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England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

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Re: England - Removal Orders from Parish to Parish

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 9:19AM GMT
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"If a person entered a parish in which he did not have official settlement, and if it seemed likely he might become chargeable to the new parish, then an examination would be made by the justices or parish overseers. From this examination on oath, the justices would determine if that person had the means to sustain himself and, if not, which was that person's parish of settlement. As a result of the examination the intruder would then either be allowed to stay, or would be removed by means of what was known as a Removal Order."

A fuller explanation can be found at

You may be able to locate an ancestor's removal order via the search on The National Archives ( which may point you to a local record office.
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youngks 28 Sep 2012 11:55AM GMT 
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youngks 29 Sep 2012 11:07AM GMT 
Merice46 29 Sep 2012 3:28PM GMT 
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