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CodeNA10037
Dates1853-
Person NameEddleston Yearly Benefit Society, Peebles; 1853-
ActivityEddleston Yearly Benefit Society was a friendly society. Friendly societies existed in the 17th century but reached their peak in the 19th century. They were originally organisations that provided a mechanism for ordinary people to save or make provision for infirmity, old age, death or burial and are mutual benefit societies owned by their members. They were encouraged by the Registration of Friendly Societies Act 1793 (33 Geo III, c 54). The Friendly Societies Act 1855 (18 & 19 Vict, c 63) established the Registrar of Friendly Societies. Some friendly societies also acted as social clubs and organisations and included the Free Gardeners, Oddfellows and Shepherds Friendly Society
Corporate NameEddleston Yearly Benefit Society, Peebles
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