Cowfold: Charity for the poor

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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'Cowfold: Charity for the poor', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town, (London, 1987) pp. 189. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt3/p189 [accessed 1 March 2024]

CHARITY FOR THE POOR.

Cecilia Heald (d. 1735) left for bread for the poor at Easter either £35 (fn. 1) or £26 which accumulated because the charity was not distributed until 1766. (fn. 2) The interest in 1818 and 1835 was £1 15s. (fn. 3) Between 1887 and 1905 reinvestment of the capital evidently reduced the amount distributed to c. £1, (fn. 4) and in the 1980s the charity was allowed to accumulate for distribution every few years in bread rolls at the Easter communion. (fn. 5)

Footnotes

  • 1. 30th Rep. Com. Char. 794.
  • 2. Horsfield, Hist. Suss. ii. 261.
  • 3. Poor Law Abstract, 1818, 457; 30th Rep. Com. Char. 794.
  • 4. Kelly's Dir. Suss. (1887, 1905).
  • 5. Inf. from Mr. T. B. Mills, chwdn.