BEQUESTS AND CHARITIES George Smithson of Boroughbridge left by will dated 1623, the rents of certain lands to the value of two pounds per annum for ever to be distributed on Good Friday, of which the sum of one pound five shillings is for the poor of Boroughbridge.
Edward Marke of Minskip left by deed dated 1623, the sum of one pound per annum for ever to be distributed on St. Luke's Day, of which the sum of five shillings is for the poor of Boroughbridge.
John Thompson of Aldborough, left by will dated 1653, the sum of ten shillings per annum for ever to be distributed on Good Friday, of which one shilling and eight pence is for the poor of Boroughbridge. N.B. These three amounts are payable yearly to the Churchwardens of Boroughbridge by the Churchwardens of Aldborough.
William Earle of Minskip, left by will dated 1635, the sum of four pounds the interest to be distributed yearly on the first day of May, of which one fourth part was for the poor of Boroughbridge. [This which was a money bequest has been lost.]
John, Lord Craven, Baron of Ryton, left by will dated May 28th 1647, two hundred pounds in money, vested in land on or about 1669, the annual interest of five pounds to be given to the poor of Boroughbridge for ever. This land is situate in the Township of bigger Dunsforth, and is owned partly by Major Stapylton of Myton Hall, and partly by Mr. Robert Inckbold Robson of Grassgills in the parish of Marton-cum-Grafton.