Victoria County History
A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham
T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland
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'Itchingfield: Charities for the poor', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 18. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18286 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.
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CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
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. 28) John Wheatley
by will proved 1669 left £5 as a stock for an Easter
distribution; no more is known of it. (fn. 29) Elizabeth
Marlott by will proved 1817 left £100 for gifts of
malt, blankets, or clothes for ten years. (fn. 30) 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. 31)
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