The History of Leith

November 20, 2013

Rolls of the poor

18 June 1706.—The Session haveing seen the poor and considered yr severall cases allowed them yr particular weekly pensions so far as the money collected would allow, conform to a roll out of which ye Clerk is to give ye deacons yr particular rolls.
(Note.—Rolls of the poor and of the weekly payments to be made to them were’made up from time to time and sometimes appeared in the Registers. The deacons distributed the money to those named in the Rolls.)

source-South Leith Record

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