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Norfolk: Blofield - 1811 - Charities

The following is extracted from the book :-
An Account of the Different CHARITIES
belonging to the POOR of the
County of Norfolk
Abridged from the Returns under Gilbert's Act,
to the House of Commons in 1786;
and from The Terriers
in the office of the Lord Bishop of Norwich
by Zachary Clark, 1811

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


(Blofield Hundred)

G. -- In 1729 Chas Reeve, Rector of Blofield, founded, and endowed with a Dwelling-house, a Free School, and 10l per year stipend to the Master; also left 1s. per week to be distributed in Bread to the Poor; also 40s. every Whit-Sunday, and 35s. every Christmas, for cloathing three poor Widows; all of which is chargeable upon an estate in Halvergate, which was lately vested in John Houghton, Esq. of Bramerton, and produces 18l. 7s. a year.

Mr. Buttifant bequeathed 2l. per annum for the Poor of the said parish, payable out of an estate in Blofield, in the occupation of Mr. Samuel Luck.

T. -- A Terrier of 1747 says, there is in the hands of George Baker 10l. upon bond and in the hands of Mrs. Smith 11l. both for the use of the Poor.

37A. 29P. part of the old heath in Blofield, allotted by Commissioners under the Inclosure Act, and occupied by Thomas Tuck and Thomas Saul, jun. on lease at the yearly rent of 61l. 10s. which money is laid out for Coals for the Poor, under the direction of the Minister & Overseers.

OBSERVATION. -- The return for this parish under Gilbert's Act is either objectionable, there being no mention of 21l., contained in the Terrier of 1747 ; or this money was then lost.

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December 2008