Updated 19 Jul 2008
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
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Credit Crunch 1758
A document presumably prepared for the printers (it says 500 copies wanted ) gives an insight into the cost of removals in the eighteenth century. The document is undated but found among papers c1758-59. It relates to charges and cost for the removal of vagrants and possibly similar if not same charges would be applicable to those who had become chargeable to parishes and were removed under Removal orders.. it would seem that travel by horse was the preferred method as nothing is mentioned about carts being used. The crunch came when riding the horse.
So now if you have anyone being a vagrant and moved from one parish to another in the late 1750's you can picture them huddled up to and holding one another two on one horse.
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