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Wath upon Dearne parish:

Wath upon Dearne, Benefactions transcription:

The first List of Benefactions in All Saints Church, Wath upon Dearne.


IN PRIMIS. A Messuage and Croft with apurtenances in this Town and a Close at Melton Town end, containing one Acre of Land by Estimation given by John Savill Esq'r to the Poor, let together at ye yearly Rent of200
ITEM. three Rood of Land in Sandygate Field; half an Acre in School -house Field; And two Lands containing about one Rood or better, in Wm. Paynes upper Close let at per Annum0154
ITEM. a Dole of four dozen of Wheat Bread Yearly out of Thomas Tinsleys Land in Little-Hedge Field, per Annum040
ITEM. The Sum of five Pounds given by Mr. Walter, to buy a piece of Plate for the Communion Service.
ITEM. The Sum of ten Pounds given by Jonathan Walker, to put to Interest, for the benefit of the Poor.
ITEM. The Sum of thirty Pounds given by the Rev'd Thomas Wombel, B.D. towards building a School, with part whereof; one Rood and twenty nine Perches of Land in the School house Field, whereon the said School stands, was purchased
ITEM. a Close in the Parish of Harwood called Apple-tree-barrows, containing by Estimation six Acres given by Anthony Sawdry for teaching eight Poor Children, let at per Annum.2134
ITEM. a Close call'd Farr Acres in the Parish of Kirby overblows, containing by Estimation three Acres and a half given by him to put out a Boy and a Girl Apprentices, let at per Annum.2100
ITEM. The Sum of thirty Pounds to be put to Interest given by him, to pay for teaching our poor Children
ITEM. One Pound per Annum given by John Skyers, and payable out of his Lands at Hoober; to pay for teaching three poor Children100
ITEM. Thirty Pounds per Annum to pay a Lecturer for a Sermon every Sunday in the Afternoon, in this Church3000
ALSO. Eight Sacraments to be administered every Year, by the said Lecturer, at the charge of the Trustees of this Charity
ALSO. Ten Pounds a Year and a House for a Master to teach twenty poor Children to Read and Write1000
ALSO. a Weekly distribution of One Shilling in Oat Bread, among such of the Children as shall be at Church, amounting to per Annum 2120
ALSO. to buy them Books per Annum100
ALSO. to buy Coals for the use of the said School per Annum0100
ALSO. to put out One of the said Children Apprentice the Yearly sum of 2100
ALSO. to a poor Widdow residing in the Alms House, next the School (all given by Mr. George Ellis) Yearly100
ITEM. five Pounds per Annum to five poor People, given by the Rev'd William Spencer D.D. to this Town500
ITEM. the sum of Ten Pounds, given by George Gawtress; to be put out to Interest for the use of the Poor.
ITEM. to the poor of Brampton Byerley, given by John Skyers, out of Bull-Close, and Cam-ing, in Hoober, payable every Good Friday per Annum100
ITEM. To the same poor given by Robert Jebson; out of a House in West Melton now in the possession of Jervas Carnelley per Annum034
ITEM. To the same poor given by Wid: Elam, of Newell; out of Lands in Wadsley; now in possession of Thomas Carr and Eliz: Elam, per Annum100
ITEM. Two Houses in West Melton, and nine Acres of Land belonging to them, given to the same poor, per Annum300
ITEM. Dr. Spencers Dole, to the same poor, per Annum500
ITEM. Thirty Acres upon Hoober, set out for the same; at the time of Inclosing that Common, per Annum1000
ITEM. The Sum of twenty Pounds given by Mrs. Twittey; to be put out to Interest, one half thereof to pay for teaching a poor Boy, belonging to Wath; and the other half to the poor Widows, belonging to Wath
ITEM. Two Silver Cups, given by Mrs. Sarah Tolson; to administer the Communion in
ITEM. The Sum of thirty Pounds given by the Rev:nd Will'm Steer to be put out to Interest for the Benefit of the Poor

Data transcribed by
Jack Parry.
from photography by Colin Hinson