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MR. HARE'S REPORT. TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR estates, either as to the site of the hall or other buildings ENGLAND AND WALES.

of the said Company, or otherwise to their own use, and In pursuance of a Minute of the Board of the 29th May might fix an adequate yearly sum with which the Company

not for the purposes of the charity, then that the master 1863, I have inquired into the condition and circumstances of the following Charities under the management of the

ought to be charged in that behalf in the said accounts,

and that what should be found due should be paid by the Leathersellers' Company of the City of London, and I have stated in the Report, under the head of each specific

said Company out of their corporate funds.

On the 25th July 1835 a decree was made by the then endowment, the result of my investigation.

Master of the Rolls, whereby it was ordered that it be

referred to the master to enquire and state which of the Ferbras' Gift

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estates and property in the information mentioned were Scraggs'

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subject to the charitable trusts created by the will of Hasilwood's Gift

Robert Ferbras, and also to enquire of what the estates Rogers'

subject to such trusts consisted, and how the same were Elliott's S. Helen's Almshouses *180

let. And also to take an account of the rents of the said Moseley's

estates found to be subjected to the said charitable trusts Holt's

which had been received by the defendants since the filing Offey and others (Loan Charities)

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of the said information, and for the better taking of the Grasvener's Gift

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said accounts the parties were to produce before him all Rogers'

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deeds and papers in their custody relating thereto. Taylor's

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The solicitors of the Leathersellers' Company have been Ofley's

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instructed to search for the subsequent proceedings in this Moseley's Charities

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suit, and, as I am informed by the clerk of the ComElliott's

pany, have done so without success. It appears by a Sudbury's Gift

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note entered in the minute book of the Company that the Bunce's

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result of the suit (which was probably effected by a comHolmden's

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promise) was that the defendants were to be charged with Daniell's

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interest at 4 per cent. per annum upon the 4501. from the Humble's

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filing of the information in November 1833, and out of Colfe's Charities

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such 4501. and interest the relators' costs were to be paid. Cater's Gift

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The defendants' costs were to be paid out of their own Bright's

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funds on the ground that they had never kept a distinct Eyton's

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account of this charity, but had blended it with their own Tayer's

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property, although the master had reported that 40s. a year Ewer's

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had always been regularly applied by the Company, and Gooday's

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that they had annually given to poor persons of the Coverley's,

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Company ever since 1713 more than the interest of 4501. Barnet Almshouses

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The payment of the relators' costs would seem to have The Leathersellers’ Company is constituted by Charter reduced the capital of the fund to the sum of 4301., 31.

per of 1444 under the corporate title of the “Wardens or cent. consols, which now stands in the corporate name of Society of the Mystery or Art of Leathersellers of the the Company, as part of a larger sum of stock, and City of Londou," and consists of four wardens, the court produces an income of of assistants of twenty-eight, including the four wardens,

12 18 0 and a body of liverymen consisting of about 126, including The rentcharge received from the trustees the court and the freemen.

of the Broad Street ward schools

2 0 0 FERBRAS's Gift.

14 18 0 Robert Ferbras, by his will of the 4th November 1470, gave to the Company two tenements in Allhallows at the The annual sum of 40s. is paid, 20s. a year to the Wall, to pay to poor prisoners in London

40s. keeper of the Queen's Bench Prison for that prison, and To the wardens

3s. 1d. the Marshalsea and Fleet, and 20s. a year to Mr. Temple, and the residue of the rents for sustaining the poor of the the Corporation Officer of the Prisons of Newgate Street, Company.

Ludgate Street, and Wood Street. By counterpart of a deed made in the year 1713, it The payment to the Queen's Bench has not been made appears that the estate bequeathed by this testator was for the last year, there having for some time been no conveyed to the trustees of the Broad Street Ward Schools governor. in consideration of 4501., and of a rentcharge of 21. a year The distribution to the poor of the Company is made to be paid to the Company.

annually on the 30th and 31st January in addition to the Subsequently to the report of the Commissioners of quarterly payments to the pensioners and the fortnightly Inquiry (November 1833), an information was filed by the payments to the inmates of the almshouses. Attorney General, at the relation of Thomas Spencer Hall The distribution on the 31st January is made to five and John Edwards, against the Company, praying that classes :the charitable trusts of the said R. Ferbras might be 1. To poor freemen, as donations not of the character established, and that, subject to the payment of the several of pensioners, of whom at the last distribution there small specific yearly payments, the due application of were nine who received 21. a piece, and one 31. the residue of the rents for the relief of the poor of the 2. To poor widows of freemen, pensioners of the ComCompany might be enforced, and that, if necessary, it pany, in addition to their pensions, of whom at might be referred to the master to settle a scheme, and

the same distribution there were 21 who received that it might be declared that the Company, by not generally 21. each and a few a larger sum. keeping separate accounts of the yearly rents of said 3. To widows of freemen not old enough to be entitled charitable estates of the application of the residue, had to pensions; of these there were five who received made default, and that the messuages, &c., constituting

21. each, and one woman 41. said charitable estates derived under the will of R. Ferbras 4. The daughters of freemen, who received 101. amongst might be distinguished by bounds, and that to that end

six persons. all necessary inquiries might be made, and that it might 5. The children of freemen, who received a sum of 41. be referred to the master to take an account of the rents which was paid to a sister. of said estates received or which might have been received The whole distribution in January of the present year for 50 years then past, or for such time as the Court might (1863) was 1021. think proper, and that, if it should appear that the said The income of Ferbras' Charity, 121, 188., is a part of Company should have applied any part of the said charitable

this sum.

S. d.

* CHARITY OF ROBERT FERBRAS.
(See footnote as to Charities for Poor Prisoners.)

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SCRAGGS' Gift.

In the accounts rendered by the Company to the Charity John Scraggs, by his will of the 6th June 1531, reciting

Commission the surplus payments for the benefit of the a feoffment of lands in Southwark to the Company, and

almispeople, commencing in the year 1857, beyond the trust another feoffment of lands in Red Cross Street to be let

funds applicable for such purpose, are carried on yearly

and exhibit a balance due to the Company in 1862 of and the rents applied to the uses of his will, directed the wardens to perform certain superstitious services, and

1,3321. 13s. 9d.* retain out of the rents for a Christmas dinner 20s.

Rogers' Gift. To the Parish of St. Olave, Southwark

6s. 8d, St. Margaret

3s. 4d. Robert Rogers gave 21. a year, part of the interest of St. Mary Magdalen Overy - 3s. 4d.

2001., to be employed in the purchase of coals for the St. Thomas

3s. 4d. almspeople, and also 1,000 billets of wood and 7s. in money St. George

3s. 4d. to them, to be supplied and paid by each of five persons St. Mary Magdalen by

to whom 1001. was to be lent. Bermondsey

6s. 8d. This was a part of the subject of the suit respecting the

loans to be made by the Company. The Company give To the poor prisoners of the Queen's Bench and Marshalsea in food

6s. 8d. annually 2 tons of coals to each of the people in the To the wardens of the Company

13s. 4d.

almshouses, as stated in the report of the Hazlewood

Gift. To the beadle

ls. 8d. and the residue to the use of the Company.

ELLIOTT's GIFT. It appears by a certificate made under an inquisition for

Anne Elliott by will in 1605 gave 2001. to be laid out in superstitious uses under the statute of 1 Edward 6th that

land of the yearly value of 101. for the almspeople. The the lands charged with the uses in question, and the above

benefit of this gift is appropriated to the inmates of the payments under the will were sold before the time of the

Barnet almshouses (of the foundation of the Leathersellers' inquisition. The Company pay annually the following

Company; see my report thereon). sums to the churchwardens or vestry clerks of the following Southwark parishes :

See also my preceding report on Moseley's and other

charities, comprising the Sydenhain estate.

£ s. d. St. Olave

0 6 8

MOSELEY'S GIFT. St. Saviour

0 6 8 St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey

William Moseley by will in 1617 gave 1001. to the Com.

0 6 8 St. Thomas

0 3 4

pany to pay 5l. to the poorest people of the Company. St. George

The benefit of the gift is appropriated to the present Barnet 0 3 4

almspeople. (See my report on Moseley's and other

charities, the investment of which forms the Sydenham 1 6 8

estate.) The sum of 6s. 8d. a year for the prisoners has not been

Holt's GIFT. paid since Lady Day 1862.*

Alexander Holt by his will in 1659 gave to the Company

101., the interest to be given to the almsfolk. No specific St. Helen's ALMSHOUSES.

record of this sum remains, but it will appear that the payHasilwood's Gifts.

ments to the almspeople far exceed what this sum could John Hasilwood, by his will of the 16th January 1544,

produce. gave to the company 3001. and certain plate and lead to

OFFLEY AND OTHERS. purchase the site of the late Monastery of St. Helen's, to

Loan Charities. make therein a common hall, and to purchase lands and tenements for the payment to four almsmen and three In 1594, Hugh OMey gave, to be lent out at £ almswomen weekly of 8d. each and two sacks of coal over

interest

- 170 and besides the dwelling-houses to be provided for thenı by

And in 1597, James Elliott

50 the Company

1612, William Smith

20 The almshouses are in Clarke's Place, St. Helen's, and

1636, George Goodwyn

20 consist of a house with two outer entrances, with rooms to be lent to poor members gratis.

Imspeople, four freemen and three widows of And in 1695 Samuel Baker gave 2001. to be lent to freemen. The men may be married. They have two rooms freemen at one per cent. interest. for each person. The approaches to the rooms are very

Since the report of the Commissioners of Inquiry an narrow and through wooden partitions, which in the information was filed by the Attorney General at the relation absence of any other outlet would render these dwellings

of Thomas Spencer Hall and George Smitli, stating the very dangerous to life in case of fire. It is contemplated

above gifts, and praying: to remove these almshouses and form another wing to the

That an account might be taken of the several sums aimshouses at Barnet, adding at the same time to the given to the Company upon the trusts before-mentioned, income of the estate by the appropriation of their present

and of the interest reserved thereon by the said Company site with adjoining property, if it can be acquired, to other from the time of such bequests, and in case it should appear purposes.

that during any number of years the said sums had been The seven almspeople receive the following payment applied by the said Company to their own use or contrary and allowances in addition to occasional gifts on public

to the trusts thereof, then that an account might be taken occasions :

of what was due in respect of interest on the monies so

£ s. d. misapplied, and that rests might be made in taking suck 10s. per week each

182 0 0 accounts, and that it might be declared that both the said 2 tons of coals each per year, 14 tons 17 10 0 original sums and also what should appear due in respect of ll. a year each at the two livery

interest were applicable to the trusts upon which the said dinners

7 0 0 sums respectively were originally given to the Company,

and that the same might be applied accordingly, and it 206 10 0 might be referred to the Master to settle a proper scheme

for such application, and that all accounts might likewise In addition to these, there are the following disburse

be taken, if necessary, of all other sums received by the ments :

said Company for loans for poor members of the said

s. d. Company, and that such other monies might be duly Water rate

1 1 2 applied under the direction of the Court. Gas

7 11 0

On the 25th July 1835 a decree was made by the Master Cleaning the windows .

2 4 0 of the Rolls, whereby it was ordered that the defendants be Repairs (average, say)

10 0 0

charged with the several sums amounting together to Insurance

3 0 0

4601. And that it be referred to the Master to settle and Rates and taxes

4 0 0 approve of a scheme for the lending out of the monies and

for the application of the interest to arise therefrom, regard 27 16 2 being had to the intentions of the respective donors in

making the said gifts.

for seven

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* CHARITY OF John SCRAGGS. (See footnote as to Charities for Poor Prisoners.)

* St. Helen's ALMSHOUSES.

Hasilwood's Gifts.
The proposed additions to the almshouses at Barnet
have been made, and the inmates of the almshouses in
Clarke's Place, Bishopsgate, have been removed thereto.

£ s.

The Master made his report, and a scheme was settled by 6th.- That a book shall be provided by the said Leatherhim in 1835, of which the printed paper apnexed is a copy. sellers’ Company and kept by their clerk, in which shall be

Under this scheme the Company, having paid the costs entered the names and residences of the respective borof the relators, and those of the Company and the Attorney rowers and their sureties, their business, the sums lent, the General, amounting together to 2071. 15s. 4d., retained a times of making the loans, and when payable, and any balance of 2521. 4s. 8d. applicable to loans, of which 1501. other particulars that may be thought material or necessary, only has been lent, and that sum has been subsequently and that such book shall be open to the inspection of any repaid.

of the members of the said Leathersellers’ Company at all

reasonable times, without expense. Scheme for the future administration of the BeneFAC

7th.- That from and immediately after any of the monies TIONS under the wills of Mr. Hugh OFFLEY, called in shall be received notice shall be posted up in Mr. John ELLIOTT,

Mr.

WILLIAM SMITH, some conspicuous place in the common hall of the said Mr GEORGE Goodwyn, and Mr. SAMUEL BAKER, Leathersellers’ Company that such monies are ready to be as settled by the Court of Chancery, 1835.

advanced as loans to young freemen in manner aforesaid. 1594. Hugh Ofey, 1701.

8th.—That notice of the said fund, or such part thereof 1597. John Elliott, 501.

as is now in hand, shall be immediately in like manner 1612. William Smith, 201.

posted up as ready to be advanced on ioans to young free1656. George Goodwyn, 201.

men of the said Company, in business, at or after such rate 1695. Samuel Baker, 2001.

of interest as aforesaid.

9th.– That the articles of this scheme shall be printed, 1st.–That so much of the said four hundred and sixty and put up in the common hall of the said Company of pounds as shall remain after payment of the costs of this Leathersellers. suit be lent out in loans in manner following :—That is to say, the sum of thirty pounds to a poor young freeman of The Payments referred to in the 5th clause. the Bowyers' Company, on bond, at interest, after the rate

d. of two pounds ten shillings per cent, per annum; and the sum of twenty pounds to a young freeman of the Fletchers'

Master and Wardens of

the Leathersellers' Company, on bond, at interest, after the like rate of two

1 pounds ten shillings per cent. per annum.

Company

0 0 And the 1201.

0 residue thereof to a young freeman of the said Leather

Poor of the said Company 2 0

Clerk of the do. 0 10 0 sellers’ Company, who shall be in business, and require the

Beadle of the do. 0 10 0 same in sums not exceeding one hundred pounds to each

Mr. Offley's freeman, for a period of three years, bearing interest at or

Poor of the Bowyers'
Money
Company

0 10 0 after the rate of two pounds ten shillings per cent. per

301.

Clerk of the Bowyers' annum, upon bond, with two good sureties for the repay

Company ment, to be approved of by the court of assistants of the

0 5 0

Poor of the Fletchers' said Leathersellers' Company for the time being. But in case no application for the said respective loans of thirty

0 6 8 Company 201.

Clerk of the Fletchers' pounds and twenty pounds should be made by or on

Company behalf of a freeman of the said Bowyers' Company and

0 3 4 Fletchers' Company respectively, within three calendar months after notice to them respectively, that such sums

£5 5 0 are ready to be lent ont in loans as aforesaid ; then it shall be lawful for the said Leathersellers’ Company to lend out

GRAVENER's Gift. the same to young freemen of their own Company. And the same course to be pursued as often as the said two Elizabeth Gravener by her will of the 30th November, sums shall be called in or required, on the occasion of

1555 gave certain lands at Shabcombe, Devon, on failure again lending out the same.

of estates tail, to the Company, on trust to sell the 2nd.—That each applicant for such loans shall, at the

same and distribute the money in alms, as well towards respective times of the same being made, give a bond with

the reparation of highways, and also towards the marriage two sureties as may be required, whereby they shall become

of certain poor maids, and relief of prisoners and other jointly and severally bound to the said Leathersellers' poor people in and about the city of London. Company in a penalty of double the amount of the sum

This Charity was the subject of an information of the borrowed, conditioned for the repayment of the said

Attorney General ex officio, filed in August 1825 against principal sum within three calendar months from the

the Company, praying that one moiety of the estate in lending thereof; but the calling in of the said loans is not

Chipping Barnet therein-before mentioned, and purchased to be made, nor the said bonds put in force, until the

with the sum of 4121. 10s., part of the produce of the

Shabcombe Estate, might be declared to be applicable to the expiration of three years from the date thereof, unless it shall be manifest to the said Leathersellers’ Company, upon

trusts in the said will, and that an account might be taken good grounds, that any of the obligors are not responsible,

of the rents of said estates received by the Company in or are unable to satisfy the same, in which case it shall be

respect of said Charity; and what should appear upon such lawful for the said Leathersellers’ Company to call in the

account to have been received, after deductions, what they

should have expended in support of the objects of said money, and in case of non-payment to put the said bonds in

founder's bounty, and what they had paid in redemption of force, unless the borrower, being or continuing solvent, can another surety or other sureties of substance, as the

the lanı tax upon one moiety of said estate might be paid procure

into Court upon the trusts to which same were applicable, case may require, and the said company shall judge necessary; and in the event of the borrower becoming insolvent

and that it might be referred to the Master to settle a scheme

for the future application of the funds of said Charity, or in distressed circumstances, or in the opinion of the said court of assistants unable to discharge the said loans, that

and that a receiver might be appointed of one moiety of

said rents of said trust estate, and that the defendants then it shall be lawful for the said Leathersellers' Company

might be restrained by the direction of the Court from any immediately thenceforth to put the said bonds in force against the said borrower and his sureties, or such of them

further receipt of the rents.

By the decree made on the hearing of the 6th May 1830 as the said Company shall think fit.

it was declared that the Charity was entitled to one moiety 3rd. --That on the death of any borrower before the said of the rents of the estate situate at Barnet, Herts, and it three years shall expire the said Leathersellers' Company

was ordered that it should be referred to the Master to shall call in the money, and in case of non-payment put whom the suit between the same parties respecting Robert the bond in force against his representatives and sureties,

Rogers’ Charity had been referred to take an account of and all persons liable thereon.

the rents of said moiety from 1813 received by the 4th.—That the respective borrowers shall bear and pay defendants, or for their use, and it was ordered that all proper and necessary charges and expenses of and the Master should inquire in what manner such moiety attending the making and executing the bonds, and all

had been applied since that time, and it was ordered that other matters relative thereto.

the said Master should approve of a scheme for the future 5th. That out of the interest to be paid by the application of the funds of said Charity. borrowers the several specific sums stipulated to be paid by The Master made his Report, dated the 23rd May 1845 the donors as hereinbefore mentioned, amounting to the (confirmed by Order of the 8th July 1845), and the followyearly sum of five pounds and five shillings, be paid by the ing scheme was framed. said Leathersellers' Company accordingly. And the residue

SCHEME. of such interest, after payment of any incidental expenses, be paid, and applied to, and for the benefit of, poor free- 1st. That the Leathersellers' Company, as trustees of the men of the said Leathersellers' Company.

several Charities shall provide a book, in which they sha!! cause to be entered an account of what the Charity pro- The disbursements on account of the Charity are :perty now consists; and also an account of the persous

£ $. d. to whom the same and every part thereof is from time to

The payment for prisoners in the Queen's time let, and at what rents, and under what terms and

Bench, Fleet, and Marshalsea, has been ronditions, and whether by lease or otherwise; and also

made up to Midsummer 1862 at the the particulars of every fresh letting which may hereafter

rate of 2s. each. The same sum being take place, and of all proceedings relating to such

apportioned to the King's Bench, property.

Marshalsea, Newgate, Fleet, Poultry, 2nd. That the said Company shall, from time to time, and Wood Street, the Company having let the Charity property, reserving the best improved rent exercised the discretion given them, which the same is reasonably worth, without taking any under the scheme, of adhering to the fine or foregift.

old rates. The three City prisons have 3rd. That the said Company shall keep a separate received the payments up to the present account of their receipts and disbursements in respect of time through Mr. Temple

2 8 0 the Charity, and shall once or oftener in every year make up such account and audit the same.

The remainder has been applied to the general charity 4th. That the said Company shall, out of the clear income account of the Company. of the Charity, be at liberty to apply at their discretion not The general charity account of the Company comprises exceeding one-third part thereof in relieving poor prisoners, the payments for : imprisoned in the prisons of London, in such proportions The Barnet Almshouses. (See my report thereon.) and at such times as the said Company shall consider The January distribution (mentioned in my report of proper, or to place the same, or any part thereof, at the

Ferbras' Gift). disposal of the Lord Mayor for the time being of the city

The payments to quarterly pensioners who are widows of London, to be applied by him in relieving such destitute

of freemen. poor persons as he inay think deserving of relief.

Occasional gifts to charitable objects and to disap5th. That the said Company shall apply the remainder

pointed candidates for almshouses. of the clear income of the Charity for the benefit of such poor, aged, and deserving almsmen and almswomen, in

The expenditure in respect of the Barnet Almshouses

and their inmates amounts to about 4501. a year. such manner, as they in their discretion shall think right. 6th. That the Company shall be at liberty to visit the

The payments to quarterly pensioners are at the rate of property every year, and upon such visitation to apply not

41. a year. The number of recipients vary from 21 to 25.

£84. exceeding five pounds from the rents towards the expense

There are at present but 21 of such visitation.

The occasional gifts in special applications and emer7th. That this scheme shall be printed, and a printed

gencies amount to about 201. or 251. a year.* copy sent to the Lord Mayor for the time being within one week after his coming into office.

ROGERS' Gift. The present state of the Charity is as follows:

Robert Rogers, by his will of the 11th September 1601,

£ $. d. gave 4001. to the Company to be employed in lands, and 1. A blacksmith's shop and garden, in the

that the house should have 40s. a year, and the rest go to town of Barnet, nearly opposite the

two poor scholars, students of Divinity at Cambridge, and Red Lion,” let to Wm. Cripps on

two of Oxford. lease for seven years from Michaelmas

And he gave to the Company 2001., to be lent to four 1858 at 241. a year (one moiety)

12 0 0 young men at 61. 13s. 1d. interest to be paid2. A farm at Under Hill, in the county of

£ Hertford, house and farm buildings

To poor prisoners of the City in and land, 71a. 2r. 11p., let to Charles

bread

4 0 0 Bryant from Lady Day 1850 for 21 years

For coal to the almspeople

2 0 0 at 1501., determinable at the end of

To the master and wardens

0 10 0
seven or 14 years (one moiety)

75 00
To the clerk and beadle

0 3 4 3. Three houses (adjoining the house let to

And he gave 1001., to be lent to five young men, 201. a Cripps), and a garden and a field,

piece, each to pay 1,000 good Kentish billet, and 78. in 2a. Or. 23p., let to John Shirley from

money to the poor almispeople. Michaelmas 1824 for 61 years on

This Charity was the subject of an information against building lease at 201. (one moiety) 10 0 0 the Company, under which a decree was made, bearing 4. A strip of land, running parallel with the

date the 6th May 1830. Whereby it was ordered that it high road, and let to J. G. Chester from

should be referred to the master to take an account of 24th September 1813 for 61 years at a

one moiety of the rents of the estate at Barnet, Herts, rent of 41. (one moiety)

2 0 0 from 1813, received by the defendants, or for their use,

and that he should inquire in what manner such moiety £99 0 0

of the rents had been applied since that time, and the To the foregoing rents there are to be added

master was to state any special circumstances relating the dividends on a sum of 561, Os. 2d.

thereto. And it was ordered that the master should 31. per. cent. Consols, standing in the

approve of a scheme for the future application of the corporate name of the Company, part of

funds and the regulation of the said Charity. a larger sum of stock. This sum of

The master made his report, and a scheme was accor561. Os. 2d. has been produced by a

dingly settled in 1845, of which the printed paper annexed return of income tax for a series of

years.
It produces annual dividends of

1 13 8
The estate of the Charity is as follows:-

£ $. d. £100 13 8

1. A blacksmith's shop and garden, in the

town of Barnet, nearly opposite the The outgoings of this property are:

* Red Lion,” let to William Cripps on £ s. d.

lease for seven years, from Michaelmas Expenses of visitation, under the 6th clause

1858, at 241. a year (one moiety)

12 0 0 of the scheme

5 0 0 2. A farm at Underhill, Herts, house, farm, Insurance on the farm-house and buildings

buildings, and land, 71a. 2r. 11p., let to in the town of Barnet

2 5 0

Charles Bryant from Lady Day 1850 for Receiver of the rents (poundage)

5 12 0

21 years, at 1501, a year (determinable In the year 1862 there was a charge for the

at the end of seven or 14 years) (one surveyor of 61. 4s. 2d. connected with

moiety)

75 00 the application of a railway company,

3. Three houses, adjoining to house let to but this is an exceptional expense

Cripps, and a garden and field of

2a. Or. 22p., let to John Shirley. from
£12 17 0

Michaelmas 1824, for 61 years, on a
building lease at 201. (one moiety)

s. d.

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* CHARITY OF ELIZABETH GRAVENER. (See footnote as to Charities for Poor Prisoners.)

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£ S. d. 8th.—That the said Company shall cause notice to be 4. A strip of land, running parallel with the

given at a court of assistants of the said Company for the high road, let to J. G. Cheek, from

period of one month before any election shall take place of 24th September 1813 for 61 years, at 41.

such poor students to receive such annual payments, and a year (one moiety)

2 0 0 shall give notice thereof to the vice-chancellor of the A sum of 561. Os. 20. Consols, produced by a

university where each vacancy as it arises shall occur, and return of income tax. Dividends

1 13 8 request a list of candidates to be furnished to them from

such university, with testimonials as to their respective £100 13 8 qualifications in respect of piety, morals, learning, and

talents, and shall transmit with such request a copy of The outgoings of the estate are the same as those in the

their rules. Grasvenor Charity, excepting that the scheme in this case 9th. That the said Company shall make and preserve a allows 21. for the use of the Company in the place of 51.

list containing the names of the several persons elected for the expenses of visitation in the former cases, reducing

scholars, and shall also obtain and preserve receipts for the their outgoings in this case to 91. 17s. Od. a year, which,

amount of payments which may be made by them to such being deducted from 1001. 13s. 8d., leaves an annual net

persons respectively. income of 901. 16s. 8d.

10th.–That this scheme shall be printed, and a copy The court of assistants of the Company elect four given to each member of the court of the Company. exhibitioners, two for Oxford, and two for Cambridge,

1lth.- That a copy shall also be sent to the Vicewhich are held for four years of bonâ fide residence. The

Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and to the ViceCompany have lately adopted the course of appointing an

Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and to the examiner at the Universities, opening the exhibitions to

heads of colleges and halls of the said universities respeccompetition for all undergraduates on the occasion of a

tively. * vacancy. The report of the examiner, accompanying a statement

TAYLOR'S GIFT. of the parentage and pecuniary means of every candidate, is laid before the court of assistants, and the election is

Edward Taylor, by his will of the 10th March 1565, made upon the facts thus furnished by the majority of

gave to the Company two messuages in St. Olave, Jewry, the Court voting according to the discretion of the indi.

to distribute amongst the poorest people in the Poultry vidual members. The residue is divided equally amongst

Compter a kilderkin of beer and 12 pennyworth of bread, them. The exhibitions average about 201. a year each.

and the same to the Wood St. Compter, Newgate, the Fleet, SCHEME for the future administration of the BENEFACTION

King's Bench, and the Marshalsea. under the Will of Mr. Robert ROGERS, dated 11th

The Company have paid 11. Is. a quarter each to the September 1601, as settled by the Court

Queen's Bench Prison, Marshalsea, and Fleet, to Midsummer

1862. The sum of 41. 4s. a year has been paid for each of CHANCERY, 1845.

the prisons of Newgate, Poultry, and Giltspur St., to 1st.—That the Leathersellers' Company, as trustees of Mr. Temple to the present time, and continues to be paid. the Charity, shall provide a book, in which they shall cause The Company still hold the property in the Old Jewry to be entered an account of what the charity property now

on which the revt-charge is imposed, and they also hold a consists, and to whom the same and every part thereof is sum of stock arising from an investment of the property from time to time let, and at what rent or rents, and under tax returned, as it would seem inaccurately, on the entire what terms and conditions, and whether by lease or other- estate, which is the property of the Company, only subject wise; and also the particulars of every letting which may to the charge.* hereafter take place, and of all proceedings relating to such property.

OFFLEY'S GIFT. 2nd. That the said Company shall from time to time let the said charity property, reserving the best improved Hugh Offey, by his will of the 14th May 1594, gave to rent which the same is reasonably worth, without taking the Company 1201., 1001. to be lent for two years to two any fine or foregift.

young men, each paying 31. 6s. 8d, a year for interest, and 3rd.—That the said Company shall keep a separate

the 201. to be lent to two young men at 138. 4d. interest, account of their receipts and disbursements in respect of such interest to be distributed the Charity property, and shall once or oftener in every year make up such account and audit the same.

To poor decayed men of the Company 4th. ---That the said Company shall, out of the clear To the clerk and beadle annual income of the said Charity property, be at liberty to and the residue to the master and wardens. apply 40s. for their own use, and the residue of such clear annual income, after deducting such sum of 40s., shall be This was part of the subject of the suit relating to the applied in maintaining four poor scholars, students of loan charities, and the Company is therein charged with Divinity, two at Cambridge and two at Oxford, such poor the capital of 1701. There is no specific gift to the poor in scholars to be chosen by the Leathersellers’ Company, respect of the interest of this fund, but the general gift to according to such rules as the Company shall from time the poor of the Company far exceeds the amount arising to time lay down, it being always one of such rules that from these sources, from among the candidates who, from their want of means, shall be considered eligible, those shall be selected without

Moseley's BENEFACtion to KINVER, STAFFORDSHIRE, favour or partiality who, accoriling to the testimonials

and an Exhibition. which they shall produce and the examination (if any), which they shall have undergone, shall appear to be most Wm. Moseley, by his will of the 5th September 1617, distinguished in respect of piety, morals, learning, and gave to the Company 2001. to purchase lands and tenetalents.

ments, and deduct from the rents 20s. a year for the use of 5th.-i'hat the said residue shall be distributed to such

the Company, and pay two-thirds of the residue for a four

poor scholars in four equal parts, one of such parts to weekly sermon at Kinver, and the other third to the free each person, who shall continue to receive the same for a school at Kinver. period of four years, provided they continue resident at the And he also gave 1001. to the Company to purchase University which they shall have entered, unless either of lands and deduct from the rents 10s, a year for the use of them shall before the expiration of such terni receive any the Company, and pay the residue for some poor scholar ecclesiastical preferment.

at Oxford or Cambridge. 6th.—That before any payment is made the recipient There is also a clause in the will not set forth in the shall furnish a certificate of residence, signed by the tutor report of the Commissioners of Inquiry (vol. 10, p. 248), of the college or hall to which he shall belong.

whereby the testator gave to the Company a legacy of 100i. 7th.-That two months before the expiration of such in trust for Richard Moseley for his life, with remainder to period of four years the said Company shall choose and his children, with a proviso that, in case the said Richard elect a person to succeed each scholar whose term of enjoy- Moseley should die without children living at his decease, ment of the said annual payment shall be about to expire ; or they should die under 21, then he gave the 1001. to the and in case such term shall be put an end to by his Company, to the intent that they should, out of the benefit acceptance of any ecclesiastical preferment, or ceasing to and profit which should arise therefrom, distribute 5l. reside, shall proceed, subject to the following rules, to elect yearly amongst the most needing and poorest people of the a successor with all due expedition.

Company for ever.

* CHARITY OF Robert Rogers. (See footnote as to Charities for Poor Prisoners.)

* CHARITY OF EDWARD TAYLOR. (See footnote as to Charities for Poor Prisoners.)

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