Mappleton, Benefactions transcription:
The William Ake Benefaction
in All Saints Church, Mappleton.
William Ake of Mapleton in the Month of January 1848, gave into the hands of the Minister and Churchwardens of the Parish of Mapleton, the sum of one hundred Pounds, in trust, and to the intent that the Interest thereof might be applied by them and their successors for ever, for the following purposes. Two shillings to be expended every other weekin the purchase of white Bread, which is to be distributed amongst Poor people at the discretion of the Minister and Churchwardens after Divine Service in the Church, and in no other place, except some of the poor are incapable of attending Divine Service through sickness or bodily infirmity. The remainder of the Interest is appointed to be distributed at Christmas amongst such poor people belonging to the said Parish of Mapleton as the Minister & Churchwardens shall judge to be the most proper objects of charity.
Prov. XIX v. 17
"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord."
Christ'r Forge,. M.A. Minister
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