Poor Law Receipt

The Poor Law was a tax on property levied in each parish to provide poor relief. According to the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1866, parishes could set their own rate to be collected by a Poor Law Guardian. In this case, Alfred Burleigh who was paid 7/3d by Mr L Cann? of...

James Burleigh’s Bank Book

James Burleigh (1828-1885) was a farmer and maltster who lived with his family¬† in Carmelstead, Carmel Street. He farmed 105 acres with seven labourers. He banked with Gibson’s Bank, Saffron Walden and the book covers the period 1862-1873. It records payments to...