Black ’47: Britain and the Famine Irish by Frank Neal (auth.)

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Some of the worst disease ridden dwellings were the lodging houses and in 1832 there were 267 of these in Manchester township. Of this number, 64 per cent were in the poorest districts. Kay pointed out that these bare statistics did not convey the full reality of the awful living conditions endured by large numbers of people, including die lack of bedding, food, fuel and clothing. Referring specifically to the Irish, he wrote: In these respects, the habitations of the Irish are most destitute. They can scarcely be said to be furnished.

If families did not have sufficient receptacles for holding water, they had to go without. 46 William Duncan was appointed Liverpool's Medical Officer of Health in 1847 as a result of the 1842 Act, the first Medical Officer of Healdi in the country. Following on from his earlier investigations he produced a number of valuable reports, all of which confirm the evidence of bodi his earlier work and that of odier investigators. 75 of the population, Liverpool was worse than London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol.

When examining the statistics of population in die case of Glasgow it is important to keep in mind that frequently the term 'Glasgow' refers to the city of Glasgow and its suburbs of Barony 36 Black '47 parish and part of the Gorbals district. In 1841, die city of Glasgow had a population of 120 183; Barony parish 106 075 and Gorbals district (part), 48 066, making a total of 274 324 for the city of Glasgow and its suburbs. The 1841 census counted 44 346 Irish born for this administrative area, smaller than die numbers in Liverpool but larger than in Manchester and Salford.

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