Whixley, Benefactions transcription:The first List of Benefactions in the Church of the Ascension, Whixley.
BENEFACTIONS TO THE1640, CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, late of Whixley, deceased, left to the poor of Whixley forty shillings per annum; viz. twenty shillings at Christmas, and twenty shillings at Easter, to be paid at least six days before each Feast, and to be distributed at the discrection of Mr. RICHARD TANCRED, afterwards Sir RICHARD TANCRED Knight, and his heirs for ever:
POOR OF WHIXLEY.
In 1786 the present heirs at Law of the TANCRED family, viz. WILLIAM BURRELL MASSINGBERD Esquire. Mrs. ANN KERSTEMAN, Mrs. CLARE LAMBERT, and Miss MARY LEWIS, did give their authority to the Minister and Churchwardens for the time being, to distribute the above charity.
1643, RICHARD TEBB, late of Green Hammerton, deceased, left by Will twenty shillings to the poor of Green Hammerton, and ten shillings to the poor of Whixley, yearly, for ever: to be given upon every Easter Day to the poor of both Townships, at the discretion of the Vicar of Whixley, the Churchwardens, and Overseers of the poor, for the time being.
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