Begbroke: Charities for the poor

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A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 12, Wootton Hundred (South) Including Woodstock. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1990.

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Charities for the poor

Ellis Ashton, by will dated 1863, (fn. 42) left £145 to establish an apprenticeship fund to be administered by the churchwardens and overseers. The fund's initial income of £5 16s. rose, largely through lack of demand, to £8 by 1887, when the Charity Commission applied a Declaration of Trust. (fn. 43) Applicants remained few and the fund was used occasionally for educational purposes; (fn. 44) in 1971 the Department of Education ruled that the fund, then comprising £138, could properly be used for the benefit of Begbroke school children. (fn. 45)


  • 42. O.R.C.C., Kimber files.
  • 43. Suppl. Digest of Char. 1889-90, H.C. 247, p. 4 (1890), lv.
  • 44. O.R.O., MS. d.d. Par. Begbroke, c 4, item b.
  • 45. O.R.C.C., Kimber files.