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    during my research, on the 1891 census a husband & wife who were in their 80's show the Occupation as "In Receipt of Parish Pay"

    Was this some form of welfare? I do not recall ever coming across the term before.

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    Were they in England?

    I suspect that this is something to do with the Poor Law, but may be wrong - I'm surer about goings on in Scotland.

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    They were resident in Somerset

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    Hi Vagabond, yes it was a kind of welfare payment.

    This link goes someway to explain it.

    https://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bhr/Main..._poorlaw/2.htm
    Alma

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    thank you, that does explain it for me.

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