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HUMBLE'S CHARITY.

more than 61. a year; and that they should for ever

after his death pay the said 61. in the manner above Stephen Humble, by his will in the year 1537, gave a stated. capital messuage and tenement in St. Bartholomew the

The house is now described as 27, Silver Street, and Less to his wife for life; remainder to his nephew and

is let to Wm. Smith, for 21 years from Christmas 1856, his heirs on condition that they should рау—

at a rent of 241.

The Company have regarded the payments which To the poor of St. Bartholomew, Royal

they make on the pension fund (see Humble's Charity) Exchange

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as a performance of this trust, although they have not To the wardens of the Company for their hitherto considered their legal obligation in respect of poor

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charity as extending beyond the 41. 168. To 13 poor householders of the Conpany

I apprehend the whole rent should be apportioned pro who had been apprenticed to some free

ratâ, and that the charitable fund amounts to 1926 or 13 13

of the whole rent. and upon failure of the issue of Stephen Humble and his heirs, male, the testator devised the property to the Broderers' Company.

Shaw's CHARITY. Disputes having arisen between Stephen Humble and

Christopher Shaw, by his will of the 15th October the Company on this property, by award of 20th June,

1617, gave to the Company 101. a year out of his lands 10th Elizabeth, made by Sir Robert Catlin, Chief

at Chepstead to the following uses :Justice of Common Pleas, and Christopher Wray, one

£ 8. d. of the Justices, it was awarded that the keepers and To the Free School, Market-Harboro' 3 0 0 wardens should hold the property on the consideration To the poor of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf 3 0 0 of a sum of money to be paid by the Company.

(40s. to the six widows in David Smith The Company appear to have come into possession of

Almshouses, 20s. to the poor of the the property, and to have parted with it, first reserving

parish.) a rentcharge and ultimately freed of the charge, for To the poor of Chepstead

1 0 0 they now receive no rent or other payment in respect To the clerk 68., and beadle 48.

0 10 0 of this Charity. The site is now part of the Bank of and the residue to remain to the Company for ever. England. The Company probably received a considera- Sir Hilton Joliffe, the owner of the property, pays tion for the property in respect of which they pay the

annually to the Company the sum of 81. a year (less 30s. annually to the church wardens of St. Bartholomew,

property tax), the proprietor deducting 21. a year for the Royal Exchange.

land tax. The Company give annually pensions to the following The Company pay 31. a year to the master of the Free persons being members or widows of members of the

School at Market Harboro' (without deduction for land Company :

tax). 8. d.

They also pay 31. a year to the church wardens of William Nicholls

40 00

St. Benet's, Paul's Wharf, on a receipt expressing the Dryden Elstob

20 0 0

method of distribution, and 11. to the churchwardens of Spencer Hole

20 0 0 the parish of Chepstead. Ann Avery

10 0 0 Thomas Smith Elstob.

20 0 0 Mrs. Walter

25 0 0

WILLIAM SMITH'S CHARITY. The pensioners are selected by the court. The small

By indenture of 11th April 1625, between the Company gift of 138. in this bequest is considered to be thus dis

of the one part, and the Mayor, Commonalty, and posed of.

Citizens of London of the other part, reciting that

William Smith, eldest son of David Smith, had paid HINDMAN'S CHARITY.

to the Company 501., the said Company covenanted Richard Hindman, by will of the 30th June 1569.

to pay to the church wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf,

for the poor, 108., and to the poor of the Company 108. gave a messuage in St. Thomas the Apostle, to the Company to pay,

The Company under the covenant pay annually to the

church wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf, 21., and the To the poor of the Company

13 0

yearly sum of 108. is considered as distributed by the To the poor of St. Thomas the Apostle

general pension fund (see Humble's Charity). parish

13 4 and upon condition that they should not let the said

Pope's CHARITY. messuage at more than 41. a year; and if they should let

By an indenture of the 11th April 1625, between the it at more, then he gave the same to the parson and churchwardens of St. Thomas the Apostle, on the same

Company and the Mayor, &c. of London, reciting that condition.

Jane Pope, daughter of David Smith, had given to the The property was taken for the city improvements,

Company 1201., the said Company covenanted to pay to

the churchwardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf, for the and is represented by a sum of 5131. 18s. 5d. 31. per cent. Consols, standing in the name of the Accountant

poor there, 51. (31. of which should be paid to the alms

women in David Smith's Almshouses) and to the poor General of the Court of Chancery, in the matter of the Broderers' Company, and in the matter of the London

of the Company 1l. City Improvement Act, 1850.

The Company pay annually 31. a year in sums of 10s.

each to the six almswomen in David Smith's Almshouses The Company apply the 138. towards the pension fund (see Humble's Charity), and 138. 4d. a year is paid to

in the said parish, 21. a year to the church wardens, and the church wardens of St. Thomas Apostle. The re

the remaining 11. a year is part of the pension fund of striction as to the rent was void. The residue of the

the Charity (see Humble's Charity).
dividends is carried to the general funds of the Com-
pany.

CHAMBERLAIN'S CHARITY.
POLLARD's CHARITY.

By indenture of the 13th December 1626, between the

Company and the Mayor, &c. of London, reciting that John Pollard and Ann his wife, by a deed of 30th Anno Chamberlain, daughter of David Smith, had October 1621, conveyed a messuage to the Company for delivered to the Company 1301., to pay to the churchthe performance of divers good and charitable uses to wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharfbe mentioned in the will of the said John Pollard, and he,

£ 8. d. by his will of the 18th February 1623, gave a messuage

For the
poor there

5 10 0 in St. Olave, Silver Street, to the Company at 6l. a year (of which 31. should be distributed to to be disposed of as follows :

the almswomen in the “ Widows' £ 8. d.

Inn" in the parish.) To four poor men or widows of the

To the poor of the Company, and 0 13 4 Company

4 16 0

To the clerk 38. 4d., and beadle 38. 4d. 0 6 8 Towards the search dinners of the Com

The Company distribute the 108. each to the six almspany

1 0 0

women, and pay the remaining 21. 108. to the churchTo the clerk

0 4 0

wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf. The 138, 4d. is There was in the will a declaration that the Company regarded as part of the pension fund (see Humble's and their successors should not let the messuage at Charity).

8. d.

Howse's CHARITY.

PARADINE'S CHARITY.

By indonture of the 14th January 1628, between the Company and the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of London, reciting that Mary Paradine, a daughter of David Smith, had delivered to the Company 1001., the Company covenanted to pay to the Company 51. 148., and to the clerk 6s.

The Company regard the 51. 148. a year as distributed in the pension fund (sce Humble's Charity).

By indenture of the 12th March 1629, between the said Company of the one part, and certain trustees of the other part, reciting that Mark Howse had delivered to the Company 1401. to purchase lands of 71. a year, the Company covenanted to pay to 12 honest needy poor of the said Company (the beadle being one) on St. Thomas's Day, 31., and on Maunday Thursday, 21., to the church wardens of St. Thomas the Apostle for the

poor, 21.

BRODERICK'S CHARITY.

William Broderick, by his will of the 6th March 1620, gave 1001. to the Company to be paid out of the debts owing to him from His Majesty, provided, and his mind was that the said 1001. should not be paid until the payment of certain legacies to F. Payne and others, and he directed the said Company to put forth the said 1001. at 6l. per cent., and pay thereout :

8. d. To 40 poor of the Company

40 0 To the 6 poor widows in David Smith's Almshouses

20 0 To the poor of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf 20 0 To the wardens

10 0 To the clerk and beadle

6 8 and the residue to be disposed of at the discretion of the said Company:

The Company charge themselves with 4l. a year, of which they pay 1l. a year to the church wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf, and divide 11. a year amongst the six almswomen in David Smith's Almshouses. The sum of 21. they consider as distributed in the pension fund (see Humble's Charity).

By another indenture of 12th December 1633, reciting the foregoing deed, and that Mark Howse had paid to the Company the further sum of 4001., the said Company covenanted to lay out the 1401. and 4001. in the purchase of lands of 71. and 201. a year, to pay to him, Mark Howse, 201., and if he should die before Thomas Howse then 201. to Thomas during his life, and after the decease of Thomas the 71. a year to be applied as before mentioned, and the 201. a year as follows :

To be spent by the Company on the 5th
November

2
To the Company on the four search days 2
To the rent gatherer of the Company
To the churchwardens of the poor of St.
Thomas the Apostle

2 To the Governors of Bridewell for putting forth two poor girls apprentice

2 To the beadle, porter, and 13 poor of the

Company (6s. 8d. each) three days after

the 5th November
To the beadle, porter, and 10 other poor of

the Company on St. Mark's Day, 58. each 3 To the beadle, porter, and 10 other poor of

the Company on St. Matthew's Day,
38.40. each

2 And by his will of the 30th January 1638, he recites that with the interest of 4001. mentioned in the last deed, and of 1001. by a deed bearing date the 10th October 1635, and making altogether, with the 71. by the first deed, 321. per annum, which he willed should be distributed to the use of the poor as already limited and agreed upon between him and the Company.

The Company pay annually to the churchwardens of St. Thomas the Apostle 41., and to the Governors of Bridewell 21. They also pay, although that does not appear upon the covenant, 21. to the churchwardens of St. Saviour, Southwark. The remainder of the charge for charitable uses raised by these instruments of Mark Howso, must be regarded as distributed with the pension fund.

Parr's CHARITY.

Hudson's CHARITY.

John Parr, by his will gave to the Company 2501. (due from the Crown) when received, with which his will was that the said Company should purchase land of 141. 10s. Od. a year, and in the meantime lend the same forth to honest men of said Company at interest, out of which rent or interest he gave 31. for the poor of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf, 21. for the six almswomen in that parish, and 31. to the poor broderers of the Com. pany. Also to the warden and assistant who should attend 10s., and to the clerk and beadle 23. each, and the renter of the Company 40s., and 10s. a quarter to be spent for the drinkage of the young men of the Company coming to pay their quarterage, and 108. by even portions at the four search days to the wardens' and renter’s dinner, and the residue to the Company. The sum does not appear to have been laid out in land. The Company, however, pay 31. to the church wardens of St. Benet, Paul's Wharf, and distribute 21. to the six ainswomen in David Smith's Almshouses.

John Hudson, by his will made previously to 1661, gave 268. a year for the poor of St. Alban, Wood Street, in bread every Sunday:

The Company pay 26s. a year to the churchwardens of St. Albari, Wood Street. All which I submit to the Board.

THO. HARE,

Insi tor of Charities. 2 June 1865.

BRODERERS' COMPANY OR EMBROIDERERS.

ACCOUNTS FOR 1881.

1. The ANNUITY, &c., known as “ Howse's,” under the Deed dated the 12th March 1629, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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2. The ANNUITY, &c., known as “ Howse's,” under a Deed dated the 12th December 1633, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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To cash paid to the poor of the

Company, being part of the several pensions paid by the Company to the persons named

in the balance sheet To cash paid to the beadle of the

Company To cash paid to the porter of the

Company To cash per churchwardens of

Saint Thomas the Apostle To cash per governors of Bride

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By amount covenanted to be paid (in consideration of 4001.) by the Broderers' Company, as follows, viz.:To the churchwardens of

Saint Thomas the Apostle, to be distributed amongst eight of the poorest or most deserving people of the parish, on the 5th No

vember (2s. 6d. each) To the churchwardens of

Saint Thomas the Apostle,
for the same purpose, on

St. Thomas' Day
To the governors of the

Royal Hospital, for putting
out two poor girls as
servants apprentices,

yearly To 13 of the poorest and

best deserving poor of the Company, including the beadle and porter (68. 8d.

cach)
To 10 other poor of the said

Company, on Saint Mark's
Day, including beadle and

porter (5s. each)
To the same parties on Saint

Matthew's Day (3s. 4d. each)

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3. The ANNUITY, &c., known as “ Howse's,” under a Deed dated 10th October 1635, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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4. The Annuity, &c., under the Will of John Parr, dated the 7th March 1605, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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6. The ANNUITY, &c., under the Will of John HUDSON, dated 16th February 1612, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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7. The ANNUITY, &c., payable under the Will of WILLIAM BRODERICK, dated 6th March 1620, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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8. The ANNUITY, &c., known as “Smith's),” under a Deed dated the 11th April 1625, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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9. The ANNUITY, &c., known as “Pope's," under a Deed dated 11th April 1625, for one year, ending

31st December 1881.

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