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Whitley Charities

Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.

Endowed Charities W.R. Yorkshire and Sheffield Vol 3 1899 953 pp
Volume 3 - (North Western Division)

p. 816 Township of Whitley - Richard Beaumont's Charity - see p. 829 Richard Beaumont of Whitley Hall, in the County of York, Esq. by his Will, dated 8th January 1703, proved at York 28th August 1704, devised to his cousin, Richard Beaumont the younger, son of Richard Beaumont of Lassells Hall in the County of York, gentleman, and to the heirs male of his body, lawfully begotten or to be begotten for ever, and for want of such issue, to the next heir male of the name Beaumont, for ever, all his manors, messuages, lands and real estate within the county of York to the end and purpose that the same might remain in the name of Beaumont, and upon condition that the said Richard Beaumont the younger, and his heirs male, should pay the legacies thereafter mentioned, and also an annuity for putting out of poor boys apprentices; and he gave to the townships of Kirkheaton, Crosland, South Mirfield, and Lepton, the sum of £40 for ever to be paid and equally divided and distributed to each township an equal share, and to the several overseers of the poor thereof for the time being, by the said Richard Beaumont the younger and his heirs male, should put forth of the said townships eight poor boys apprentices, yearly and every year for ever, to trades, with the said £40.

The estates mentioned in the will are now the property and in possession of Richard Henry Beaumont, of Whitley Hall, Esq., who came of age in or about the year 1820.

Account of Apprentices put out by Mr. Beaumont's Charity since 1820. Taken from the Report on the Charity dated 31st January 1829

TownshipApprenticesMastersWhen BoundChurchwardens
CroslandWilliam LodgeJohn Booth25th Sept 1821David Perkin
CroslandWilliam PerkinBenj. Scholefield9th Oct 1821David Perkin
CroslandDavid SykesJohn Sampson27th Mar 1822David Perkin
CroslandJohn BradleyJoseph Armitage3rd April 1822David Perkin
KirkheatonJoshua BalydonJohn Hutchinson4th Feb 1822Benjamin Wilkinson
KirkheatonJohn DransfieldJames Dyson4th Feb 1822Benjamin Wilkinson
KirkheatonJohn WilbyJames Newsome4th Feb 1822Benjamin Wilkinson
KirkheatonJohn HillJoseph Armitage4th Feb 1822Benjamin Wilkinson
KirkheatonJohn TyasThomas Tyas25th Aug 1824Joseph Graham
KirkheatonJohn HillW.A. Dodgson25th Aug 1824Joseph Graham
KirkheatonAbnor HillThomas Kirkshaw15th Feb 1826Joseph Lockwood
KirkheatonGeorge LaycockJohn Armitage28th Aug 1826Joseph Lockwood
MirfieldJos. ScholefieldJames Bradley9th Jan 1822Thomas Hopkinson
MirfieldAdam SwithenbankJoseph Thewlis14th June 1822John Pilling
MirfieldGeorge ScholefieldJob Kaylor7th Oct 1825Joseph Goldthorp
MirfieldSamuel LeeJoseph Day7th Oct 1825James Wraith
MirfieldRichard ShipleyJames Firth17th Jan 1826James Wraith
MirfieldBenj. HepworthGeorge Hepworth11th Feb 1826Daniel Day
p. 836 Township of Whitley Upper - Bedford's Gift - see p. 816 & The Township Lands
Transcribed by Alan Longbottom
Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to
inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education
of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.