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Bires Surname Ancestry Results

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Herefordshire Freeholders Deploring the American Rebellion (1775)
In December 1775 this address of the sheriff, gentlemen, clergy and freeholders of Herefordshire was presented to king George III: 'To confirm the Liberties of Britain by the Establishment of the Legislative Powers of Parliament, our Ancestors sacrificed their Blood; and to secure those Liberties to their Posterity, transferred the Succession to the Crown to your Majesty’s Family. - To defend and maintain those Powers, we look up to your Majesty as the great Guardian of our Constitution; and permit us to assure your Majesty, that we shall chearfully concur in every Support which our Duty may call for, or our Abilities can furnish, towards the Success of your Majesty’s Arms over your rebellious Subjects; at the same Time most ardently wishing, that your Majesty’s gracious Offers of Mercy, together with the firm Support of your dutiful and loyal Subjects, may influence the Hearts of the Rebellious to return to their Duty and Allegiance; and that your whole People reunited may, with us, be convinced, that to be a British Subject, with all its Consequences, is to be the freest Member of any Civil Society in the World. And we pray to God, that your Majesty and your Progeny may long reign over these Realms in undisturbed Peace and undiminished Splendor.' The subscribers' names are given in full, christian name first.

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Workers at Pollard's Cotton Mill, Manchester (1818)
The minutes of evidence taken before the Lords Committee on the Cotton Factories Bill include a series of reports by medical men as to the general health of the mill workers in April 1818. For each factory there is a complete list of workers, giving full name, age, how long employed in a factory, health (in general terms, such as 'Good' or 'Sickly'), and any chronic disease or 'distortion', cause and duration - with slight variations from report to report. The physicians examined several hundred people each day, asking such questions as 'Have you any swellings or sores anywhere?', 'Are your limbs straight?', 'Have you a good appetite for food?', 'Do you conceive yourself to be in good health?', and all concluded that the health of the mill workers was good, and that the workers were cheerful. This is the report for Pollard's spinning mill in Manchester, 20 April 1818.

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Workers at Pollard's Cotton Mill, Manchester
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