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Norfolk: Wells

Zachary Clark: Charities belonging to the Poor: 1811

of the different CHARITIES
belonging to THE POOR
Abridged from the Returns under GILBERT'S ACT,
to the House of Commons in 1786;
in the Office of the LORD BISHOP OF NORWICH.


  • G - (if present) an abridged extract from Gilbert's Returns, 1786
  • T - (if present) an abridged extract from a terrier, with its date
  • GT - (if present) combined abridged extracts from Gilbert's Returns and a terrier.
  • In the original, pounds are shown as "l" so, for example, 60 pounds is shown as "60l." which is not easy to read. In this transcription they are shown as "£" so 60 pounds appears as "£60".
  • Town Barningham is also known as Barningham Town or Barningham Winter.

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


G. - A Rent Charge of £18. per annum for the Poor of Wells, payable £8. at Christmas, and £10. at Lady Day, from an Estate at Bale, vested in the Rector of that place, given by the Rev. Mungo Moray, Rector of Wells, toward the close of the 17th century.

Christopher Ringer, of Field Dalling, Gent. by Will, dated in 1678, bequeathed £8. per annum each to two widows, for teaching 30 poor children each to read, knit, and sew: also £16. per annum to be laid out in wheat meal, to be given to poor persons in Wells, who do not receive collection from the parish. The aforesaid sums are regularly paid out of the rent of an Estate in Town Barningham, under the management of 8 Trustees, which Estate was purchased partly with the money left by the said Christopher Ringer, and partly with £100. advanced by the parishioners, for which sum the Trustees pay £5. per annum interest, to the Parish Officers of Wells. The rent of the Estate is £55. a year.

Ann Tidd, by Will, dated in 1738, gave all her Estates in Wells to her sister Bridget Tidd, charged with an annual payment of £20. to the Poor in Wells, who do not receive collection, to be distributed by her said sister and her heirs for ever. The present heir is George Chad, Esq. of Thursford.

See also the Wells parish page.

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January 2016