Under the old régime the landlord used to pay one-half of the poor rate and the occupier the other half.
There's nothing fer 'em here but farm labour an' the poor rate.
The poor rate collected from the parishes for the cottagers and paupers was 3d.
It was a suburb which, in modern times, would be described as needing no poor rate.
It has been already stated that the poor rate constituted the basis of valuation of property for local rates.
To pay a poor rate implies that somebody is poorer than the payer.
They would curry favour with the poor, the lazy districts, by an equalisation of the poor rate.
The system is bad, as it creates more claimants on your poor rate.
The expenses are payable out of the poor rate by the overseers on the precept of the parish council.
The poor rate is no longer made at the Vestry; the church rate is a thing of the past; and what is then left?