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Zachary Clark: Charities belonging to the Poor: 1811

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.
Notes:

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

NEW BUCKENHAM.
(SHROPHAM HUNDRED.)

G.- In 1692 William Barber bequeathed Land for the maintenance of four poor people; now vested in William Gibbs, and stated to produce £15 annually. There is also in this parish other Land, vested in Richard Catermoul, for the use of the Poor, producing £9 per annum; but by whom given is unknown.

OBSERVATION. - This return is defective, because the quantity of land not being mentioned, no judgement can be formed whether the Poor receive their full rights.

T.- A Terrier of 1806 mentions one Townhouse let to John Meer, at the yearly rent of 40s. which is applied by the Overseers towards the relief of the Poor.

T.- From a Terrier of 1740, a House, known by the name of the George Inn, given by Wm. Jewly [sic], Gent. deceased, now in the occupation of Samuel Alderton, at £20 per annum, one moiety of the rents to be applied to the maintenance of a preaching Minister, and the other moiety to a Schoolmaster teaching in the said parish.

In the same year, £20 upon bond was in the hands of Henry Lincoln, Gent. which was given by Mrs. Colman towards firing for the Poor.

OBSERVATION. - This £20 is also mentioned in the old Terriers, but the one for 1740 is the last in which it appears. This return made under Gilbert's Act is defective, because none of the two last mentioned charities are mentioned in it. What is become of them?


See also the New Buckenham parish page.

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February 2016