Compleat Parish Officer
The Compleat Parish Officer was a handbook for those who had to apply and interpret the increasingly complex laws enacted to deal with the various social problems as they arose, its starting point being the great Poor Law Act of 1601 and its various amendments. This edition was published in 1734 and the modern copies are facsimile editions. Topics include Constables, Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors etc.
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