Sapperton: Charities for the poor

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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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Nathaniel Butler, founder of the sermon charity mentioned above, also gave 3s. 4d. a year to be distributed to the poor. (fn. 1) By 1826 this charity had become known as Townsend's charity from the family which later owned Butler's estate. (fn. 2) John Calfway left £6 for the poor but it was lost in the late 17th century. (fn. 3) The bread charity of Louisa Atkyns, mentioned above, had an income of £18 from the Duntisbourne Abbots estate in 1750, (fn. 4) and £53 in the 1820s when 6s.worth of bread was distributed each week and the remainder applied in bread at Christmas. (fn. 5) It continued to be distributed in bread in 1971. (fn. 6)


  • 1. G.D.R., V 5/260T 7.
  • 2. 14th Rep. Com. Char. 68.
  • 3. G.D.R., V 5/260T 7.
  • 4. G.D.R. vol. 381A, f. 29.
  • 5. 14th Rep. Com. Char. 68.
  • 6. Ex inf. the rector.