A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10, Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1972.
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By his will dated 1794 Abraham Elton of Clifton directed that £300 of £3,000 which he gave for the poor of various parishes should be for Wheatenhurst. In 1808, following a dispute about the will, a Chancery decree assigned to the poor of Wheatenhurst the interest on £703 stock. (fn. 1) In 1827 the charity was distributed in the form of clothing. (fn. 2) Before 1848 Thomas Brewer gave by will a sum, represented in 1968 by £197 stock, for widows and the aged poor; R. H. Carter (d. 1868) gave by will £200 for poor not receiving relief; and by will proved 1877 Daniel Crump gave £100 for bread for the poor. All four charities were united by a Scheme of 1913. The combined income, £29 in 1962, (fn. 3) was distributed in 1968 in cash to 14 recipients under Elton's and Brewer's charities and to 22 under Carter's and Crump's. (fn. 4)