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From: bill stedwill <>
Subject: "pauper" and "agri.lab."
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 12:14:12 -0700 (PDT)
Joan of Colorado gave me some STEDWILL names from the 1851 census which
look promising and since then I have found an Ann STEDWILL born in 1804
in the very village, Bradworthy, of my grandfather, William Henry
Gilbert STEDWILL. Looking for the connections between them. So there
IS precedence for my own daughter's name (Ann) without my knowing it!
Meanwhile, in those days would a pauper have been supported by the
Church? How might one be designated a pauper anyway? Couldn't pay
taxes? No work from an injury? Is an agricultural labourer basically
a person who farms or gardens for someone else because he or she didn't
have any land of their own?
How these questions are appropriate for the site....
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
searching STEDWILL, HARRIS (possibly MARTYN and JENNINGS)
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