Itchingfield: Charities for the poor

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A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1986.

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John Streater gave the unrelieved poor a rent charge of £1 13s. 4d. by deed of 1624, and independently the interest from £25 cash; the interest was £1 5s. in the 18th and early 19th centuries but was lost by 1867. By 1972 the rent charge had been converted to stock. (fn. 1) John Wheatley by will proved 1669 left £5 as a stock for an Easter distribution; no more is known of it. (fn. 2) Elizabeth Marlott by will proved 1817 left £100 for gifts of malt, blankets, or clothes for ten years. (fn. 3) William F. Chitty by will proved 1891 left £100, invested in stock, for cash doles; it yielded £2 16s. 4d. in 1894 and c. £4 in 1972, when a Scheme united it with Streater's charity and allowed the joint income to be spent in kind or in money. (fn. 4)


  • 1. Char. Don. H.C. 511, pp. 1262-3 (1816), xvi (2); Dallaway & Cartwright, Hist. W. Suss. ii (2), 332; 30th Rep. Com. Char. 642; Char. Digest Suss. H.C. 433 (20), pp. 50-1 (1867-8), lii (2); W.S.R.O., Ep. I/26/3, p. 15; Char. Com. files.
  • 2. S.A.C. xli. 110.
  • 3. Ibid. 117.
  • 4. Char. Digest Suss. H.C. 77, pp. 22-3 (1894), lxiii; Char. Com. files; W.S.R.O., Par. 113/25/2.