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England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 11:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
What was the purpose of "removal orders" from one parish to another, as found in church records in England?

Re: England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
From http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/04/finding-remov... :

"If a person entered a parish in which he did not have official settlement, and if it seemed likely he might become chargeable to the new parish, then an examination would be made by the justices or parish overseers. From this examination on oath, the justices would determine if that person had the means to sustain himself and, if not, which was that person's parish of settlement. As a result of the examination the intruder would then either be allowed to stay, or would be removed by means of what was known as a Removal Order."

A fuller explanation can be found at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/poorsettlement_cole.htm...

You may be able to locate an ancestor's removal order via the search on The National Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) which may point you to a local record office.

Re: England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 11:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you! Another question about this process - I have a family who were supposedly non-conformists, but they have a removal order from one Anglican parish to another. Does this make sense? Were these orders applied to people within an area of jurisdiction regardless of church membership? In other words, even though they were non-conformists, where they still considered by the authorities to be part of the Anglican parish within which they lived?

Re: England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
In a word.Yes.

Regards

Sandra
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