A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13, Bampton Hundred (Part One). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1996.
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CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
Robert Veysey, by will proved 1666, left £10 for a yearly dole to 8 poor of Shifford and Chimney. (fn. 1) William Farr of Brighthampton, by will proved 1691, left £5 at interest to the poor of Shifford, (fn. 2) and Thomas Horde, by will proved 1716, gave a £6 rent charge and £10 for apprenticing 2 boys or girls. (fn. 3) All were lost by 1787. (fn. 4) A bequest by E. W. Harcourt (d. 1891) to Shifford chapelry was divided in 1892 between Old and New Shifford (£12), Chimney (£2), and Brighthampton (£11). (fn. 5)