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The Creation of the Disablement Rule in the Scottish Poor Law

  • Rosalind Mitchison
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It is generally thought, that the Scots and English laws concerning the poor are very different; but, if we carefully examine both, we shall find a very near resemblance. [John McFarlan, dd, Inquiries Concerning the Poor (Edinburgh, 1782) p. 46.]

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Notes

  1. 1.
    Rosalind Mitchison, ‘The Making of the Old Scottish Poor Law’, Past and Present, no. 63 (1974).Google Scholar
  2. 14.
    Graham M. Birnie, ‘Tradition and Transition, The Scottish Poor Law, Harvest Failure and the Industrious Poor’ (unpublished MA thesis, Department of Economic History, Edinburgh University, 1976) ch. 5.Google Scholar
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    G. Tait, Summary of the Powers and Duties of a Justice of the Peace in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1815) p. 368.Google Scholar
  4. 28.
    H. Cockburn, Letters on the Affairs of Scotland (London, 1874) P. 35.Google Scholar
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    W. Hanna, Memoirs of Dr Chalmers (Edinburgh, 1849) vol. 1, p. 381.Google Scholar
  6. 33.
    R. A. Cage and E. O. A. Checkland, ‘Thomas Chalmers and Urban Poverty’, Philosophical Journal, XIII (1976) 37–56.Google Scholar
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    R. Clark, A View of the Office of Sheriff in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1821) p. 274.Google Scholar
  8. 66.
    G. J. Bell, Principles of the Law of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1829) p. 281.Google Scholar
  9. 67.
    David Monypenny, Lord Pitmilly, Remarks on the Poor Laws (Edinburgh, 1834) PP. 39–40.Google Scholar

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© Ailsa Maxwell, J. R. Ward, Alan Milward, Michael Palairet, George Hammersley, R. J. Morris, S. B. Saul, Wray Vamplew, Michael Cullen, Roger Davidson, Rosalind Mitchison, T. C. Smout, Stephanie Blackden, Ian Levitt 1979

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