A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 6, andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds (Bridgwater and Neighbouring Parishes). Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1992.
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CHARITY FOR THE POOR.
Sir Bartholomew Michell (d. 1616) (fn. 1) by will gave £40 to the poor. By 1714 the capital sum had increased to £50 and a further £10 was added to buy land at Chilton Marsh. In 1786 the annual income was £5 1s. In 1714 the charity distributed clothing. (fn. 2) In 1958 the income from investments was £13 16s. 4d. and was distributed to 29 recipients; (fn. 3) in 1988 the income was between £40 and £50, shared between 6 or 8 people. (fn. 4)