Charitable accounts of the Grocers' Company

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City of London Livery Companies Commission

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1884

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110-119

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'Charitable accounts of the Grocers' Company', City of London Livery Companies Commission. Report; Volume 4 (1884), pp. 110-119. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=69707 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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GROCERS' COMPANY.

COPY CHARITABLE ACCOUNTS FOR 1881.

Sir William Butler's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Aug. 6Sir William Butler.Ground built on in Mincing Lane, Thames Street, &c., London.300Biddenham, BedfordshireFor repairing the highways there, 2l.
To the poor of Biddenham, 1l.
0120St. Mildred, Poultry, London.For their poor.

Dr.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges.3120

Cr.

1881Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 13By paid one year's Charity, St. Mildred, due Michaelmas.0120
" 5By paid one year's Charity, Biddenham, due Michaelmas.300

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Sir John Peche's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property devised or given to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
25th Hen. 8thSir John Peche, Knight.500l., money2134To the minister of Lullingstone, Kent.
540To the almsmen there.
168To the poor there on New Year's Day.
100To the relief of poor prioners in Newgate, Marshalsea. Ludgate, and King's Bench.
1040

Dr.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Jan.To balance last account940
Dec. 31To one year's amount of charge1040
1980
To balance940

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Jan. 14By paid Parish of Lullingstone, one year's Charity, due Christmas 1880.940
Oct. 10By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year, due Michaelmas.100
By balance940
1980

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Sir William Laxton's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1556.£s.d.
July 27Sir William Laxton.Messuages, Lands, &c., in St. Swithin's at London Stone, Sherborne Lane, Nicholas Lane, Abchurch Lane, Candlewick Street, and Eastcheap, London.41120Seven Almsmen at Oundle, in the County of Northampton, 2s. a piece per week, and a woman to attend them the like.
3000To the Schoolmaster at Oundle.
1000To the Usher.
140To repairs of the Schoolhouse.
82160[These payments were settled by a Decree of the Commissioners of Charitable Uses, dated 3rd Sept. 1868, and by a Judgment of the Master of the Rolls in 1843.]

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To Rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges.82160
82160

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Apr. & Oct.By Cash paid Almsmen at Oundle and a Woman to attend them, to Michaelmas.41120
June & Dec.By do. Schoolmaster3000
By do. Usher1000
By do. for Repairs140
82160

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Henry Cloker's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
1574.Henry ClokerA rentcharge of 40s. per annum out of houses in St. Michael's, near Crooked Lane. payable by the Coopers' Company.20020s. to the Almshouses at Ratcliffe.To the poor Almsmen or Women of the House.
20s. to the Grocers' Company's Officers.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
To Cash of the Coopers' Company220

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 3.By Cash paid Ratcliffe Almspeople 1 year due Michaelmas.200
By do. retained by the Company020
[Note. Under a Decree of the Court of Chancery, the annual payment by the Coopers' Company to the Grocers' Company has been increased from 2l. to 2l. 2s.; on the other hand, the Grocers' Company have for very many years paid the whole of the 2l. to the Ratcliffe Almspeople instead of 1l. only.]

(Signed) William Ruck.
Clerk.

Emme Bacchus's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1587.£s.d.
Aug. 27Emme Backhouse (or Bacchus).Messuage and house in Wood Street, London, and part of Haberdashers' Hall.4000The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.Towards the maintenance, education, and bringing up of four poor scholars at Oxford, and four at Cambridge, allowing to each 5l. per annum.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges.4000

Cr.

Expenditure.£s.d.
1881.By exhibitions paid within the year, viz.:—four to Oxford, four to Cambridge.4000
[Note.—These exhibitions have been voluntarily increased by the Company. They are now 50l. per annum each.]

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Mary Robinson's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1618.£s.d.
AprilMary Robinson500l. (money)2500To pay four scholars of Jesus College, Oxford.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To one year's amount to Christmas2500

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 12By paid Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, one year's exhibitions, due Michaelmas.2500

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Peter Blundell's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1599.£s.d.
June 9Peter BlundellGround built on in Dunning's Alley, Bishopsgate Street, London.200Hospital of Bedlam, London.To poor people there.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charge.200

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 6By paid Bethlem Hospital, one year's Charity due Michaelmas.200

(Signed) William Ruck, Clerk.

Lady Margaret Slaney's Gift to West Wickham.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1607.£s.d.
Oct. 12Dame Margaret Slaney.40l. (money)300West Wickham, KentFor apprenticing poor children of the Parish.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To balance300
To 1 year's amount due Michaelmas300
600
To balance600

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
By balance600
600

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Humphry Walwyn's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1612.£s.d.
Dec. 10Humphry Walwyn.600l. (money)3000Schoolmaster of Colwall, Herefordshire.
500Parish of St. Martin Orgars, London.
3500

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
To balance from last account7100
Dec. 31To one year's amount to Christmas3500
42100
To balance7100

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Mar. 29By paid Colwall Schoolmaster, half year's salary due Lady-day.1500
Oct. 3By paid Parish of St. Martin Orgar, half year's Charity due Michaelmas.500
" 10By paid Colwall Schoolmaster, half year's salary due to Michaelmas.1500
By balance7100
42100

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

William Robinson's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1633.£s.d.
JulyWilliam Robinson.400l. (money)1600Topcliff School, Yorkshire

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
To balance from last account800
Dec. 31To one year's amount to Christmas1600
2400
To balance800

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Jan. 28By paid Topcliff Schoolmaster, half year due Christmas last.800
Aug. 10By paid Topcliff Schoolmaster, half year due Midsummer.800
By balance800
2400

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Conway's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1637.£s.d.
March 29Lady Catherine Conway.1,441l. 13s. 4d. (money)2000Christ's HospitalTo place out four children.
500Parish of Luddington, Warwickshire.For their poor.
1000St. Dunstan-in-the-East, London.For their poor.
2298Town of Acton, MiddlesexFor their poor.
1000For releasing prisoners out of the prisons in and about London.
3l. to poor widows of members of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873).
6798

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipts.£s.d.
Dec. 31To amount of Gift as above, for one year.6798

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 13By paid Christ's Hospital, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas.2000
" 25By paid Parish of Acton, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas.2298
" 10By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas.1000
" 20By paid Parish of St. Dunstan, East, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas.1000
" 25By paid in Luddington, one year's Charity, due Michaelmas.500
6798

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Ann Middleton's Charity.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Gift.
1645.£s.d.
May 20Lady Ann Middleton.Land in and tythes of the Parish of Forden, Montgomeryshire;3000To the Master of Forden.
and a fee farm rent of 27l. per annum issuing out of the Rectory of St. Austell, Cornwall.10l. to Christ's Hospital (but which has been long since extinguished by the payment of a gross sum to the Hospital).
[The Forden tithes are commuted for a rentcharge of 328l. 0s. 8d. per annum, varying with the averages.]500To the Parish o West Ham, Essex.
1000For releasing prisoners out of Ludgate and the two Compters.
Residue to poor persons at the discretion of the Company (reduced under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873).

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
To balance2000
To rentcharge rents sufficient to meet the charges as on other side.4500
6500
To balance500

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Jan. 10By paid Vicar of Forden, half year, due Michaelmas 1880.1500
July 29By paid Vicar of Forden, half year, due Midsummer 1880.1500
Oct. 10By paid Receiver of Prison Charities, one year, due Michaelmas.1000
Jan. 4By paid Receiver of Parish of West Ham, one year, due Michaelmas.500
Dec. 31By paid Minister of Forden, half year, due Christmas.1500
By balance, West Ham500
6500

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

John Wardell's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1656.£s.d.
Aug. 26John WardellHouse in Walbrook, London, now on lease to Robert Ford for 21½ years from Midsummer 1860, at the yearly rent of 76l. 8s.6100To the Parish of East Greenwich, Kent.To the poor there.
400St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London.For maintenance of a light there.
Residue to the Poor of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1882.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
To rent sufficient to meet the charges as on other side.10100
10100

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Mar. 29By paid Parish of East Greenwich, one year, due Lady-day.6100
Oct. 4By paid of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, one year, due Michaelmas.400
10100

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Gilbert Keate's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1657.£s.d.
June 10Gilbert Keate600l. (money)1600Parish of Bishopstone, Wilts.For their poor, to be distributed equally amongst four aged persons.
800Parish of St. Hearne, Cornwall.For their poor, amongst two aged persons in like manner as Bishopstone.
2400

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To amount as on the other side2400
2400

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Apr. 14By paid Parish of Bishopstone, halfyear, due Lady-day.800
July 13By paid parish of St. Hearne, one year, due Midsummer.800
Oct. 7By paid Parish of Bishopstone, halfyear, due Michaelmas.800
2400

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

William Robinson's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1661.£s.d.
Aug. 9William Robinson.Lands and tenements in the Parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London.5500To the Town of Penrith in Cumberland, 5l. to Christ's Hospital (but which was purchased by the Company many years since and is extinguished.
500To St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
500To St. Thomas's Hospital
500Bridewell Hospital.
7000

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To rents during the year sufficient to meet the charges.7000
7000

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 6By paid Bridewell Hospital one year, due Michaelmas.500
" 11By paid St. Bartholomew's Hospital one year, due Michaelmas.500
" 4By paid St. Thomas's Hospital one year, due Michaelmas.500
Dec. 28By Parish of Penrith one year, due 1st November.5500
7000

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Ralph Box's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Will confirmed by Act of Parliament 15 Charles 2nd.Ralph BoxRentcharge of 63l. per annum, issuing out of land in Longworth in Berkshire.3000To the master of Witney School in Oxfordshire.
1500The usher.
1000The writing master.
300For repairs of the school house.
200Dinner to the visitors.
100Horse hire for do.
200Towards poor rates of Witney.
6300

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

The rentcharge of 63l. per annum is received by Mr. John J. Heele, the master of the Witney School at Witney, and the whole is retained by him to cover the above payments with the exception of the sum of 3l. for repairs, which is remitted by him to the Grocers' Company yearly.
The Company have laid out very considerable sums in repairs out of their own funds.
1881. Dec. 13The sum of 3l. was remitted to the Company.

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Edmund Turville's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Edmund Turville.1,000l. (money)7l. to poor members of the Company (redeemed under "Endowed Schools Act, 1869," in the year 1873.)
1100St. Dunstan-in-the-East, London.For the relief of their Poor.
400Allhallows, Barking, London.For the same use.
500St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, London.For the same use.
500St. Olave, SouthwarkFor the same use.
800Kyre Ward, Worcester shire.For the same use.
3300

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To one year's amount3300
3300

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Dec. 28By paid Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, one year, due Lady-day.500
Oct. 4By paid parish of Allhallows, Barking, one year, due Michaelmas.400
" 10By paid Parish of St. Olave, Southwark, one year due Michaelmas.500
" 13By paid Parish of Kyre Ward, one year, due Michaelmas.800
" 20By paid Parish of St. Dunstan, East, one year, due Michaelmas.1100
3300

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Ralph Clerveaux's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Ralph Clerveaux.House in Gracechurch Street, London.200Parish of St. Benet, Gracechurch.For the poor there.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31.To rent during the year sufficient to meet the charge.200

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 17.To Cash paid one year to Michaelmas200

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Alderman Saunders' Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Alderman Saunders.210l. (money)1000To Parish of Upton Warren in Warwickshire.To the placing out an apprentice.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31.To one year's amount as on the other side.1000

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
May 1.By Cash paid Parish of Upton Warren, one year, due 1st May.1000

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Richard Hale's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &cFor what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Richard Hale100l. (money)140St. Mildred, Poultry, London.For fagots for the relief of the poor.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31.To amount as on the other side140

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Oct. 3.By Cash paid Parish of St. Mildred, Poultry, one year to Michaelmas.140

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Francis Tyrrel's Gift.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
£s.d.
Francis Tyrrel700l. (money)600Parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey.For coals for the poor.
500To St. Olave, SouthwarkFor the same use.
500St. Botolph, Aldgate, London.For the same use.
500St. Giles, Cripplegate, London.For the same use.
500St. Sepulchre, LondonFor the same use.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31.To one year's amount2600

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
Apr. 26By paid Parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, one year, due Lady-day.500
Sept. 7By paid Parish of Bermondsey, one year, due Midsummer.600
Oct. 20By paid Parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, one year, due Michaelmas.500
" 10By paid Parish of St. Olave, Southwark, one year, due Michaelmas.500
" 11By paid Parish of St. Sepulchre, one year, due Michaelmas.500
2600

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.

Lady Slaney's Gift.

Dr.

Date.Donor's Name.Property given or devised to the Company.Yearly Sums chargeable thereon.To what Parish, Hospital, School, &c.For what purpose to be applied, according to the Terms of the Gift.
1607.£s.d.
Oct. 20Lady SlaneyGave a sum of money to be accumulated in the hands of the Grocers' Company for the purchase of lay impropriations.068 per cent.Christ's HospitalFor their poor.

The Account of the above Gift for the Year ending 31st December 1881.

Dr.

1881.Receipt.£s.d.
Dec. 31To Balance from last account15161
" 6s. 8d. per cent. at Christmas 1881 upon 4,830l. 3s. 2d. the amount of the accumulated fund in the hands of the Grocers' Company for the above purpose at Christmas 1880.1620
31181
To balance31181

Cr.

1881.Expenditure.£s.d.
By Balance31181
31181

(Signed) William Ruck,
Clerk.