Boards of Guardians

Board of Guardian Records

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Papers of the Board of Guardian, 1839-1951, bodies elected by ratepayers to levy a poor rate and manage the administration of relief to the poor after the enactment of the 1838 Poor Law in the 27 Poor Law Unions in Northern Ireland. The collection deals not only with the administration of the workhouses and the relief of the poor but also with emigration and many aspects of local government, parti ...