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The Overseers record of the examination of Sarah Turner in 1792
This document has been taken from settlement records and shows the type of investigation made into people applying for poor relief from the parish. The Overseers of the Poor were zealous in insuring that that they only took responsibility for those who could prove that they were residents of the parish. Searching questions were asked about the applicant's family, financial circumstances and residence. If the applicant failed to satisfy the examiners they were returned to the parish where they were born.
Location of original: Kensington workhouse records
Copyright: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries(RBKC Libraries)
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