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=== Poor and Other Rates ===
Parishes recorded payments made to the poor and rates, or taxes, assessed to meet welfare needs. Parishes also charged rates for things such as night watch, lighting, highway, pest control, constable expenses, sewer, and victim’s or soldier’s relief. They kept records of assessment, receipt, and disbursement. These records can have many names, one of the most common is "Overseers of the Poor" minutes, accounts, rates, books, etc.
=== Bastardy Bonds ===
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