CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
Kingsbury, by will dated 1715, devised to the
rector two houses for the use of the poor. The
gift was not recorded again until 1848 when it
was said to comprise one small cottage. (fn. 61) The
house may have been that used for pauper hous-
ing which was sold in 1838. (fn. 62)
In 1889 Celia, widow of Lord Alfred Henry
Paget, built a row of almshouses off Albion
Street in memory of her husband. The houses
were occupied by retired yacht hands from the
Paget yachts until the mid 20th century, when
the scope of the charity was widened to include
other inhabitants of Rowhedge. In 1995 the
Paget Memorial Trust let the houses to needy
people and used the income from rents to assist
the elderly. (fn. 63)
||E.R.O., D/DSb T7; White's Dir. Essex (1848), 122.
||Above, this par., Local Govt.
||Plaque on bldg.; inf. from Mrs. C. Evans of the Paget Memorial Trust.