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CodeNA9206
Person NameOgleface Friendly Society
ActivityFriendly societies were in existence 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. Ogleface Friendly Society, Stirlingshire, was active from 1795-1958.
Corporate NameOgleface Friendly Society
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