Pauper

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Pauper

A very poor person, especially one reliant on government benefits or charity. A pauper may be able to file a lawsuit without paying filing fees.
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Green, Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870 (Burlington: Ashgate 2010)
The lower officials, the laundresses, the wardmasters and mistresses, were petty, ill-paid officials who often originated as paupers themselves, and who indulged in the tea- and whisky-drinking, cardplaying, and fighting they were supposed to suppress.
Hoxton House Asylum continued to provide care for some paupers from all over the south of England, just as Bethnal Green Asylum did, for many years after the Lunacy Act of 1845.
This volume contains a detailed study of the 13 Worcestershire Poor Law Unions between 1834 and 1871 that placed pauper children in workhouses.
The idea that the poor were in the image of Christ ended when bad harvests, famine, plague, and runaway inflation--striking at various times from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries--produced an army of ragtag paupers who wandered from town to town begging, stealing, and assaulting.
Sample Statistics: Paupers per 1,000 Population 1850 1860 Short-term 2.
They wanted those who could be poor and independent not to turn into paupers, that is, people who were permanently dependent on others for their daily sustenance.
The Guardians with their Ladies, although the wind is east, have come in their furs and wrappers, to watch the paupers eat.
Three quarters of paupers funerals are held for men.
Also, the origins and subsequent fate of apprentices should be studied to contextualize these placements within the life-course of paupers.
Some focus on the experiences of the poor themselves, and include a case study of poverty in Lancashire, examination of rhetoric in English pauper letters, discussion of survival strategies of Irish paupers in Glasgow, and analysis of female petitions to the Refuge for the Destitute in London.