A number of houses were given to
the parish before 1737 when the donors had been
forgotten: some which adjoined the churchyard
were then used for the poor, as mentioned above,
but two others could not later be identified. (fn. 14)
Cornelius Draper (d. 1720) gave land in Huntley
for bread for the poor; (fn. 15) it was bringing in a rent of
£2 2s. 6d. in 1737. A gift of £10 by Joseph Bayse for
bread for the poor of Elton tithing was used as
parish stock in 1737. (fn. 16) John Mayo of Stantway
(? d. 1729) gave land to provide coal for the poor in
November, (fn. 17) and later in the 18th century Elizabeth
Evans gave £20 for bread. (fn. 18) The proceeds of all
four charities were being distributed as directed in
1828, (fn. 19) but by the late 19th century the Bayse and
Evans charities had been lost. The proceeds of the
Draper and Mayo charities were distributed through
a clothing club after 1863; they produced £10 in
1894. (fn. 20) The Revd. William Boughton by will
proved 1831 (fn. 21) left £200 the profits of which,
excepting what was needed to keep his family's
monuments in the church in repair, were to be
given to the poor; in 1894 the proceeds, c. £5, were
being used for the National school. (fn. 22) Thomas
Wintle by will proved 1868 gave c. £20 annually
for 12-20 elderly women; (fn. 23) at the end of the century
it was usually distributed in sums of £1 to poor
widows over 60. (fn. 24) Two cottages and an orchard left
for the poor by Walter Trigg by will proved 1915
were sold and the proceeds invested. (fn. 25) In 1969 c. £21
produced by the charities of William Boughton and
Thomas Wintle were being distributed in cash, and
c. £39 from the Draper, Mayo, and Trigg charities
were used to buy coal. (fn. 26)
||G.D.R. Westbury terriers, charitable gifts; Wilkinson,
Westbury Char. 6-7.
||Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 7.
||G.D.R. Westbury terriers, charitable gifts.
||Ibid.; Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 9.
||Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 11.
19th Rep. Com. Char. 110-11.
||Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 11, 13.
||Char. Com. Reg.
||Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 14-15.
||Char. Com. Reg.
||Wilkinson, Westbury Char. 16-17.
||Char. Com. Reg.; Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1919), 340.
||Ex inf. the vicar.