A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 11, Bisley and Longtree Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1976.
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CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
Elizabeth Hodges also left £5 a year to the poor of the parish. (fn. 1) For several years before 1758 Edmund Estcourt, the principal trustee, apparently defaulted, (fn. 2) but in the late 18th century c. 30 persons, who were not receiving poor-relief, were given cash payments at Christmas. (fn. 3) In 1819 the number of recipients was set at 10, (fn. 4) which it remained. (fn. 5) In the early 1970s the annual income was £10. (fn. 6) Elizabeth Hodges also left an annuity of £5 for five sermons a year. (fn. 7) A charity established by the rector T. G. Golightly by will proved 1910 to provide coal at Christmas (fn. 8) had an income of £8 in the early 1970s. (fn. 9)