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Gilbert’s Act: workhouses for the vulnerable

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first of two chapters which examine poor law ‘enabling acts’. This chapter considers the importance of Thomas Gilbert’s Act, passed in 1782. Gilbert’s Act was passed with the intention ... More


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