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Total receipts during the year Balance, 31st December

44 16 0
0 8 9

43 1 0 2 3 9

45 4 9

45 4 9

Mr. Roger DANIEL's Trust, 1881.

£ $. d.

£ s. d.

1881.

1881.

To cash received
Of the paymaster-general of the Court of

Chancery ex parte the Great Eastern
Railway Company, dividends
3361. 188. three per cent. Consols
Return of property tax on dividends

0 11 4 0 5 1

on

10 2 2
1 4 7

15 17 6

Balance, 31st December

11 6 9
18 3 2

12 16 0

29 9 11

29 9 11

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Total expenditure during the year
Balance, 1st January

By cash paid

Receiver of rents
Property tax on dividends
The Leathersellers' Company, cash ad-

vanced 26th March 1878 to purchase
stock in the name of the official trustees
of charitable funds, viz., 161. 13s. 4d.

£ s. d.
The parish of Allhallows the
Less, 2 years' gift

16 0 0
Less land tax-

3 4 0

By cash paid

Property tax on dividends -
Balance, January 1st
Balance, December 31st

By balance, 31st December

£ 8. d.

£ s. d.

1881.

1881.

10 18 0

To cash received

Dividends on 3631. 6s. 8d. Consols.
Of the trustees of Broad Street Ward

Schools, a year's rentcharge
Return of property tax on dividends
Total receipts during the year
Balance, 31st December

By cash paid

Gifts to the poor of the Company.
Receiver of rents
Property tax on dividends-
Total expenditure during the year
Balance, 1st January

12 18 0
0 13 8
0 5 5

2 0 0
0 14 5

13 12 5
18 2 6

13 17 1
12 17 10

26 14 11

26 14 11

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By cash received of John Mansfield a year's interest on loan of 1001., due 27th November 1881

Balance, 1st January

By cash paid receiver of rents

Balance, 31st December

1 19 9

2 10 0 69 12 4

72 2 4

72 2 4

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PAINTERS' COMPANY.

TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR

ENGLAND AND WALES.

In pursuance of a Minute of the Board of the 1st day of November 1864, I have inquired into the condition and circumstances of the following Charities under the management of the Painters' otherwise Painter-Stainers' Company, of the City of London; and I have stated in the Report, under the head of each specific endowment, the result of my investigation : Evans' Charity

- Page 207 Dorothy Smith's Charity

207 Mrs. Shank's

207 Mrs. Grainger's

207 Mrs. Yeates'

207 Fairchild's

207 Stock's Charities Syddall's Charity

208 The title of this Company is, “The Master, Wardens, “ Assistants, and Commonalty of the Freemen of the Art “ and Mystery of Painters, otherwise Painter-Stainers, “ within the City of London.”

The Company is constituted of a Master and two Wardens, one styled the upper and the other the renter warden, and a Court of Assistants, making altogether 22 members of the Court, who are chosen from the livery. The liverymen are about 90 in number, of whom 45 are painters or house decorators by trade. They are increasing in number. The number of freemen cannot be known.

their trouble and expenses, The sum which had been realised under this gift at the time of the last inquiry was 8,7291. Is. 3d. 3 per cent. reduced stock. The sum has since been increased by the falling in of annuities given by the will, and it now amounts to 10,2741. 10s. 8d. 3 per cent. reduced stock, which stands in the corporate name of the Company, being part of a sum of 12,0871. 28. 8d. like stock. The dividends, amounting to 3081. 4s. Bd. per annum, are distributed amongst 28 pensioners of 101. each, all of whom are single women, and in other respects fall within the description of the pensioners to whom Stock's Charity is given. The remaining dividends are carried to the clerk's salary and the expenses of the Company. A small fraction is given away occasionally as a supernumerary pension. The clause which enlarges the terms of the description in the event of the persons to be preferred not being found, has not been required to be acted on, but the Company have sometimes transferred pensioners from Stock's list to Shank's, when the limitations have been regarded as too strict or less applicable.

207

Mrs. MARY GRAINGER'S CHARITY. Mrs. Mary Grainger, by her will of the 18th February 1808, gave to the Company 1,0001. 4 per cent. stock, the dividends to be applied for the benefit of blind men. The 1,0001. 4 per cents were converted into 1,1001. 3 per cent. consols, which stands in the name of the Company, and is part of a sum of 11,5701. 158. 8d. like stock. The dividends, amounting to 331., are given away in three pensions of 101. apiece, and 11. a year is added to Smith and Yeates' to make up the pensions by them to 101. The remainder, amounting to 21., is paid to the Company as expenses of distribution, advertisements, &c., and in aid of the clerk's salary.

Mrs. ANNE YEATES' and Mrs. Smith's CHARITY.

£ s.

Thomas Evans' CHARITY. Thomas Evans, by his will of the 6th April 1687, gave to the Company a piece of ground, whereon were erected six messuages, and he directed the Company to pay

d. To the poor of the parish of Bassishaw 2 0 0 To a free school at Ashburn

1 0 0 To the poor of St. Alphage parish

0 13 4 Do. do.

4 0 0 The property on which these charges are imposed consists of four houses in Evans' Court, Basinghall Street, and one in Basinghall Street, at the corner of the court, and they produce a net income of 1251. a year. The Company pay 1l. 12s. a year to the church wardens of St. Michael Bassishaw, and two sums of 13s. 4d. and 31. 48. to the churchwardens of the parish of St. Alphage, the former as the gift of Mrs. Chamberlain, and the latter as the gift of Thomas Evans. There has not been any payment to a free school in Derbyshire, and such a charge, if any existed, must have been long since barred. The remainder of the income forms the proper funds of the Company.

Mrs. Anne Yeates, by her will of the 22nd March 1794, left the residue of her personal estate to be divided between the hospitals for the blind and for incurable lunatics. Under a suit in the Court of Chancery, this Company received, in 1813, 1131. 10s. in respect of this legacy for the benefit of the blind, which they laid out in 2001. 3 per cent. reduced. By some additions arising from accumulations of the dividends of this fund, and of the dividends of Mrs. Smith's gift applicable to like purposes, the capital of this Charity was in August 1821 raised to 3001. 3 per cent. reduced stock, and which is now standing in the corporate name of the Company as part of a larger sum, The sum of 3001. stock producing only 91. a year, a sum of 1l. a year is taken from Mrs. Grainger's gift, which makes up a pension of 101. a year that is paid to a blind person elected according to the general rules laid down by the Company.

DOROTHY Smith's CHARITY.

Dorothy Smith, by her will of the 25th January 1790, gave 5001. 3 per cents “ to the Governors of the Charity for the Relief of Blind Persons.” The gift was construed as a bequest to Christ's Hospital, as well as to the Painters' Company, both corporations being trustees for blind persons. The sum of 2501. stock was only received, and the dividends being allowed to accumulate brought the amount to 3771. 5s. 1d. 3 per cent. consols, part of a larger sum in the corporate name of the Company, and producing a gross yearly income of 111. 6s. 4d., which is disposed of by paying 101. to a blind pensioner elected under the general rules (see Stock's Charity), 9s. 7d. is generally carried to expenses of adıninistration, and the rest is allowed to accumulate, and at present amounts to 71. 3s. 10d. cash.

Fairchild's Charity. John Fairchild, who died in 1806, left the residue of his personal estate to the Company, the interest to be distributed amongst the poor at Christmas. The sum of 1,5121. 12s. 3 per cent. reduced annuities, being the produce of this gift, stands in the corporate name of the Company as part of a larger sum of like stock; and the dividends, amounting to 45l. 7s. 6d., are distributed by the Court of Assistants on the first Wednesday in every January in open Court to poor widows of members of the Company and decayed freemen. The gift is occasional, but it is rarely taken from a person whose name has been placed on the list. The money in the poor-box is commonly added to these dividends, and generally given to the poor women coming under the description. At the last distribution three persons received 41. each ; eight, 31. each; six, 21. each ; three, 11. 10s. each; and one, 1l. 128. 6d.; making altogether about 541.

Mrs. Jane Shank's CHARITY. Mrs. Jane Shank, by her will of the 7th July 1795, gave the clear residue of her personal estate to the Company, upon trust to invest the same in the funds, and to divide the dividends into 12 parts, and apply i ths in payment of pensions of 101. a year to indigent blind women, and to retain the remaining twelfth part as a compensation for

Stock's CHARITIES. John Stock, by his will of the 26th February 1780, (inter alia) gave to the Company 3,5001. consols, upon trust to pay the dividends to the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy. And he directed that the said Corporation should

yearly, about Christinas, nominate 10 poor clergymen to The Company pay income tax on so much of the fund receive 101. each annually, preference to be given to those as is not distributed for purposes of charity, which amounts who should be, or have been, married ; the said 10 curates to from 51. to 101. a year, bringing up the disbursements not to have incomes exceeding 401. yearly each. And he to 1,6401. and upwards. gave 51. a year to the Secretary of the said Corporation. And he also gave to the Company 4,2001. consols, upon

SYDDALL's Charity. trust to apply out of the dividends 1001. yearly amongst Miss Ann Rhodes Syddall, by her will of the 26th De10 poor journeymen painters free of the Company, and to

oember 1857, bequeathed to Stock's Charity for the Blind two decayed liverymen of the Company, of not less than

1,0001., to be paid out of such part of her personal estate 50 years of age, 101. apiece; and to the clerk of the said

as might be lawfully appropriated to such purpose. The Company 61. a year for his trouble.

legacy duty was deducted, and the Company on the And by a codicil to his will, of the 25th June 1781, he 2nd August 1861 received 9001. 7s. 9d., which was invested gave to the Company his residuary personal estate for on the 2nd September 1861 in 9931. 10s. 7d. 3 per cent. blind and distressed people, in the words and manner of an consols, which stands in the corporate name of the Comannual payment, to be as the Rev. Mr. Hetherington's, at pany, part of a larger sum, and the dividends amount to Christ's Hospital.

291. 16s. a year.

On January 5th, 1863, the Company Under the gift of the residue, the Company received from received 441. 14s., being three half year's interest, and they the executors a transfer of 55,0001. 3 per cent. reduced then paid three pensions of 101. each to pensioners elected stock in the corporate naines of the Painters' and Drapers' under the general rule.

It is intended to invest the Companies. It is stated that the will was the subject of a 141, 14s., and add it to the 9931, 10s. 7d., so as to create suit in equity, probably for the administration of the

a capital sufficient to support three pensions together, with testator's estates, but I have not been able to obtain any a small payment in exoneration of the charges of the copy of the proceedings.

administration. The first gift, for the benefit of poor curates, consists of All which I submit to the Board. a sum of 3,5001. 3 per cent. consols standing in the cor

Thos. HARE, porate name of the Painters' Company (part of a sum of 27th January 1865.

Inspector of Charities. 7,7001. like stock). The dividends, amo

nounting to 1051. a year after deducting the income tax, are paid over to the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy, by whom they are

CHARITIES to the Aged Blind distributed by the distributed.

PAINTERS' otherwise PAINTER STAINERS' COMPANY. The dividends on the remainder of the sum of 7,7001. like stock, consisting of 4,2001., amounting to 1261. a year, The charities to the aged blind consist of annual pensions are applied as follows :

of 101., distributed under the wills of John Stock, Esq.,

£ Mrs. Jane Shank, Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Mrs. Mary Grainger, Two decayed liverymen of the Company, elected

Mrs. Frances Yeates, and Miss Ann Rhodes Syddall

. by the Master, Wardens, and Court of Assist.

Petitioners for the said Charities must beants, receive each 101. a year

20

Sixty-one years of age complete. Ten poor painters, who must be freemen of

Have been totally blind for three years. some of the London Companies, who receive,

Unable to maintain themselves. not for life, but during the time they are

In distressed circumstances. disabled, 101. a year each.

100

Born in England, not in Wales or Scotland. (The particular complaint referred to in the

Must have lived three years in their present parish or will is stated to be less common than for

place of residence. merly, but persons suffering from illness

Have no income for life above 101. a year, or receive brought on by this work are generally found

any benefaction to that amount. in sufficient numbers.)

Have never received alms from any parish or place as The clerk of the Company for the administra

a pauper. tion of the Charity

6

Never been a common beggar.

Of sober life and conversation. £126

These being the qualifications prescribed by the bene

factors and donors of the Charities, the trustees cannot The dividends of the 55,0001. 3 per cent. reduced stock, depart from them in the slightest degree; and they must the Charity for the Blind, amount to 1,6501. a year.

be testified to by the minister and the churchwardens of The number of blind persons elected on this foundation the parish in which the petitioner resides. The petitioner as pensioners for life (provided they have not from private must also furnish certificates of baptism ; if married, of means more than 101. a year) are 138. The qualifications marriage, and of total blindness from a surgeon. of the recipients are specified in printed rules, which I Petitions are only issued from the 25th October until the append. I append also a printed list setting out the names 30th of November inclusive, between the hours of 10 and 2 of all the pensioners.

o'clock; and no petition will be knowingly issued to an

£ d. applicant who is not fully qualified. The sum thus disposed of is

1,380 0 0 The election takes place on the second Wednesday in To the clerk of the Company

93 13 4 December annually. The allowance to the Company for

the expenses of management, ad-
vertising, printing, &c., about 162 0 0

On the election of a pensicner, a certificate, containing This is affected by the amount of the

a receipt stamp and full instructions to enable the annuiincome tax, which is deducted from

tant to receive the pension, is forwarded the first week in the gross charge of 1621.

January annually, to the minister of the parish in which 1,635 13 4

the pensioner resides. This certificate must be properly executed by the minister and churchwardens, and presented

for payment at the Hall on the days specified. A sum of 3881. ls. Id. stock, part of the capital of this

Petitions should be completed with all convenient speed, fund, is treated as being applicable to provide the expenses

and carefully examined previously to being returned. of the supervisors of the charities of the testator appointed

The name of the person who undertakes the management under the following clause :

of the case should be inserted at the left-hand corner of “I do hereby appoint the president, or in his absence the treasurer, of the Society of the Sons of the Clergy,

the petition in the blank left for that purpose.

The ministers or officers of parishes, and the relations the president or treasurer of Christ's Hospital, the

and frieuds of pensioners, are earnestly requested to give alderman or deputy of the ward of Farringdon Within,

immediate notice to the clerk of the Company in case of the masters of the Mercers' and Drapers' Companies,

death or disqualification, as the absence of such notice may the vicar of Christchurch, and the master of the

retard the election of deserving applicants. Painters' Company, trustees, supervisors, and inspectors of such part of my will as relates to charitable endowments."

OTHER CHARITIEs distributed by the PAINTERS' The supervisors, however, have never attended or per

COMPANY. formed the supposed duty from the settlement of the Charity Endowments in 1785 up to this time. The divi- Mr. John Stock's Charity to two decayed liverymen of dends on this portion, amounting to somewhat more than the Company, of the age of 50 years and upwards, in pen101. a year, would, I presume, have fallen into the general sions of 10l. per annum. income of the Company, as a payment to which they are The pensions are paid half-yearly, viz., in the first wecks liable, but have not been called upon to make.

in May and October.

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