Board Of Guardians


Guardian of the Poor

The Poor Law Guardians controlled the Poor Law Unions implemented after the Poor Law Amendment Act [1834]. The Guardians were elected by the rate-payers of the parish.

They were abolished under the Local Government Act [1929].

The Halifax Board of Guardians held their first meeting on 17th February 1837. The Board came to an end on 31st March 1929 under the Local Government Act [1929].

See Overseer of the Poor

© Malcolm Bull 2021
Revised 15:48 / 11th April 2021 / 3893

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