David Tedder was seen as being one of the deserving
poor, but it did not necessarily mean he was sick. Sometimes almshouses
were set up to house old and poor trades-people, or old soldiers
If you lived in a 'hospital' there were
rules that you had to follow. These included attending church
on Sunday, praying at set times and reading religious books.
David would have worn a uniform whilst
he lived in the hospital. He would have been barred from attending
alehouses, and he would not have been allowed to gamble. Certainly,
people who lived in the hospital were expelled for drunkenness
and bad behaviour.
poor was David?