CHARITIES FOR THE POOR.
In 1683 the sum
of 4s. 8d., the interest on a gift of £4 made to the
parish by William Bailey, (fn. 96) was being distributed
among the poor according to the donor's wish, but
in 1704 it was said that no interest had been paid for
twenty years (fn. 97) and the charity is not recorded later.
William Taylor (d. 1729) (fn. 98) devised a rent-charge of
20s. to be shared among the poor of the parish at
Christmas (fn. 99) but no record of its distribution has
The two cottages belonging to the Coxe educational charity, which were used as poorhouses in the
early 19th century, (fn. 100) were rebuilt in 1829 as the
Drivers Charity Houses. (fn. 101) Later they were used as
alms-houses and accommodated three old people in
1973. (fn. 102)
||Wm. Bailey of Wheatenhurst and Cherington was
succeeded in 1626 by his son Wm. (d. 1691): Inq. p.m.
Glos. 1625-42, i. 102-4; V.C.H. Glos. x. 292.
||G.D.R., V 5/74T 4-5.
||Bigland, Glos. i. 329.
||Glos. R.O., D 1436, George fam., Westrip fm. 1683-
||18th Rep. Com. Char. 334.
||Inscr. on bldg.
||Glos. R.O., CH 22.