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TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR their own funds, distribute from 1501. to 2001. to their ENGLAND AND WALES.
poorer members, according to a scale which they have
settled, having regard to the position they have held in In pursuance of a Minute of the Board of the 1st No
the Company; and these small charities are added to the vember 1864, I have inquired into the condition and
sums so given, so as to make up the allowances settled by circumstances of the following charities under the man- the scale. There are 36 persons on the poor list, 26 men agement of the Pewterers' Company of the City of and 10 women ; the highest sum on the list is 361. a year, London, and I have stated in the report, under the head and the lowest 51., but there have been cases in which the of each specific endowment, the result of my investi
highest sum has been exceeded out of the bounty of the gation :
Page Astelyn's Charity
INGOLE'S CHARITY. Catcher's
Daniel Ingole, by his will of the 14th January 1690, Ingole's
gave his farm at East Ham, Essex, to J. Marloe and his Robins'
229 heirs, charging the same with 61. a year for the Company, Greggs'
to be distributed yearly amongst the poor of the Company Randall's
on the 5th of November. The rentcharge of 61. is paid in Leach's
full by Mr. Jabez Abbott, a farmer at Wall End, East Clarke's
Ham, Essex, who is supposed to be either the owner or Jackson's
occupier of the land charged. Howard's
It is distributed in the manner mentioned under the Parker's
head of Stray's Charity. Adams'
Robins' CHARITY. Scattergood's Charity
John Robins, by will of the 20th April 1648, gave 81. a Ewster's Charity
year to the poor of the Company, to four poor men, 108. Norfolk's
cach per quarter. This rent was charged by the testator Clements'
on a house No. 53, Barbican, devised to the Company, Jones'
230 and now belonging to them, let at 65l. per annum. Bedow's
The Company pays the 81. to their poor in the manner Newman's
230 directed by the testator, with the other gifts, as mentioned Swanson's
230 in the account of Stray's Charity. Hust's
GREGG's CHARITY. The style of the Company is “ The Master, Wardens,
Thomas Gregg, by his will of the 24th February 1682, “ and Commonalty of the Mystery of Pewterers of the
gave to the Company 1001. to lay out in land to purchase City of London.”
51. a year for ever for 20 ancient men and widows. This The Company consists of a master, two wardens, and a
sum forms part of an investment of 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols, court of assistants, including altogether at this time 31
standing in the corporate name of the Company, and persons. There are about 60 on the livery. The number
which was purchased by them to pay this and the following of freemen, not liverymen, cannot be known accurately,
cbarities. but are about 40 persons.
The 51. is distributed amongst the poor free:nen and
widows of freemen, making up the pensions settled, as ASTELYN'S CHARITY.
mentioned under Stray's Charity. Lawrence Astelyn, by his will of the 25th July 1523, gave to the Company 13 small tenements without Cripple
RANDALL's CHARITY. gate to keep an obit at the Church of St. Mary, Abchurch, Lewis Randall in 1616 gave to the Company 501. to and
рау. 2s. 6d. in alms to the poor of said parish, and to pay 50s. yearly to 10 poor men. This sum forms part of the beadle of the Company 4d.
the sum of 4,5181. 6s. 4d. £3 per cent. Consols, standing The Company pay 30s. to the church warden of St. Mary, in the corporate name of the Company. The 50s. are Abchurch, annually
given away to poor men of the Company with other gifts. It was formerly distributed at the grave of the owner. and with the Company's voluntary appropriation, so as to The Company seem to have acquired an absolute interest
make up the sums allowed to each recipient amounting to in the property from the Crown or the alienees of the
the scale which I have mentioned under the head of Stray's Crown, subject only to the rentcharge of 2s. 6d., which
Charity. they have augmented to 30s. voluntarily.
The capital sum of 4,5181. 6s. 60. stock produces
1351. 108. 10d. as dividends, which is sufficient to provide CATCHER'S CHARITY.
for all the uninvested charities, including Newman's gifts,
and exclusive of the rentcharge out of real estate, and Alderman Catcher gave 40s. a year to the Company for
leaves a balance of 19s. 6d, in excess. It is scarcely posfive poor men of the Company. Christ's hospital pay 40s.
sible to ascertain the portion of the capital of the investa year, ninus income tax, to the Company, who divide it
ment which should be attributed to each individual charity. amongst five poor men who are freemen of the Company.
The investment was made some 15 or 20 years ago, in They are generally aged men in poor circumstances, and
order to meet the payments. each receives 2s. a quarter.
Thomas Leach, by will of the 14th April 1793, gave 301. Ralph Stray, by his will of the 2nd November 1602,
to the Company, and the interest at 5l. per cent. to be gave his freehold lands and hereditaments in Suffolk ur
equally divided amongst three poor men. This sum forms elsewhere to certain persons therein named, subject to the
part of the investment of 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols standing yearly payment of 40s. to the Company, viz., to 10 poor
in the corporate name of the Company, men of the Company (whereof the clerk and beadle to be
The dividends are distributed to the class referred to of that number) 20s., and the other 20s. to be spent by
by the testator, as mentioned under the head of Stray's 58. at every quarterly dinner. The rentcharge of 40s. per Charity. annum is paid to the Company by Mr. Robert Garrard, auctioneer, Lower Bush Street, Ipswich, who is supposed
CLARKE's CHARITY. to be the owner of the property in Suffolk. The Company gives 6d. a quarter each to eight poor persons, freemen, Thomas Clarke in 1715 gave 501. for five poor hollow. freewomen, or widows of freemen. The Company, out of ware men, 10s, each per annum. This sum of 501. is part
of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols standing in the corporate name of the Company.
The sum of 105. a year is given to five poor persons of the class indicated, so far as possible, there being at present many persons employed in the manufacture of pewter pots. The distribution is with other gifts, as mentioned under the head of Stray's Charity.
James Clements in 1783 gave to the Company 1007. Four per Cents., the interest to be paid to two poor freemen. The sum forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 41. a year is distributed to poor freemen as mentioned under Stray's Charity.
Jackson's CHARITY, Samuel Jackson, by will of the 17th January 1715, gave to the Company 1501. npon trust that they should yearly, on the 22nd February, pay to six sadware poor freemen 20s. a piece for life. Sadware are the people who were employed in making plates and dishes as distinguished from the hollow ware, which were cups. This sum of 1501. is part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 20s. apiece is given away to six persons of the class indicated, with the monies as mentioned in the report of Stray's Charity.
John Jones in 1783 gave to the Company 6001. Consols, the interest to be paid yearly to nine poor men and nine poor women,
This sum forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 20s. each is paid annually to nine poor men and nine poor women as mentioned in the report of Stray's Charity.
HOWARD's CHARITY. William Howard in 1725 gave 1001. to the Company, the interest to be paid to five poor men and five poor widows on the 1st August yearly. This sum of 1001. is part of the 4,5181. 68. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 108. each is given to five poor men and five poor women with the gifts, as mentioned in the report on Stray's Charity.
Bedow's CHARITY, Nathan Bedow in 1784 gave to the Company 201., the interest to be paid to two poor men and two poor women. The sum forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 16s. 2d. is divided equally among the two poor men and two poor women every year at the September distribution, making up with the other monies the pensions mentioned under the head of Stray's Charity.
Daniel Parker in 1722 gave 1501. to the Company to pay yearly 20s. to six poor freemen. This sum forms part of the investment of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sums of 20s. each are paid to six poor freemen with the usual gifts, as in the report on Stray's Charity.
A sum of 1l. a year is paid to the clerk, and ll. a year to the beadle, which in the books of the Company is placed under this head.
I cannot find any account of the origin of these pay. ments. The sums are, however, paid out of the dividends of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols.
Adams' CHARITY. Henry Adams in 1733 gave to the Company 1001., the interest for poor freemen. The sum is part of the same investment of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 108. a year is given to each of eight poor men; see the method of distribution under the head of Stray's Charity.
Thomas Swanson, by his will of the 10th June 1783, bequeathed, after the decease of his wife, an annuity of 301. to the Company, upon trust to apply the same amongst such and so many poor widows of freemen as the said Company should think fit, and he directed his trustees to transfer a sufficient sum in the Three or Four per Cent. Consols to the said Company to answer and pay the said amount of 301.
The principal of this legacy forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 51. a year by half-yearly payments is given to six poor widows of freemen.
Thomas Giffen in 1765 gave 201. to the Company, the interest for four poor freemen. This sum of 201. forms part of the 4,5181. 68. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 48. each are given to the persons indicated, as stated in the report on Stray's Charity.
SCATTERGvov's CHARITY. Thomas Scattergood, by will of the 21st August 1776, gave to the Company 600l. in trust to pay to five poor men and five poor women 21. each yearly. The investment of this legacy forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols befüre mentioned.
The sum of 201. a year is given away to five poor men and five poor women in the manner mentioned in the report on Stray's Charity.
Richard Hust, by his will of the 12th February 1835 (proved the 24th June following), bequeathed to the Company 2001, Consols upon trust to apply the dividends on or near the 21st September yearly equally between eight poor widows of freemen aged 50 years or upwards, to be nominated by the Court of the Company, at Midsummer, the eldest of such poor women be preferred. The legacy, deducting duty, was paid to the Company and forms part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The sum of 138. 6d. each is given annually in September to eight poor widows of freemen, with other monies as mentioned under the head of Stray's Charity.
Thomas Ewster, by his will of the 2nd May 1776, gave 1001. Reduced Annuities to the Company for poor members of the Company. This sum of 1001. is part of the 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The Company distributes 31. a year to six poor widows, with such monies as mentioned in the report on Stray's Charity.
Norfolk's CHARITY. Richard Norfolk in 1783 gave 1001. New 41. per cent. Consols to pay the interest between eight poor persons of the Company. This sum is now considered to form part of the investment of 4,5181. 6s. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The Charity gives away 41. a year to eight poor persons of the Company, with other monies dedicated to charitable purposes, in the manner mentioned under the head of Stray's Charity.
Smith's CHARITY, Isaac Smith, by his will of the 4th October 1855 (proved 23rd February 1856), bequeathed out of his purely personal estate to the Company 5001. Consols. In trust to pay to five poor men and five poor widows free of the Company, of the age of 60 years, 30s. each annually for ever.
The sum of 5001. forms part of the 4,5181. 68. 4d. Consols before mentioned.
The Company pay 151. annually in quarterly distributions of 7s. 6d. each (with other gifts) to five poor men and five poor women. This is distributed in addition to the scale of pension referred to in the Report of Stray's Charity All which I submit to the Board.
Inspector of Charities. 2nd June 1865.
STATEMENT of the ACCOUNTs of the CHARITIES of the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PEWTERERS, for the Year
ending on the 31st day of December 1881,
1.-Gross INCOME arising or due from the ENDOWMENTS of the Charity for the year ending on the 31st day of
2. A rentcharge on Stew
ard's Farm, East Ham,
in the county of Essex. 3. Rentcharge on tene
ments situate in the Parish of St. Peter the Poor in Bread Street
Ward, 4. A rentcharge on the
Saracen's Head Inn,
of Suffolk, 5. Immediate annuity,
381. 98. 6d., expiring 1885, the gift of Eliza
beth Bathus. 6. 5,5921. 23. 10d. Consols
invested by the Company to pay various small gifts of which the Company are Trustees, the particulars whereof are stated in the observations, and in most cases five per cent. is paid on the Principal left to the Company pursuant to the wills of the Donors, whereas the Company receive £3 per cent.
2.-Balances in hand and Receipts on account of the
Charity during the year. Balance (if any) in favour of the Charity and in hand at
the commencement of the Account. 1881.
£ $. d. Sept. 29. 1. Dwelling-house, 53, Barbican 63 10 3 June 24. 2. Rentcharge, Steward's Farm - 6 0 0 Dec. 25. 3. Rentcharge on tenements in
the Parish of St. Peter the
1 19 2 June 24. 4. Rentcharge on Saracen's Head, Melton
2 0 0 Oct. 5. 5. One year's immediate annuity
of 381. 98. 6d. expiring 1885,
37 11 10 July 5. 6. One year's dividend
5,5921. 2s. 10d. £3 per cent.
164 5 4
3.-Payments on account of the Charity during the year.
d. 1. Paid four poor men under the
will of John Robinson 81.,
63 10 3
6 0 0 3. Paid five poor men under the
will of Alderman Catcher 2 0 0 4. Paid eight poor men, and to
the clerk and beadle, under the will of Ralph Stray, and the residue to the Com. pany
2 0 0 5. Paid six poor women under
the will of Elizabeth Bathus 38 96 July 5. 6. Paid various small gifts, the
particulars whereof are stated
167 13 6
£ 279 13 3
£275 6 7
4. An Account of all MONIES owing to or from the Charity, so far as conveniently may be stated, at the close of the
Year ending on the 31st day of December 1881.
I hereby certify that the foregoing statements are correct, by the direction and authority of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
(Signed) Thos. SAWBRIDGE,
Clerk to the said Company, Dated the 5th day of April 1882.
Milk Street, Cheapside.
135 10 2
For particulars of the gifts, &c., see observations at the end of the Account delivered 19th April
1859, showing a gross amount of
particulars in the observations of accounts delivered 30th March 1876
32 3 4
£167 13 6
TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS FOR
James Ellis, by his will dated the 17th May 1735, In pursuance of a minute of the Board of the 1st gave the Company the sum of 1201., to be laid out in November 1864, I have inquired into the condition of
land, and until so made to be invested, and out of the the following charities under the management of the
rent and dividends to buy 40 bushels of coals to be Plaisterers' Company of the City of London, and I have given and distributed in December in every year to stated in the Report under the head of each endowment
such poor people as shall belong to the said Company the result of my investigation.
as the Master and Wardens should think fit. The
sum of 1161. 14s. part of the above sum was laid out in Roberts' Charity.
January 1744 in the purchase of six 201. lottery tickets. Ellis's Charity.
There has been no investment in land and there is no Donor unknown.
subsequent account of any disposition of the fund. The The style of the Company is “The Master and War- Company have in its corporate name stock in the “ dens of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary 3 per cent. Consols, exceeding in amount that which “ of Pargettors commonly called Plaisterers of Lon. they hold on charitable trusts including this sum, and
they regard the sum of 1201. of the capital of such stock The Court consists of a Master and two Wardens and as belonging to this Charity. The dividends, amounting about 24 Assistants, the byelaws requiring a liveryman to 31. 128. a year, they divide every January among to be elected on the Court every year. The number of about eight poor of the Company, or a smaller number liverymen exclusive of the Court is 14, and about 26 according to the applications, in money. The Company freemen not on the livery.
distribute some pensions and gifts from their own funds
independently of those which are held on charitable WILLIAM ROBERTS' CHARITY.
trusts. William Roberts, by his will of the 22nd July 1813, gave to tbe Company 1,0001. Consols upon trust out of
DONOR UNKNOWN. the dividends to pay 101. yearly to three poor women, The Company have for many years paid 6l. a year widows of plaisterers freemen of the Company, not (deducting 24s. land tax) to the parish of Holywell, under 55, and not receiving any other charity, and he Flintshire. desired the Company to advertise in the newspapers The charge was made on a house No. 85, Wood Street, three times for such poor widows. The same sum of Cheapside. It would seem to have been on the founda1,0001. 31. per cent. Consols stands in the corporate tion of one Ellis Parry in 1628. name of the Company.
By a deed poll of 27th February, 1668, Abraham The dividends amount to 301. a year.
Stanyon, to whom the premises had been conveyed The Court elect a widow as a vacancy happens, after declared that he held them in trust for the Plaisterers' advertisement as directed (in the “Builder, Morning Company. It was sold in 1852 to the Parish Clerks' Advertiser," and the “Times”), so that three widows Company, subject to the payment of the rentcharge. are always on the list. The words of the will are con- All which I submit to the Board. strued to mean that the husband must not only be free
THOS. HARE, of this Company, but also of the trade of plaisterers.
Inspector of Charities. They remain on it until disqualified by marriage or 2nd June 1865. otherwise.
PLAISTERERS' COMPANY. STATEMENT of the Accounts of the CHARITY called William Roberts, Senior, of GUTTER LANE, Charity,
I the City of London, of which the following Persons are the Trustees, viz., The Master, WARDENS and Court of AssISTANTS for the time being of the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY of PLAISTERERS, London, for
the Year ending on the 31st day of December 1881. 1.-GROSS INCOME arising or due from the ENDOWMENTS for the Year ending on the
STATEMENT of the ACCOUNTS of the CHARITY called James Ellis's CHARITY, in the City of London, of
which the following Persons are the Trustees, viz., The MASTER and WARDENS for the time being of the WORSHIPFUC COMPANY of PLAISTERERS of the City of London, for the Year ending on the 31st day of
December 1881. 1.--GROSS INCOME arising or due from the ENDOWMENTS for the Year ending on the
We hereby certify that the foregoing statements are correct.
(Signed) J. HAWES, Master.
RORERT Ransom, Upper Warden. Şof the Plaisterers' Company.