"your attempts to defend this appalling system are pathetic"
What attempts to defend what system Jom?
Please give a quote where I have defended anything on this thread - all I have clearly stated was that such things happened. Now what has that got to do with when what is now known as a "full English breakfast" was eaten - my point was that it was not eaten immediately upon rising but after a period of hours of work during a rest break for the draft animals working the farm.
Ah so Jom it now changes from Robert Burns and HIS family to that of his father William Burns and HIS family. Even so I ask again what land was subject to seizure? That was your original contention wasn't it that ROBERT BURNS and HIS family was forced from their land by seizure. Not true was it? Call it what you like - you being ill-informed? - you deliberately misrepresenting the situation? - you lying?
By the way Jom, this is what you do in a discussion if some point you have made has been shown to be in error.
Perfectly correct David Carter (UK) my error and I apologise for it. The Parish Office of Overseer of the Poor was established in the 1597 Act For the Relief of the Poor. Fact still however remains that you are quoting the circumstances of the destitute, the poor and of vagrants and stating that they were the same as the circumstances and situations of those in employment permanent or temporary on a farm.