Miserden
Charities for the poor

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Victoria County History

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N M Herbert, R B Pugh (Editors), A P Baggs, A R J Jurica, W J Sheils

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1976

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56

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'Miserden: Charities for the poor', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11: Bisley and Longtree Hundreds (1976), pp. 56. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=19040 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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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)

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42 G.D.R., V 5/207T 4.
43 14th Rep. Com. Char. 61-2.
44 Ex inf. the rector.