A memorable memorandum of the charitable and well disposed Christians and their bequests to the poor of the town and parish of Ouseburn. Imprimis, Henry Bigland, of the parish of Spofforth, who left 6 shillings and eight-pence to the poor of the township of Little Ouseburn for non-payment of which, he left land at Spofforth to be paid yearly on the 20th day.
2ndly, Mr. John Bell, Dr. of Physic, who left twenty shillings, yearly to be distributed to the poor of the afore-said town and parish for non-payment of which he left land at Nun Monkton.
3rdly, Mr. John Mann, whole-sale Grocer in York, who left the use of ten pounds, to be divided monthly in bread to the poor of the said town & parish.
4thly, Mr. Lawrence Keighly of Little Ouseburn who was Imerd [Interred?] February 13th, Ano, 1705, and left the use of ten pounds to the poor of the said town.
5thly, Mr. John Abbay of Kirby Hall Imerd September 6th, Ano, 1705, and left the use of ten pounds to be distributed yearly at Christmas to the poor of the town and parish of Little Ouseburn.
6thly, Mr. John Barker, Bachelor, of Poole Spring in this parish, left the use of five pounds to be distributed yearly at Easter to the poor of the town and parish of Little Ouseburn.
7thly, Mr. Thomas Mason, late Gardener at Kirby Hall who died January 25th 1834, left to the poor of the township of Litle Ouseburn the use of ten pounds to be distributed yearly on St. Thomas's Day, in money, coals, or bread, as the Minister and Churchwardens shall think advisable.
G. Whitehead, March 31-1843
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