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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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)