Herefordshire Record Office
Resettlement order for a Longtown pauper: Harriet Prosser and her child Eliza
Longtown, St Margarets
The transcription below is an extract from an order for resettlement under Poor Law and Settlement legislation. For an introduction to resettlement issues click here.
Order for a removal from Dore Union Workhouse to St Margarets, January 1843
Harriet Prosser and her child Eliza
The Examination of Harriet Prosser...who upon her Oath saith that she is twenty one years of age or thereabouts, that she was born as she hath heard and believes in the Parish of Saint Margarets... That she is the daughter of David Prosser late of the said parish...Labourer by Ann his wife and was born in lawful wedlock. That she hath never done any act whereby to gain any lawful settlement in her own right, that the said David Prosser her father was legally settled in the said parish of Saint Margarets as this examination has heard and believes. That on the fourth of September last she was delivered of a female bastard child in the said Township named Eliza who with herself is now chargeable to the said Township of Longtown...[The mark of Harriet Prosser]
The Examination of Ann Prosser of the said Township of Longtown widow taken upon Oath...touching the last legal settlement of her daughter ...saith that the said Harriet Prosser is her daughter by David Prosser her late husband and was born in lawful wedlock in the said parish of Saint Margarets And that her late husband...was legally settled in the said parish of Saint Margarets. [The mark of Ann Prosser]
[Two notes on reverse:]
A Copy of this order were delivered to Wm Davis overseer of Saint Margaretts on the 18th Day of Jany 1843 by me Jas Parry Deputy overseers.
The within named Harriet Prosser and Child were delivered to Wm Davis overseer on the 11th of Feby 1843 by me James Parry assistant overseer
To see a resettlement order for Ann Prosser, the mother of Harriet Prosser, click here.