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Settlement Certificates: 1767-1775

The "Act of Settlement" was a law passed in 1662 (in addition to earlier laws on the subject) to allocate, for the poor, which parish would provide support if needed. People moved and could gain Settlement in a different parish.

Parishes issued "Settlement Certificates" to guarantee that they would support their poor even though the people were living in another parish. Any of those issued by Tuttington (which have survived) are often found in other parish records.

These are items from a Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 401/38 and microform MF943/4] containing the Settlement Certificates for 1767-1775. They can be found on printed or hand written forms which usually follow a standard layout. Here just the relevant facts have been extracted from all orders available for this parish.

Each "Order" has been laid out in the following manner although they do not always have every line filled out:-

Date To: Parish From: Parish of current Settlement Names of persons covered by Certificate Persons issuing certificate (Overseers etc.) Witnesses Justices of the Peace

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Settlement Certificates

To: ParishTuttington
From: Parish of
current Settlement
Metton, Norfolk
Names of persons
covered by Certificate
Robert Farrow and Sarah his Wife 3 Children Ann aged 17, Robert aged 13, John Aged 12
Persons issuing certificate
(Overseers etc.)
Jonathan Bond & John Critoph - Churchwardens
Jonathan Bond & John Critoph - Overseers
WitnessesSamuel Pells, Robert Brown "x" (his mark)
Justices of the PeaceWindham , Suffield

To: ParishTuttington
From: Parish of
current Settlement
Names of persons
covered by Certificate
John Mack and Alice his Wife
Persons issuing certificate (Overseers etc.)Edmd Burr?
Justices of the Peace---

[End of Document]


See also the Tuttington parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
November 2015