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Charitable accounts of the Grocers' Company

Pages 110-119

City of London Livery Companies Commission. Report; Volume 4. Originally published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1884.

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GROCERS' COMPANY.

COPY CHARITABLE ACCOUNTS FOR 1881.

Sir William Butler's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Aug. 6 Sir William Butler. Ground built on in Mincing Lane, Thames Street, &c., London. 3 0 0 Biddenham, Bedfordshire For repairing the highways there, 2l.
To the poor of Biddenham, 1l.
0 12 0 St. Mildred, Poultry, London. For their poor.

Dr.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges. 3 12 0

Cr.

1881 Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 13 By paid one year's Charity, St. Mildred, due Michaelmas. 0 12 0
" 5 By paid one year's Charity, Biddenham, due Michaelmas. 3 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Sir John Peche's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property devised or given to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
25th Hen. 8th Sir John Peche, Knight. 500l., money 2 13 4 To the minister of Lullingstone, Kent.
5 4 0 To the almsmen there.
1 6 8 To the poor there on New Year's Day.
1 0 0 To the relief of poor prioners in Newgate, Marshalsea. Ludgate, and King's Bench.
10 4 0

Dr.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Jan. To balance last account 9 4 0
Dec. 31 To one year's amount of charge 10 4 0
19 8 0
To balance 9 4 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Jan. 14 By paid Parish of Lullingstone, one year's Charity, due Christmas 1880. 9 4 0
Oct. 10 By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year, due Michaelmas. 1 0 0
By balance 9 4 0
19 8 0

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Sir William Laxton's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1556. £ s. d.
July 27 Sir William Laxton. Messuages, Lands, &c., in St. Swithin's at London Stone, Sherborne Lane, Nicholas Lane, Abchurch Lane, Candlewick Street, and Eastcheap, London. 41 12 0 Seven Almsmen at Oundle, in the County of Northampton, 2s. a piece per week, and a woman to attend them the like.
30 0 0 To the Schoolmaster at Oundle.
10 0 0 To the Usher.
1 4 0 To repairs of the Schoolhouse.
82 16 0 [These payments were settled by a Decree of the Commissioners of Charitable Uses, dated 3rd Sept. 1868, and by a Judgment of the Master of the Rolls in 1843.]

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To Rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges. 82 16 0
82 16 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Apr. & Oct. By Cash paid Almsmen at Oundle and a Woman to attend them, to Michaelmas. 41 12 0
June & Dec. By do. Schoolmaster 30 0 0
By do. Usher 10 0 0
By do. for Repairs 1 4 0
82 16 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Henry Cloker's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
1574. Henry Cloker A rentcharge of 40s. per annum out of houses in St. Michael's, near Crooked Lane. payable by the Coopers' Company. 2 0 0 20s. to the Almshouses at Ratcliffe. To the poor Almsmen or Women of the House.
20s. to the Grocers' Company's Officers.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
To Cash of the Coopers' Company 2 2 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 3. By Cash paid Ratcliffe Almspeople 1 year due Michaelmas. 2 0 0
By do. retained by the Company 0 2 0
[Note. Under a Decree of the Court of Chancery, the annual payment by the Coopers' Company to the Grocers' Company has been increased from 2l. to 2l. 2s.; on the other hand, the Grocers' Company have for very many years paid the whole of the 2l. to the Ratcliffe Almspeople instead of 1l. only.]

(Signed) William Ruck.
Clerk.

Emme Bacchus's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1587. £ s. d.
Aug. 27 Emme Backhouse (or Bacchus). Messuage and house in Wood Street, London, and part of Haberdashers' Hall. 40 0 0 The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Towards the maintenance, education, and bringing up of four poor scholars at Oxford, and four at Cambridge, allowing to each 5l. per annum.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges. 40 0 0

Cr.

Expenditure. £ s. d.
1881. By exhibitions paid within the year, viz.:—four to Oxford, four to Cambridge. 40 0 0
[Note.—These exhibitions have been voluntarily increased by the Company. They are now 50l. per annum each.]

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Mary Robinson's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1618. £ s. d.
April Mary Robinson 500l. (money) 25 0 0 To pay four scholars of Jesus College, Oxford.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To one year's amount to Christmas 25 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 12 By paid Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, one year's exhibitions, due Michaelmas. 25 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Peter Blundell's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1599. £ s. d.
June 9 Peter Blundell Ground built on in Dunning's Alley, Bishopsgate Street, London. 2 0 0 Hospital of Bedlam, London. To poor people there.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charge. 2 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 6 By paid Bethlem Hospital, one year's Charity due Michaelmas. 2 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Lady Margaret Slaney's Gift to West Wickham.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1607. £ s. d.
Oct. 12 Dame Margaret Slaney. 40l. (money) 3 0 0 West Wickham, Kent For apprenticing poor children of the Parish.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To balance 3 0 0
To 1 year's amount due Michaelmas 3 0 0
6 0 0
To balance 6 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
By balance 6 0 0
6 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Humphry Walwyn's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1612. £ s. d.
Dec. 10 Humphry Walwyn. 600l. (money) 30 0 0 Schoolmaster of Colwall, Herefordshire.
5 0 0 Parish of St. Martin Orgars, London.
35 0 0

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
To balance from last account 7 10 0
Dec. 31 To one year's amount to Christmas 35 0 0
42 10 0
To balance 7 10 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Mar. 29 By paid Colwall Schoolmaster, half year's salary due Lady-day. 15 0 0
Oct. 3 By paid Parish of St. Martin Orgar, half year's Charity due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 10 By paid Colwall Schoolmaster, half year's salary due to Michaelmas. 15 0 0
By balance 7 10 0
42 10 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

William Robinson's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1633. £ s. d.
July William Robinson. 400l. (money) 16 0 0 Topcliff School, Yorkshire

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
To balance from last account 8 0 0
Dec. 31 To one year's amount to Christmas 16 0 0
24 0 0
To balance 8 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Jan. 28 By paid Topcliff Schoolmaster, half year due Christmas last. 8 0 0
Aug. 10 By paid Topcliff Schoolmaster, half year due Midsummer. 8 0 0
By balance 8 0 0
24 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Conway's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1637. £ s. d.
March 29 Lady Catherine Conway. 1,441l. 13s. 4d. (money) 20 0 0 Christ's Hospital To place out four children.
5 0 0 Parish of Luddington, Warwickshire. For their poor.
10 0 0 St. Dunstan-in-the-East, London. For their poor.
22 9 8 Town of Acton, Middlesex For their poor.
10 0 0 For releasing prisoners out of the prisons in and about London.
3l. to poor widows of members of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873).
67 9 8

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipts. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To amount of Gift as above, for one year. 67 9 8

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 13 By paid Christ's Hospital, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas. 20 0 0
" 25 By paid Parish of Acton, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas. 22 9 8
" 10 By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas. 10 0 0
" 20 By paid Parish of St. Dunstan, East, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas. 10 0 0
" 25 By paid in Luddington, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
67 9 8

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Ann Middleton's Charity.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Gift.
1645. £ s. d.
May 20 Lady Ann Middleton. Land in and tythes of the Parish of Forden, Montgomeryshire; 30 0 0 To the Master of Forden.
and a fee farm rent of 27l. per annum issuing out of the Rectory of St. Austell, Cornwall. 10l. to Christ's Hospital (but which has been long since extinguished by the payment of a gross sum to the Hospital).
[The Forden tithes are commuted for a rentcharge of 328l. 0s. 8d. per annum, varying with the averages.] 5 0 0 To the Parish o West Ham, Essex.
10 0 0 For releasing prisoners out of Ludgate and the two Compters.
Residue to poor persons at the discretion of the Company (reduced under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873).

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
To balance 20 0 0
To rentcharge rents sufficient to meet the charges as on other side. 45 0 0
65 0 0
To balance 5 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Jan. 10 By paid Vicar of Forden, half year, due Michaelmas 1880. 15 0 0
July 29 By paid Vicar of Forden, half year, due Midsummer 1880. 15 0 0
Oct. 10 By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year, due Michaelmas. 10 0 0
Jan. 4 By paid Receiver of Parish of West Ham, one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
Dec. 31 By paid Minister of Forden, half year, due Christmas. 15 0 0
By balance, West Ham 5 0 0
65 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

John Wardell's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1656. £ s. d.
Aug. 26 John Wardell House in Walbrook, London, now on lease to Robert Ford for 21½ years from Midsummer 1860, at the yearly rent of 76l. 8s. 6 10 0 To the Parish of East Greenwich, Kent. To the poor there.
4 0 0 St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. For maintenance of a light there.
Residue to the Poor of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1882.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
To rent sufficient to meet the charges as on other side. 10 10 0
10 10 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Mar. 29 By paid Parish of East Greenwich, one year, due Lady-day. 6 10 0
Oct. 4 By paid of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, one year, due Michaelmas. 4 0 0
10 10 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Gilbert Keate's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1657. £ s. d.
June 10 Gilbert Keate 600l. (money) 16 0 0 Parish of Bishopstone, Wilts. For their poor, to be distributed equally amongst four aged persons.
8 0 0 Parish of St. Hearne, Cornwall. For their poor, amongst two aged persons in like manner as Bishopstone.
24 0 0

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To amount as on the other side 24 0 0
24 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Apr. 14 By paid Parish of Bishopstone, halfyear, due Lady-day. 8 0 0
July 13 By paid parish of St. Hearne, one year, due Midsummer. 8 0 0
Oct. 7 By paid Parish of Bishopstone, halfyear, due Michaelmas. 8 0 0
24 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

William Robinson's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1661. £ s. d.
Aug. 9 William Robinson. Lands and tenements in the Parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London. 55 0 0 To the Town of Penrith in Cumberland, 5l. to Christ's Hospital (but which was purchased by the Company many years since and is extinguished.
5 0 0 To St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
5 0 0 To St. Thomas's Hospital
5 0 0 Bridewell Hospital.
70 0 0

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges. 70 0 0
70 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 6 By paid Bridewell Hospital one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 11 By paid St. Bartholomew's Hospital one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 4 By paid St. Thomas's Hospital one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
Dec. 28 By Parish of Penrith one year, due 1st November. 55 0 0
70 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Ralph Box's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Will confirmed by Act of Parliament 15 Charles 2nd. Ralph Box Rentcharge of 63l. per annum, issuing out of land in Longworth in Berkshire. 30 0 0 To the master of Witney School in Oxfordshire.
15 0 0 The usher.
10 0 0 The writing master.
3 0 0 For repairs of the school house.
2 0 0 Dinner to the visitors.
1 0 0 Horse hire for do.
2 0 0 Towards poor rates of Witney.
63 0 0

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

The rentcharge of 63l. per annum is received by Mr. John J. Heele, the master of the Witney School at Witney, and the whole is retained by him to cover the above payments with the exception of the sum of 3l. for repairs, which is remitted by him to the Grocers' Company yearly.
The Company have laid out very considerable sums in repairs out of their own funds.
1881. Dec. 13 The sum of 3l. was remitted to the Company.

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Edmund Turville's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Edmund Turville. 1,000l. (money) 7l. to poor members of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873.)
11 0 0 St. Dunstan-in-the-East, London. For the relief of their Poor.
4 0 0 Allhallows, Barking, London. For the same use.
5 0 0 St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London. For the same use.
5 0 0 St. Olave, Southwark For the same use.
8 0 0 Kyre Ward, Worcester shire. For the same use.
33 0 0

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To one year's amount 33 0 0
33 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Dec. 28 By paid Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, one year, due Lady-day. 5 0 0
Oct. 4 By paid parish of Allhallows, Barking, one year, due Michaelmas. 4 0 0
" 10 By paid Parish of St. Olave, Southwark, one year due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 13 By paid Parish of Kyre Ward, one year, due Michaelmas. 8 0 0
" 20 By paid Parish of St. Dunstan, East, one year, due Michaelmas. 11 0 0
33 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Ralph Clerveaux's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Ralph Clerveaux. House in Gracechurch Street, London. 2 0 0 Parish of St. Benet, Gracechurch. For the poor there.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31. To rent during the year sufficient to meet the charge. 2 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 17. To Cash paid one year to Michaelmas 2 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Alderman Saunders' Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Alderman Saunders. 210l. (money) 10 0 0 To Parish of Upton Warren in Warwickshire. To the placing out an apprentice.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31. To one year's amount as on the other side. 10 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
May 1. By Cash paid Parish of Upton Warren, one year, due 1st May. 10 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Richard Hale's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Richard Hale 100l. (money) 1 4 0 St. Mildred, Poultry, London. For fagots for the relief of the poor.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31. To amount as on the other side 1 4 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Oct. 3. By Cash paid Parish of St. Mildred, Poultry, one year to Michaelmas. 1 4 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Francis Tyrrel's Gift.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£ s. d.
Francis Tyrrel 700l. (money) 6 0 0 Parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey. For coals for the poor.
5 0 0 To St. Olave, Southwark For the same use.
5 0 0 St. Botolph, Aldgate, London. For the same use.
5 0 0 St. Giles, Cripplegate, London. For the same use.
5 0 0 St. Sepulchre, London For the same use.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31. To one year's amount 26 0 0

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
Apr. 26 By paid Parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, one year, due Lady-day. 5 0 0
Sept. 7 By paid Parish of Bermondsey, one year, due Midsummer. 6 0 0
Oct. 20 By paid Parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 10 By paid Parish of St. Olave, Southwark, one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
" 11 By paid Parish of St. Sepulchre, one year, due Michaelmas. 5 0 0
26 0 0

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Slaney's Gift.

Dr.

Date. Donor's Name. Property given or devised to the Company. Yearly Sums chargeable thereon. To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c. For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1607. £ s. d.
Oct. 20 Lady Slaney Gave a sum of money to be accumulated in the hands of the Grocers' Company for the purchase of lay impropriations. 0 6 8 per cent. Christ's Hospital For their poor.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881. Receipt. £ s. d.
Dec. 31 To Balance from last account 15 16 1
" 6s. 8d. per cent. at Christmas 1881 upon 4,830l. 3s. 2d. the amount of the accumulated fund in the hands of the Grocers' Company for the above purpose at Christmas 1880. 16 2 0
31 18 1
To balance 31 18 1

Cr.

1881. Expenditure. £ s. d.
By Balance 31 18 1
31 18 1

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.