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This is the resource page for the supporting material for the publication "Welfare in Widecombe 1700-1900".

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These pages will be used for any additional information that comes to light after publication, including that provided by readers. We welcome any information you can provide.


Main Items:




Other Items:


Ann Claxton's Report on Early Victorian Schools in Widecombe

Dunstone Poor House and Cottages

Hannah Cribbett

Thomas Greep

Newton Abbot Union 1881

The Meaning of 'Lt' in the Accounts

Notes on Local Apprenticeships in the 1841 Census

Some General Information on Apprenticeships

Sextons in Widecombe

The Leaman Family

Others to follow

Some additional references/bibliography

SWHT Information Leaflet - Poor Relief. In particular, The Settlement Act section: SWHT Poor Relief Leaflet

Genuki Devon Devon - Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.