General Registers of the Poor

Poor relief application for John Barrie, Dunbar

Click here to access the index for the registers of the Poor. Scroll through the document or ‘ctrl f’ to search

Things to note…

  • Remember what is available on this document is not all we hold so do pop in to see us or get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for
  • While the records run until 1930, due to Data Protection considerations the index cover 1845-1918
  • The list is arranged alphabetically but please remember recording of names was not always accurate and spelling was inconsistent
  • If you spot any errors or have any questions please give us a shout

Obtaining copies

If you think you have found your ancestor in the index and would like to receive more information please get in touch.

As the registers have been digitised, we will be able to provide a copy of their entry in the register (see above image for example) for a small fee of £2.90