CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
By deed dated
1460 John Allison and John Butler gave Hethes
(later Obit) land, the Church house, and a
meadow for the poor and church repairs. The
endowment was misappropriated in the 16th
century, but was recovered c. 1600. (fn. 47) Between
1733 and 1741 the income averaged c. £7 a year,
which was distributed in cash to the poor. Cash
distributions continued in the early 19th century, but in 1836 the income, c. £17, was distributed in calico. (fn. 48) Part of the land was sold to the
parish in 1984 for a cricket pavilion. In 1995 the
income was £270. (fn. 49)
J. L. Godlee, by will proved 1927, left £120
to the rector to be invested for the poor. In 1993
the income of the Godlee Trust was accumulating. (fn. 50)
||E.R.O., D/P 88/1/1; Morant, Essex, ii. 223.
||E.R.O., D/P 88/12/1, ff. 179v.-180, 193v.-195; D/P
88/12/2; 32nd Rep. Com. Char. 643.
||Inf. from Mr. I. Stratford.
||Char. Com. file.