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London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)

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Re: London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)

Posted: 21 Nov 2013 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Nov 2013 4:47PM GMT
The instructions for keying the poor law union or parish have been changed a little from the last London Poor Law Project and I have to say I am confused.

This is the new version of the instructions:
"Key the poor law union when given as seen using the dictionary provided for assistance. If not present, key the parish as seen with the dictionary provided for assistance. If no union or parish names are present, you may leave this field blank. Apply the union to every person on the page.
If more than one poor law union or parish is given, key the one from which the record originated. For example, Order of Removal records usually start with "To the guardians of the poor of the parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch, in the metropolitan police district and county of London, and to the guardians of the poor of the {poor law union name} Union in the county of {county name} and to each and every of them."
In this example, you would key "Shoreditch" as the union (because this is the union from which the order is originating) and ignore whatever is written in the space for the second union (because this is the union to which the person is being removed to).
If the originating parish space is left blank, key the destination parish instead.On register styled documents, the union is often given in the header area of the form. The only expected poor law union is Shoreditch but other poor law unions that might appear are:Hackney Poplar Bethnal Green Stepney"



And this is what I am confused about:
In the example given of "To the guardians of the poor of the parish of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch", there is no originating union, only an originating parish! The old instructions used to say to key "Saint Leonard, Shoreditch" in this instance. I am not sure how we can be expected to decide when to replace the name of a parish with the name of a poor law union (which does not appear on the image) and when to key the parish name?
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annafechter 21 Nov 2013 6:54PM GMT 
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katerimmer 5 Dec 2013 7:59AM GMT 
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