The Creation of the Disablement Rule in the Scottish Poor Law

  • Rosalind Mitchison


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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© 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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