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MR. SIMONS' REPORT.
No action of the Board is at present required in this case.-J. SIMONS.
TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR In reference to the last item there appears much doubt ENGLAND AMD WALES,
whether it is part of Dawes' bequest or the property of the In pursuance of an Order of the Board on the 11th of Company; it seems that some years since an encroachment December 1862, I held an Inquiry into the Endowed
was made and buildings were erected on this spot, and Charities under the management of the Curriers' Com
instead of removal, a compromise was effected by leasing pany, in the City of London, which I find to be two ;
the ground from the Curriers' Company, which lease has viz.
just been renewed. William Dawes' Charity
This Charity is administered in exact accordance with and
the will of the donor, ten duly qualified annuitants are Samuel Jackson's “Unreported.”
regularly kept up, who are elected as directed, and receive
The 20s. is paid towards burial when applied for.
The only reason for any variation in the exact amount
being applied by the Company has arisen from the necesWm. Dawes, by will, dated 24th January 1729, gave a sity for the recipients to have been master curriers and freehold messuage or tenement with its appurtenances, members of the Company, which has occasionally caused situate in King Street, Westminster, called the “King's delay in finding proper persons, Head.”
The surplus rents are carried to the general account of Also two freehold messuages or tenements and ware- the Company, who effect the necessary repairs out of their house, situate in Helmet Court, Wormwood Street, City, own funds.* unto the master, wardens, and court of assistants of the Worshipful Company of Curriers, and their successors. Upon trust, out of the rents and profits, to pay to ten
Jackson's CHARITY, UNREPORTED. persons, members of the Company, and that should have
Samuel Jackson, by will, dated the 31st May 1823, been masters in the trade of a currier, or to their widows, directed 8001, four per cent. stock to be purchased and 41. 4s. a year each, by equal quarterly payments, the said transferred to the master and wardens of the Worshipful ten persons to be chosen by the master, wardens, and
Company of Curriers for the time being. Upon trust to court of assistants, or a majority of them; and that when divide the dividends by four equal quarterly payments any should die, others should be chosen in his or her stead, at their hall among eight poor men, whether freemen of on the next quarterly court day. And that 20s. should the city of London or not, who should then be or have be allowed towards the burial of each one who died.
been journeymen curriers, have attained the age of fiftyThe surplus of the rents and profits to be kept by the five, and have worked six successive years with any master, wardens, and court of assistants, and their suc.
master currier, and not have received alms from the said cessors, for repairs, insurance, and contingencies on the estates, and for such other uses as they or the majority of And in case on any one or more of the quarterly days them should think fit. The premises called The King's Head, of distribution there should not be eight claimants answer. in King Street, Westminster, were sold under authority ing this description, the shares of the deficient number of of an Act of Parliament for building Westminster Bridge, claimants (so far as the same could lawfully be done) to in 1746, for 4201., a part of the purchase money was ex- be invested in the purchase of additional stock, but that pended in the erection of new buildings in Helmet Court, the shares of such different number as could not be the remainder ultimately merged in the general funds of lawfully so accumulated should be divided among the the Company.
actual claimants for the time being. The Company are still in possession of the premises in The original stock has since been converted, and is now Helmet Court, which formerly consisted of a dwelling- represented by the sum of 7181. Os. 10d. New 3 per cent. house of two stories, and two stables with lofts in each.
Annuities standing in the names ofA portion of the above was destroyed by fire in 186)
Henry Jones, and rebuilt, and may now be described as
Alexander Nesbitt, A stable, carthouse, loft, and workshop, let to Messrs.
John Burkitt. Fisher and Ward on a lease, dated 12th January 1856, for The dividend, 201. 14s. 8d., is regularly applied and the 21 years at a rental of 301.
recipients' names duly registered. The only deduction is The other tenement, stable and loft, is let to Mr. Wm. 21s. for receiving the dividends, keeping accounts, and Elston on lease from Ladyday 1857 for 21 years at the correspondence. All which I submit to the Board. rental of 401.
John SIMONS. A strip of ground adjoining is let on lease to Heathfield Dated 5th January 1863. Smith for 21 years from Ladyday 1858 at the rental (payable yearly) of 131. 10s.
* CHARITY OF WILLIAM DAWES.
By an order of the Board, dated 10th January 1864, the ground let to Mr. Heathfield Smith was purchased by him for the sum of 1,0001., which sum was invested in Consols. Of the sum of stock so purchased, 3001. was sold out for the purpose of defraying legal expenses incurred in certain proceedings in the Court of Chancery. The remainder of the stock, amounting to 7511. lls. 2d. Consols, stands in
the bank books in the names of Henry Jones, Edward S. Norris, and J. G. Hepburn.
By an order of the Board, dated 8th January 1879, the residue of the trust estate was let on lease to Mr. William Moss for the term of 80 years froin the 25th March 1874 at the annual rent of 1301., the lessee covenanting to erect thereon a warehouse at a cost of not less than 4,0001.