The Poor Law Act, 1601, allowed parishes to levy a poor rate on householders, which could then be distributed to the needy of that parish by an appointed overseer. By the 18th century, neighbouring parishes were beginning to work together, some even sharing a building in which they could house their old, sick and orphaned poor, thus saving on individual payments for rent and food. The ‘workhouse test’ was introduced in 1723 allowing overseers to withhold
Jeremiah Colman began making mustard at a water mill near Norwich, in the village of Bawburgh. To create a tangy flavour, he blended brown mustard (Brassica juncea) with white mustard (Sinapis alba). He founded Colman's of Norwich in 1814, at the Stoke Holy Cross mill on the River Tas, four miles south of Norwich. In 1823, he took his adopted nephew, James, into the business, which became J & J Colman.
Something called "Kisses." But not the kind that Hershey's makes; these were rather plain cakey bite-sized cookies that I tossed in confectioner's sugar. The recipe was from The Canadian Home Cook Book, circa 1877.