Poor Relief Index: Bridport Union

Below is an index of individuals who received assistance from the Bridport Poor Law Union in the 1850s, extracted from the following source:

BG/BT/A/1/6  – Minutes of the Bridport Union Board of Guardians (Dorset History Centre): lists of able-bodied individuals who received relief, usually because of their own or their families’ illness. Sometimes relief was given for funeral expenses. So far only entries for 1857 have been indexed. The abbreviations ‘C.F.’, ‘C. Fund’ and ‘C.C.’ refer to the union’s Common Fund or Common Charge, meaning that the cost of relief was not allocated to one particular parish. The reference (in the final column) includes the date of the guardians’ meeting and the page number of the minute book.

Surname
First name
Year
Mnth
Parish
Details
Reference
BAGG
Samuel
1857
Aug
C. Fund
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (01/08/1857) p255
BARTLETT
Fred
1857
Oct
Allington CF
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/10/1857) p279
BARTLETT
Isaac
1857
Feb
Shipton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
BARTLETT
Isaac
1857
Jul
Shipton
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (04/07/1857) p247
BILES
James
1857
Jan
Chideock
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (17/01/1857) p193
BOWDITCH
Matthias
1857
Apr
Whitchurch
Relief: Child dead
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/04/1857) p220
BRAKE
George
1857
Feb
Loders
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
BROWN
John
1857
Nov
Loders
Relief: Midwives’ fees
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/11/1857) p291
BURWOOD
Abel
1857
May
Burton
Relief: Wife’s death
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/05/1857) p232
CAVE
John
1857
Aug
Wootton
Relief: Bad leg
BG/BT/A/1/6 (01/08/1857) p255
CHARD
Charles
1857
Nov
Whitchurch
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/11/1857) p291
CHARD
George
1857
Apr
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/04/1857) p224
COLLINS
John
1857
May
Burton
Relief: Death
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/05/1857) p232
COLLINS
William
1857
Sep
Burton
Relief: Bad hand
BG/BT/A/1/6 (12/09/1857) p268
COOMBS
Joseph
1857
Feb
Common Fund Burton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
COUSENS
Isaac
1857
Oct
Bothenhampton
Relief: Bad foot
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/10/1857) p279
CRABB
Elisha
1857
Feb
Loders
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
CRABB
George
1857
Jan
Loders
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (03/01/1857) p188
CRABB
Henry
1857
Jan
Common charge
Relief: Bad hand
BG/BT/A/1/6 (17/01/1857) p193
CRABB
Isaac
1857
Mar
Com. Fund
Relief: Child’s death
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/03/1857) p216
CRABB
Thomas
1857
Mar
Loders
Relief: Coffin & grave
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/03/1857) p208
CRAWFORD
Mark
1857
Jul
Loders
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (04/07/1857) p247
CRAWFORD
Mark
1857
Aug
Loders
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (29/08/1857) p264
DARE
George
1857
Apr
Whitchurch
Relief: Ill himself. Bad leg
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/04/1857) p220
DARE
George
1857
Aug
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (29/08/1857) p264
DAVIS
John
1857
Mar
Com. Fund
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/03/1857) p216
ELLIS
Edmund
1857
Dec
CC Bradpole
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/12/1857) p295
ENGLAND
John
1857
Feb
Bradpole CF
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
ENGLAND
Joseph
1857
Feb
Chideock
Relief: Rheumatic fever
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
FRANKLIN
William
1857
Oct
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/10/1857) p279
FURZEY
George
1857
May
Whitchurch
Relief: Ill himself
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/05/1857) p228
GENGE
George
1857
Nov
Whitchurch
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/11/1857) p291
GERRARD
Daniel
1857
Sep
Whitchurch
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (12/09/1857) p268
GREGORY
Samuel
1857
Feb
Askerswell
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
GRINTER
George
1857
Jan
Chideock
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (03/01/1857) p188
GRINTER
John
1857
Jun
Whitchurch
Relief: Child dead
BG/BT/A/1/6 (06/06/1857) p237
GUSH
John
1857
Dec
Burton
Relief: Funeral expenses
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/12/1857) p295
HALLETT
James
1857
Apr
Chideock
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/04/1857) p224
HALLETT
John
1857
Jan
Whitchurch
Relief: Child’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (03/01/1857) p188
HALLETT
William
1857
Nov
Askerswell
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/11/1857) p287
HANSFORD
John
1857
Feb
Puncknowle
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
HANSFORD
John
1857
Mar
Puncknowle
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/03/1857) p208
HANSFORD
Thomas
1857
Feb
Loders
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
HARDY
John
1857
Aug
Loders
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (29/08/1857) p264
HARRIS
Thomas
1857
Apr
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/04/1857) p224
HARRIS
Thomas
1857
Aug
Whitchurch
Relief: Child dead
BG/BT/A/1/6 (29/08/1857) p264
HAWKINS
Richd.
1857
Mar
Shipton Gorge
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/03/1857) p216
HODDER
Thos.
1857
Mar
CF Loders
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/03/1857) p216
IRONSIDE
Thomas
1857
May
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/05/1857) p232
JAMES
John
1857
May
Bridport
Relief: Ill himself
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/05/1857) p228
LANE
George
1857
Jul
Whitchurch
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (04/07/1857) p247
LANGDON
Thomas
1857
Jun
Wootton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (06/06/1857) p237
LEGG
James
1857
Apr
Gabriels
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/04/1857) p224
MANNING
Thomas
1857
Jul
Chideock
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (04/07/1857) p247
MATTERFACE
Joseph
1857
Sep
CF Allington
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (12/09/1857) p268
MELLISH
George
1857
Feb
Litton
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
MOON
William
1857
Mar
Puncknowle
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/03/1857) p208
MUNDEN
George
1857
Nov
C. Fund
Relief: Ill himself & wife
BG/BT/A/1/6 (25/11/1857) p291
MUNDEN
Thomas
1857
Feb
Allington CF
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
NORTHOVER
Henry
1857
Nov
Swyre
Relief: Bad foot
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/11/1857) p287
OGGARD
Samuel
1857
Apr
Bothenhampton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/04/1857) p220
PAUL
James
1857
Oct
CF Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/10/1857) p279
POWELL
Bento
1857
Jun
Whitchurch
Relief: Accident
BG/BT/A/1/6 (06/06/1857) p237
POWELL
James
1857
May
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/05/1857) p228
POWELL
Simeon
1857
Jun
Wootton
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (20/06/1857) p243
RANDALL
John
1857
Jun
C. Fund
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (20/06/1857) p243
REAVISE
James
1857
Feb
Loders
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
REWE
James
1857
May
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/05/1857) p232
ROWE
Peter
1857
Feb
Wootton CF
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
ROWE
Samuel
1857
Jan
Common charge
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (17/01/1857) p193
RUSSELL
Robert
1857
Mar
Litton
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/03/1857) p208
SCADDEN
George
1857
Aug
Loders
Relief: Child crippled
BG/BT/A/1/6 (01/08/1857) p255
SCADDEN
William
1857
Feb
CC
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
STILE
John
1857
Mar
Askerswell
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/03/1857) p208
STONE
James
1857
Apr
Gabriels CF
Relief: Child dead
BG/BT/A/1/6 (11/04/1857) p220
STONE
Joseph
1857
May
Bradpole
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/05/1857) p232
STOWE
John
1857
Dec
Bradpole
Relief: Child’s death
BG/BT/A/1/6 (23/12/1857) p302
SWAFFIELD
James
1857
May
Shipton
Relief: Child dead
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/05/1857) p228
SWAFFIELD
Richard
1857
Feb
Shipton
Relief: Children’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
SYMES
Jos.
1857
Jan
Askerswell
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (03/01/1857) p188
TAYLOR
Elias
1857
Sep
CF Whitchurch
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (12/09/1857) p268
THORNER
Arthur
1857
Feb
Burton
Relief: Wife’s illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (14/02/1857) p200
TOLLMAN
Rob.
1857
Jan
Bothenhampton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (03/01/1857) p188
TREVETT
Edward
1857
Feb
Loders
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (28/02/1857) p204
TREVETT
John
1857
Dec
Litton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/12/1857) p295
TREVETT
Richard
1857
Dec
Litton
Relief: Illness
BG/BT/A/1/6 (09/12/1857) p295
TUCK
Reuben
1857
Sep
Symondsbury
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (12/09/1857) p268
TUCK
Thomas
1857
Jul
Symondsbury
Relief: Ill. Sent to hospital
BG/BT/A/1/6 (04/07/1857) p247
WALBORNE
Eli
1857
Aug
Whitchurch
Relief: Wife confined
BG/BT/A/1/6 (29/08/1857) p264
WHITTLE
Able
1857
Aug
Litton
Relief: Death
BG/BT/A/1/6 (01/08/1857) p255
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