World Archives Project: London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930

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Key the event year as seen, whether two or four digits. If the event year is written in word form, key it in numerical format. If a date range appears, key as seen. Key the event date. What the event date is will vary according to the record type and document. On register styled documents, the event date will likely be listed in its own column and there may be a different date for each individual entered in the register, or the date may need to be copied down and applied to multiple individuals in a row. On paragraph styled documents or documents where the whole page references a single individual or family the event date will most likely be the date the document was signed or written. This date may be given at the top of the entry or page, or may be at the very bottom of the page, possibly with the year written out in word form. Be sure to check both the top and bottom of the page when looking for the event date. If there is one date for the whole page, but there are multiple people listed on the page (for example, family members) be sure to key the event date for each person.
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Key the poor law union when given. If not present, key the parish. If no union or parish names are given mark 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 is originating. 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 "Saint Leonard, 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. Expected poor law unions are:
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Key the poor law union when given. If not present, key the parish. If no union or parish names are given mark this field blank. Apply the union to every person on the page.
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If more than one poor law union or parish is given, key the one from which the record is originating. 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 "Saint Leonard, 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.
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Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.
Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.

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About this project These are the removal and settlement records from the Bethnal Green poor law union.

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Project Instructions
Only key records relating to settlement and removal. If you see any images relating to school records, registers of births or deaths, registers of inmates, etc. mark them as "Image with no data."

Images were scanned with some smaller pieces of paper (documents) on top of larger pages. Multiple images may have the same larger page in the background. Key only from the document that is on the very top. The Documents behind or on the bottom will be keyed in subsequent images.

Each person appearing on a document should be keyed as a unique record, excluding clerks and other officials administering the documents. Do not key the names of clerks and other officials.

In some cases it will be necessary to infer information (in particular surnames) based off of the context of the document, when information is not explicitly stated. For example, inferring the child's surname from the parent.

In some cases, date and locality information will need to be copied down to several or all of the people on the page. This would occur when the date and locality information is blank or if there are ditto marks on the image.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Book Cover or Title Page
Documents and Registers
Index

Book Cover or Title Page

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Use this form type for book covers or title pages that list at least one of the following: Book title Record type Poor Law Union or Parish Year or Year Range Reference Number (often near a horseshoe shaped stamp with  "GLC Records" printed inside)If a book cover is completely blank, mark it as "Image with no data" instead of as this form type.

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Record Type

Key the record type as seen. The record type describes the kind of records contained in the book or in that section of microfilm. Record types include phrases such as:

  • Examination Book
  • Cases Referred for Inquiry
  • Minute Book
  • Register of Settlement
  • Removal Orders
  • Lunatic Settlement Book
  • Settlement Inquires including Orders for Removal.

Key the record type exactly as seen.

Reference Number

Key the reference number from the book cover, title page, or microfilm title board. The reference number consists of a combination of letters, numbers, and slashes. In books it is often found near a horseshoe-shaped stamp with "GLC Records" printed inside. Key a space in place of periods. Examples:

  • Po B G 128/2
  • HABG/195/009
  • St BG/SG/166


Poor Law Union or Parish

Key the poor law union when given. If not present, key the parish. If no union or parish names are given mark this field blank. The only expected poor law union is Bethnal Green but other poor law unions that might appear are:

  • Hackney
  • Poplar
  • Shoreditch
  • Stepney


Event Year

Key the event year as seen, whether two or four digits. If the event year is written in word form, key it in numerical format. If a date range appears, key as seen.

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Documents and Registers

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Use this form type for any image of a document or register that contains names to be keyed. Only key records relating to settlement and removal. If you see any images relating to school records, registers of births or deaths, registers of inmates, etc. mark them as "Image with no data." If a document or register page does not contain any names, mark it as "Cover page, Section header, etc." under the "No information to key" section. If the image is completely blank or contains a pre-printed form that is completely blank, mark the image as "Image with no data" under the "No information to key" section.

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Event Day

Key the event day as seen.Key the event date. What the event date is will vary according to the record type and document. On register styled documents, the event date will likely be listed in its own column and there may be a different date for each individual entered in the register, or the date may need to be copied down and applied to multiple individuals in a row. On paragraph styled documents or documents where the whole page references a single individual or family the event date will most likely be the date the document was signed or written. This date may be given at the top of the entry or page, or may be at the very bottom of the page, possibly with the year written out in word form. Be sure to check both the top and bottom of the page when looking for the event date. If there is one date for the whole page, but there are multiple people listed on the page (for example, family members) be sure to key the event date for each person.

Event Month

Key the month from the record date in its three letter abbreviation using the dictionary provided for assistance.

What the event date is will vary according to the record type and document. On register styled documents, the event date will likely be listed in its own column and there may be a different date for each individual entered in the register, or the date may need to be copied down and applied to multiple individuals in a row. On paragraph styled documents or documents where the whole page references a single individual or family the event date will most likely be the date the document was signed or written. This date may be given at the top of the entry or page, or may be at the very bottom of the page, possibly with the year written out in word form. Be sure to check both the top and bottom of the page when looking for the event date. If there is one date for the whole page, but there are multiple people listed on the page (for example, family members) be sure to key the event date for each person.

Event Year

Key the event year as seen, whether two or four digits. If the event year is written in word form, key it in numerical format.Key the event date. What the event date is will vary according to the record type and document. On register styled documents, the event date will likely be listed in its own column and there may be a different date for each individual entered in the register, or the date may need to be copied down and applied to multiple individuals in a row. On paragraph styled documents or documents where the whole page references a single individual or family the event date will most likely be the date the document was signed or written. This date may be given at the top of the entry or page, or may be at the very bottom of the page, possibly with the year written out in word form. Be sure to check both the top and bottom of the page when looking for the event date. If there is one date for the whole page, but there are multiple people listed on the page (for example, family members) be sure to key the event date for each person.

Poor Law Union or Parish

Key the poor law union when given. If not present, key the parish. If no union or parish names are given mark 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 is originating. 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 "Saint Leonard, 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 Bethnal Green but other poor law unions that might appear are:

  • Hackney
  • Poplar
  • Shoreditch
  • Stepney


Prefix

Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.

Given

Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of each person, using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Surname

Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key the surname of each person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. Infer surnames based off of the context of the record if a surname is not explicitly stated for an individual. Key the maiden name of a woman as her surname when given. Examples:If a record lists "Thomas Brady" and also lists "Thomas" as his father and "Mary" as his mother, infer the surname "Brady" for both his father and mother. If a record lists "John Smith and his wife Mary," infer "Smith" as Mary's surname.

Suffix

Key each name on the page as a unique record, excluding the names of clerks and other officials administering the documents. Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the person, using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.

Age

Key the age in years, as it appears on the image. Ages less than a year should be recorded in a fraction of twelfths (3 months should be entered as 3/12); ages less than 1 month should be entered as 0.

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Index

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Indexes will typically be an the alphabetical listing of names. Many indexes have alphabet tabs along the right side of the page. Indexes will not contain much more information besides the name and page or record number on which the person appears. In some cases, registers have been organized alphabetically and so they may appear to be indexes. These can be differentiated from indexes based on the other information available on the page--Registers will have dates, ages and Union or Parish.

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