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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] ABERDEEN Digest, Vol 2, Issue 54
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 15:46:45 +0000
Lynn Scott wrote:
>I, too, would be interested in what it means to be designated "pauper." Our
>Isabella Milne/Tilleray is called "pauper, widow of agricultural labourer"
>in the 1851 census, but she lives near other relatives on Drum's Lane. Was
>any non-working woman (and I'm sure there were very few who worked) without
>a male to support her considered a pauper?
No. The term "pauper" refers to someone who was receiving help under
the Poor law.
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