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Corbetts in the Poor Relief Records: Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland


I have found Susan (Hewitt) Corbet and some of her children in the poor relief records and also in the applications for poor relief. The applications give some information as to the circumstances that have necessitated applying for poor relief.
Applications
Date
Name
Res.
Age
Dependants
Circumstances
July 30,1855
Elisha Spiers
(or Corbet)
Straiton
30
William Corbet-6
Mary Corbet -4
James Corbet was born in
Crosshill at the time he left 3
years past at Whitsunday ????
his settlement was in Kirkmichael
Parish. She seems an able bodied
active woman, left her 2 children
with her Father and was in country
service, says she had to leave on
account of her stomach, it is now
improved. Would go to her
husband had she the means

Dec. 15,1855
Susan Corbet
Crosshill
75

Susan is now infirm from old age,
lives with her youngest daughter
Agnes,unmarried,who has one
child aged about 2 years,
illegitimate. employment of Agnes
out door work..
John married a labourer has 6
children
Susan married has 3 children
Mary married has one child, husband an apprentice baker
Has resided in Crosshill upwards of
40 years
March 11,1856
Mary Margie or
Corbett
Crosshill
32
Mary Corbett-13
Susan Corbett-11
Jean Corbett-9
Wm.Corbett-6
Marion Corbett-3
Agnes Corbett-1
Applicant's husband left in the month
of May last for America with her consent. Her means of support now
she is unable during winter to
provide for her small family
April 10,
John McBurney
Crosshill

Susan Corbett-wife
Jas. McBurney-10
Ann McBurney-8
Wm.McBurney-4
Has been unable for work for the
last 6 months and not improving in
health
has lived in the Parish from infancy
1862
Susan Corbet or
McBurney
Crosshill
44
Thos. McBurney-10
James McBurney-7
Widow
Agnes McBurney-13 at service in
Maybole
John Muirhead-17 at service ????








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