Poor Law Removal & Settlement records -1800s

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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930

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    I viewed a "London England Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930 " for the year 1800.
    It included, last entries on page ' Sarah Clay age 46 & Sarah Clay aged 6'
    Admitted 18 March by Committee.
    How settlement gaind (sic)-Casual.
    when discharged & how -5th May 1800 by Committee.

    Is this in fact her admission into a workhouse in a particular Parish?
    Can anyone please say what 'casual' means in this regard.

    I don't think she was the lady I'm looking for but the above intrigued me.
    Pardon typo in heading- hurrying again. Unable to edit it. (Sorted)
     
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    I went back in to the beginning of the book and I reads it as "Register of poor persons in the workhouse of Saint Sepulchre Middlesex 1st June 1799 ......" the next bit is a bit hard to read "? of others according to their " Best I can do.
     
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    Wow Sis, so good of you- I didn't think of that. I cannot say if she was the person I look for as there was another with spouse of the same name.

    The wording 'casual' caught my eye & I did wonder about that, whether she was only allowed to stay for a certain time or what.?
     
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    That's what I was thinking.
     
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    I think ‘Casual’ related to those such as tramps, itinerants and vagrants who were not entitled to claim shelter under settlement rules for that Parish but by law were also not allowed to be turned away, if space was available. I think the facilities (probably grudgingly) provided to them overnight were even more basic and inferior to workhouse conditions we are familiar with.
     
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    Just found the definition on the Workhouse website here:
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    https://www.workhouses.org.uk/glossary/
    :)
     
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    Thank you @Eve & @Daft Bat . That sounds about right. I do think she is not the Sarah in my family although age is only one year out. They had a son & I've not found a child Sarah. Difficult as there were several 'Charles' with wife Sarah.
    At least I now know what a 'casual' referred to.

    Thank you all.
     
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