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Carlton, near Barnsley,
ORIGIN OF POOR-RATES.
The first act of parliament for the general relief of the poor, was passed in the fourteenth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth ; before that time their wants were chiefly supplied by charitable institutions, and the donations of the benevolent. Momasteries and hospitals were richly endowed for supporting the clergy and providing for the poor; and the property of persons B
No law for relieving the poor before the 14th Eliz.
First occasion for the general tax.
The poor supported by charity.
dying intestate was vested in such insti-