A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1986.
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CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
John Streater gave the unrelieved poor a rent charge of £1 13s. 4d. by deed of 1624, and independently the interest from £25 cash; the interest was £1 5s. in the 18th and early 19th centuries but was lost by 1867. By 1972 the rent charge had been converted to stock. (fn. 1) John Wheatley by will proved 1669 left £5 as a stock for an Easter distribution; no more is known of it. (fn. 2) Elizabeth Marlott by will proved 1817 left £100 for gifts of malt, blankets, or clothes for ten years. (fn. 3) William F. Chitty by will proved 1891 left £100, invested in stock, for cash doles; it yielded £2 16s. 4d. in 1894 and c. £4 in 1972, when a Scheme united it with Streater's charity and allowed the joint income to be spent in kind or in money. (fn. 4)