CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
One pound a year from James Rushbury's legacy
(1718) to the church was to be devoted to the poor
of Wombridge. In the later 18th century 16s. was
paid out each year, but by c. 1803 payments had
ceased. (fn. 82)
W. H. Rushton's charity, established in 1890,
produced an income of £6 from stock in 1975,
used to buy clothing for widows.
Priorslee benefited in 1975 from
Shifnal united charities and from two charities
confined to Priorslee ecclesiastical parish. Samuel
Horton, the Priorslee ironmaster (d. 1865), left
£300 stock for widows. In 1975 the charity's income was £14.
The charity of William Slaney Lewis, established in 1888, yielded £3 in 1975, spent on
blankets and clothing for widows. (fn. 83)
||9th Rep. Com. Char. H.C. 258, pp. 324-5 (1823), ix; 24th
Rep. Com. Char. H.C. 231, p. 371 (1831), xi; above,
Review of Local Chars. (S.C.C. 1975), 67; Cartlidge and
Kidson, Hist. Priors Lee, p. xv.