Impington: Charities for the poor

A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 9, Chesterton, Northstowe, and Papworth Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.

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'Impington: Charities for the poor', in A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 9, Chesterton, Northstowe, and Papworth Hundreds, (London, 1989) pp. 138. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/cambs/vol9/p138 [accessed 13 April 2024]

CHARITIES FOR THE POOR

Roger Pepys by will proved 1731 left £5 a year to buy fuel for the poor. (fn. 1) The endowment was managed in the 1780s with £75 left by John Burgoyne (? d. 1505). Burgoyne's then produced £3 15s., (fn. 2) but in the early 19th century only £3 from a reduced capital. (fn. 3) In the 1910s the income was spent on coal for poor widows, (fn. 4) but in 1986 the investments produced only c. £7, none of which was distributed. (fn. 5)

Footnotes

  • 1. P.R.O., PROB 11/643, ff. 220v.-221.
  • 2. Char. Don. i. 92-3.
  • 3. 31st Rep. Com. Char. 121; Char. Digest Cambs. 1863- 4, 24-5.
  • 4. e.g. Camb. Ind. Press, 12 Dec. 1913.
  • 5. Char. Com. file 239292.