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The Handy Book of Parish Law

Edited by Beryl Hurley, Wiltshire Family History Society

A5, 112 pages, ISBN: 978-1-898714-13-4

Originally published in 1859, this facsimile edition summarises the various local rules and regulations to which our ancestors were subject during the earl Victorian era.

Chapters include: "Of the Parish and Parishioners", "Of the Parish Clerk, Sexton and Beadle", "Of the Preparation of Jury Lists", "Of the Watching and Lighting of Parishes", "Of the Removal of Nuisances", "Of the Relief of the Poor", "Of the Workhouse", and "Of Settlement and Removal".

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