many times informs no less.
Page 70 - ... in a hundred of the resident population. The number of persons belonging to friendly societies appears to be eight in a hundred of the resident population. The amount of the total money raised by rates...
Page 70 - T^d. for each parishioner relieved out of any workhouse. 4. The number of persons relieved in and out of workhouses, was 9481, besides those " who were not parishioners." Excluding the expense sup-r posed to be incurred in the relief of this class of poor, all other expenses relative to the maintenance of the poor, amounted to 44,148/.
Page 72 - Thus, where land was leased to A. for a year, and so from year to year, as long as both parties should...

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