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- POOR LAW GUARDIANS, ABERYSTWYTH.

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POOR LAW GUARDIANS, ABERYSTWYTH. Monday, January 28th, 1867. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Poor Law Guardians was held in the Board Room of the Union Workhouse on Monday last. The guardians present were G W. Parry, Esq chairman. John Hushes, Esq., vice-chairman, Messrs. John Jones, (Commerce House,) John Watkins, Richard Morris, William Jones, Evan Evans, David J. Davies, W. Morgans, Daniel Thomas, Lewis Morgan, Evan Edwards, James Jones, William James, William Jones, and Rowland Rowlands. Dr. Roberts and Dr. James were also in atten- dance. After the minutes of the previous meeting had been read by Mr. Hugh Hughes, the ordinary busi- ness of the day was proceeded with. John Morgan. 74 years of age, a tailor, of Wind- mill Court, applied for relief. Mr. Watkin said that the son was quite willing to support him, but he refused to leave his own home. Allowed 2s. a wee\ for a month. Catherine Charles, aged 70 years, selling apples near the Town Clock, applied for relief during the winter. Allowed 2s. 6d a week for two months. Mary Jones, 45years of age, living in Mary Street, a charwoman, suffering from asthma, applied for extra relief. to Mr. Morris said she was very weak. Allowed 6d. extra. Margaret Davies, of High Street, selling oat cakes, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. extra.. Jane Nightingale, aged 66, lately living at the Crown, confined to her bed, applied for extra relief, being now in receipt of 2s. 6d. a week. Dr. James said that the applicant was totally in- capacitated. Allowed Is. additional for two months. Anne Davies, 56 years of age, ot Moor Street, a charwoman, being unwell, and having a child 10 years of age, being in receipt of 2s. Gd. a week, ap- plied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. Margaret Evaus, 76 years of age, living in Moor Street, a cook, applied for a nurse. The relieving officer said she was not worse than usual, but she had a very bad sore. Application refused. Hugh Davies, 29 years of age, with wife 35 years, and three children, a shoemaker, of Little Moor Street. Relief taken off. Thomas Williams, 8 years of age, being with his grandfather, having 2s. a week, applied for extra relief. House offered. Elizabeth Williams, 42 years of age, of Nag's Head Court, applied for relief. Relief had been promised. Dr. James said she was ill at the time, but was well now. Allowed 43 for the time she was ill. Mary Doughton, 71 years of age, a nurse, living in Bridge Street. Allowed 3s. a week. David Morgan, 48 years of age, wife 40 years, and three children, living in Britannia Court. The ap- plicant is a seaman. Allowed 4s. a week. Richard Williams, a Joiner, aged 74 years of age, with wife 74, living in Chalybeate Terrace. Allowed Is. extra for two months. John Morgan, 73 years of age, of Penparkau, with wife 67, being out of work, applied for relief. Allowed 2s. a week. Catherine Griffiths, 45 years of age, with three children, living at Tanycae, being near her confine- ment. Allowed I s. extra. Betsy Evans, 30 years of age, her child being very poorly, applied for relief. Dr. Roberts said she had two children in very ill health. Her husband had deserted. She was very poor and poorly. Allowed 3s. 6d. a week. Mary Edwards, 50 years of age, living at Clarach, being insane, applied for various articles of apparel. Allowed 14s. Catherine Harris, 55 years of age, a charwoman, being iil, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. Mary Lewis, a charwoman, applied for extra relief. Allowed 6d. additional. John Jones, 86 years of age, deceased. No appli- cation for funeral expenses. Sarah Evans, of Moor Street, in receipt of 4s. 6d. m a week applied for extra allowance for a nurse. Allowed Is. additional. Mary Humphreys, a widow, of Wallog, a servant in receipt of relief. She had a child. Relieving officer said she was in receipt of £. 12 a year in service. Relief taken off. Anne Rees, 65 years of age, of Little Dark-gate Street. Allowed Is. extra for two months. James Jones, 49 years of age, of Penparkau, being subject to fits, and so disabled, being in receipt of 3s. 6d. Allowed 6d. additional. Jane Davies, 79 years of age. a widow, living in Castle Lane, applied for bed-clothes. Allowed lis. Jane Lewis, of Gray's Inn Lane, with two chil- dren her husband being in London out of work. Relieving officer said she was a deserving object. Her husband was almost starving, and so was she. Allowed 3s. 6d. a week. Jane Thompson, 62 years of age, living in Wind- mill Court, selling herrings, being unwell, applied for extra reliçf. Allowed Is. acfoTfrottaiRtfor two months. Bridget Pryse not having fetched her relief, Relief discontinued Mary Parry, 84 years of age, of Prospect Street, applied for a Durse. Allowed Is. a week for a nurse. Martha Jones, of Moor Street, in receipt of 3s. a week, being very unwell, applied for nourishment. Allowed Is. additional. Margaret Griffiths, of Borth, a widow, 76 years of age, being very ill, applied for extra relief. Allowed Is. additional. Catherine Lewis, of Llanbadarn, applied for clothing for herself and seven children. The master said that the applicant had been an inmate of the house, and since she left she had been scandalizing him. The whole charge amounted to the fact that some children had been put to bedsup- perless in punishment for disorderly conduct and for putting the woman herself to work. The chairman and the meeting generally ex- pressed themselves to the effect there was not the slightest foundation for the charge against the master. The master was ordered to purchase shoes for certain applicants' children. Sarah Owens applied personally to the Board for relief. Her husband had deserted her, and she had been very ill. The miserable creature appeared with a sickly- looking child in her arms. Ordered to seek a certificate from the medical officer. Dr. Roberts gare it on the spot. Allowed 3s. a week, and the husband ordered to be summoned. -♦

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