CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
By his will
dated 1659 Thomas Muggleton left 5 a. of pasture
in Duntisbourne Abbots, the profits, then £3 a year,
to be divided equally among the poor of Duntisbourne Abbots, Miserden, Winstone, and Syde;
every fourteenth year the profits of the timber on the
land were to be similarly distributed. (fn. 42) By 1826 the
annual profits were £7 and the rector and churchwardens of Miserden allowed their portion to
accumulate over 3 or 4 years before distributing
it in clothing Charities founded by Mrs. Barksdale,
who died in 1758, and Mrs. Sarah Yarnton, by
will dated 1809, yielded £2 10s. and £4 10s.
respectively in 1826 and were distributed in the
same way as Muggleton's charity. Theyer Townsend
by will dated 1801 left £100 stock for a distribution
in bread on St. Thomas's day. (fn. 43) The charities were
united c. 1914, and in 1970 the revenue was
distributed in sums of £5 or £10 whenever special
cases of need arose. (fn. 44)
||G.D.R., V 5/207T 4.
||14th Rep. Com. Char. 61-2.
||Ex inf. the rector.