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From: "Ella Ross" <>
Subject: Re: [LKS] Re: LANARK-D Digest V05 #674
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:51:15 +1100
To my understanding this is how Poor law Relief worked in Scotland. You did
not have to go into the Poorhouse to obtain assistance.
There was no Government welfare and little or no sick pay. Most of the
population was not well off so if the main breadwinner became ill and unable
to work for even a couple of weeks then the family most often did not have
much savings to fall back on. Some people were old and infirm with no one
to look after them.
When I went to the Mitchell Library earlier this year I was able to see the
documents claiming temporary relief for my grandfather aged 11 and his 13
year old brother.
Their parents had a small business but both drowned in the Clyde.
Ella Ross in sunny Sydney
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From: "Vivian Jonker" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: [LKS] Re: LANARK-D Digest V05 #674
> Please forgive me......but, I see so much about the Poorhouse and the
> list of names that have received help. It makes me wonder if everyone in
> Scotland was in need at that time? Wasn't there some families that did
> not need help? What kind of lives did they live.
> I grew up in our own depression, we had very little money, but our home
> was filled with love and music. I shall never regret my childhood.
> My maternal Grandparents came to the USA around 1875. They had a large
> family and seemed to make do. Grandfather was foreman for the Great
> Northern Railroad, and they were not rich, but all the stories Mama told
> were of a family that shared life and love. Was there none of that in
> Shelton, WA USA
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