MyHeritage incorporates Paisley Poor Law Records

Scotland, Renfrewshire, Paisley Poor Law Records extends from 1837 to 1933. Typically, you can find the name of the individual applying for aid, place of birth, age and year, place of residence and notes. There are 186,557 index records.

Due to an inability to support themselves financially through the ups and downs of the local economy, these individuals applied for aid from the Parish. The elderly, orphans, widows, sick or disabled people and those in poverty would usually be among those applying for aid.

The records in this collection are available in a 5,383 page searchable pdf from Renfrewshire Libraries at

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