Rusper: Charities for the poor

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A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.

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Almshouses at Stammerham, possibly the place of that name in Rusper rather than its namesake in Horsham, were mentioned in 1532, (fn. 1) but are not heard of again. Henry Cruttenden devised £30 by will dated 1786 for the benefit of the poor, but there is no record that the income was ever received. (fn. 2) Miss G. Fitzgerald by will proved 1924 devised £25 for the same purpose; the income was being received in 1962. (fn. 3)


  • 1. S.A.C. v. 259; cf. above, p. 111 n. 9.
  • 2. Char. Don. H.C. 511, pp. 1264-5 (1816), xvi (2); 30th Rep. Com. Char. 642.
  • 3. Char. Com. files.