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Order of Removal

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Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 7 May 2013 17:16

Ancestry now has London Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records for 1828 - 1930 and London Overseer Returns 1863 - 1894. Some of them have quite a bit of info. If you need a look up just ask.


Porkie_Pie Report 6 May 2013 21:54

Your welcome, I had a feeling that was the case, but not knowing the facts thought it best for you to read it for yourself



ann Report 6 May 2013 21:34

Roy I have found the answer on there. Poor woman was single and expecting baby Elsie at 15 years old.


ann Report 6 May 2013 21:29

Thanks Roy that is worth a read


Porkie_Pie Report 6 May 2013 21:13

This may help

Settlement Examination. The examination took place under the auspices of the Overseer of the Poor and a Justice of the Peace and was carried out to determine whether the person had a legitimate right to residency in the parish. The results of an examination are found in Examination Papers.

Following the findings, a guilty person would be served a Removal Order and then, forcibly if necessary, removed from the parish. These procedures were part of what is known as the Old Poor Law.


Worth reading



ann Report 6 May 2013 21:09

I have found my friends great grandmother taken into the poor union by her mother in 1897 age 15.Mother never stayed.She was put in there under order of removal. First time I have heard of this. Does it mean a court had ordered her removal for whatever reason? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Annie