|Guardian of the Poor
The Poor Law Guardians controlled the Poor Law Unions implemented after the Poor Law Amendment Act . The Guardians were elected by the rate-payers of the parish.
They were abolished under the Local Government Act .
The Halifax Board of Guardians held their first meeting on 17th February 1837. The Board came to an end on 31st March 1929 under the Local Government Act .
See Overseer of the Poor
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