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December 2015 

First World War Military service tribunals

Conscription was introduced in 1916. Men or their employers could apply for exemption from military service, and local tribunals were set up to hear their cases. After the war, records were ordered to be destroyed, but some have survived. In Hertfordshire we have records for St Albans, Baldock and South Mimms.

November 2015

Pauper lunacy returns

Pauper lunacy returns

These are taken from the annual returns made to the Clerk of the Peace by parish overseers/Board of Guardians. They list the people, and where they were being maintained, (e.g. at home, Hoxton,) their “state” (e.g. imbecile, idiot, lunatic) and for how long they have been in that state. Also often given is the cost of maintenance, whether or not they were “dangerous”, and dates of death and other notes. Dates covered are 1815 to 1871, but the returns do not cover all parishes for all dates.