This collection contains Poorhouse Records for Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland ranging from 1888-1912. It includes records for those who received help from the Abden Home Poor Law Institution, originally named the Kirkcaldy Combination Poorhouse.
Details vary depending on record type, but you might find facts such as:
- Date of admission
- Date of discharge
- Reason discharged
- Marital status
- Date of death
After the Poor Law Scotland Act of 1845, Scottish parishes were able to establish institutions to care for the poor, house them and give out relief. Whilst there was a Central Supervising body, each institution was locally run.