Moreton Valence


Victoria County History



C R Elrington, N M Herbert, R B Pugh (Editors), Kathleen Morgan, Brian S Smith

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'Moreton Valence: Charities', A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp. 215. URL: Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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A dole of bread out of Longney manor was replaced in the mid 17th century by a 20s. rent-charge which in 1683 was not paid. (fn. 79) It was apparently never paid thereafter; the original gift was later attributed to Sir Edmund Penne, lord of Longney manor. (fn. 80) In 1666 William Howe gave a 20s. rent-charge for poor householders not receiving parish relief; it was distributed in coal in 1683 and c. 1775. (fn. 81) In the early 19th century it was distributed in doles of 1s. and 1s. 6d., and despite a proposal that the distribution should be confined to 4 people (fn. 82) there were 16 recipients in 1836. (fn. 83) In 1967 Howe's charity was still distributed in cash. (fn. 84)


79 G.D.R. Moreton Valence terriers, charitable gifts.
80 Bodl. MS. Rawl. B.323, f. 153v.; Atkyns, Glos. 564; Rudder, Glos. 559. Penne has not been found recorded as lord of Longney manor, but cf. above, p. 205, n. 76.
81 G.D.R. Moreton Valence terriers, charitable gifts; Rudder, Glos. 559.
82 16th Rep. Com. Char. 70.
83 Par. rec., vestry min. bk. 1826-86.
84 Ex inf. Mr. L. Sealey.