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for a lease for 61 years from Lady Day 1830, at a rent of
18/., with a covenant to build a house and a carpenter's
shed. The lessee built upon the site five tenements or
cottages having a small garden in the front ; and the lease
which had previously been taken up was granted to the
lessee of the Company on the 30th September 1846,
whereby the tenements described as situated and numbered
1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, in Smith's Place, Snow Hill, in the parish
of St. Sepulchre, in the city of London, were demised to
Roddam Alethen Smith for 45 years from Lady Day 1846,
at the said rent of 18/., with covenants by the lessee for
insurance and repairs. The inmates of the almshouses at
the time of their removal were allowed 2s. a week each for
lodgings. No appointments of Hamond's almsmen have
been made since the almshouses were pulled down, but six
poor freemen who must be single men are now elected as
Hamond's pensioners. They each receive 10/. a year in
quarterly payments, and in addition in lieu of lodgings five
of them receive 1/. 9$, per annum, and the oldest pensioner
receives 5/. 4s. a year in quarterly payments making together

Twenty poor of the Company also receive 20*. a year at
the October court. The pensions and gifts ezhaust the
rentcharge of 80/. a year, which is received from the trustees
of Capt. Briscoe, the proprietors of 15 houses forming the
angle of Mincin^r Lane and Tower Street, and surrounding
Hamond's Court.

The income and expenditure of the Charity appears,
therefore, to be as follows : —


The rentcharge - -

The rents of the houses in Smith's

£ s,
- 80



£ s. d, £ 8. a.

Six pensioners - 60

Twenty poor of the

Company - - 20


Allowances for the lodgings of

pensioners - - 12 9

£92 9

The remainder of the fund is ex-
hausted by —

A quitrent of the Snow Hill pro-
perty payable to the Dean and
Chapter of Westminster

The cnarges of management at
5 per cent, taken by the
Company - - -


4 18

The gift for the purchase of impropriate rectories and
the appointment thereto by the Company of godly ministers,
was laid out in the purchase of the advowsons of the
rectory of Awre and the chapelir of Blakeney, both in the
county of Gloucester on the oanks of the Severn.

The Company reserve to themselves the rectory and
present to the vicarage.

£ 8. d.
The vicarage of Awre was, previously to the
year 1854, estimated at the annual value
of - . - - 560 3

The perpetual curacy of Blakeney at the

same time was estimated at - - 290 6 11

Making together

£850 7 2

A 14546.

This includes all the rectorial and vicarial tithes. The
habit was formerly on the presentation to these livings, for
the Company to demise the rectorial tithes to the incumbent
reserving a rent to themselves. This rent was in 1826 a
sum of 400/. This reservation was not continued after the
presentation of Mr. Jordan to the curacy in 1831 .

In 1854 a new ecclesiastical arrangement was made with
the sanction of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners by which
a portion of the vicanal tithes of Awre was annexed to the
district chapelry of All Saints . B}r a lease of the 29 th March
1854 the Company demised the tithe rentcharge in lieu of
great tithes of Awre and Bledesloe and of part of the fishing
of Haytor in the parish of Awre, to the present vicar, the
Rev. Joseph Henry Malpas, until March 1863 at a pepper-
corn rent. By a deed of the same date, made between the
vicar of the first part, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol
of the second part, the Haberdashers' Com(>any of the
third part, and the Rev. Charles Brooksbank, described as
the late chaplain, and now perpetual curate of the district
chapelry of Blakeney, of the fourth part, reciting an Order
in Council of the 8th August 1853, whereby a particular
district was assigned to the church or chapel of All Saints
in Bkkeney. It was witnessed that the vicar in pursuance
of his agreement therein mentioned and the Act of Parlia-
ment, thereby assigned to the Rev. Charles Brooksbank
the tithes and glebe therein mentioned, to hold the same
as perpetual curate of the district chapelry. Mr. Malpas
was presented in 1826, and Mr. Brooksbank in 1843.
The vicarage, however, has been rebuilt and enlarged during
the incumbency of Mr. Malpas.

The presentations are made in cases of vacancy by the
majority of the total number of members of the court

The vicar enters into a bond in the penal sum of 2,000/.
to reside in the parish, to repair the house and chancel of
the church and chapelry of Blakeney, and not to have any
spiritual living out of the parish, nor absent himself above
40 days without the consent of the master and wardens,


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according to the tenns of the will. I do not find that any
bond has been entered into by the chaplain (and perpetual
curate). There is no house belonging to the incumbent of
the chapelry. , . , .

The sum of 600Z. forms part of the loan fund which is
lent without interest, under the scheme of the Court of
Chancery mentioned in my Report on ** Loans without

W. AND M. Harrison's Charity.

William Harrison, by will of the 4th March 1619, gave to
the Company 150Z. for bread and clothing for poor aged or
impotent persons of AUhallows Staining, London.

And Mrs. Mary Harrison, by her will of the 15th October
1656, gave 150/. to the Company for coals for poor aged
women of AllhiJlows Staining.

The Company ai)propriate 39H. 13«. 4d. 3/. per cent,
consols^.as producing an annual dividend of lU. I5s.,
which is paid annually at Michaelmas to the clerk of the
parish of Allhallow^ Staining.

Hazei/Foot's Charity.

Hen^ Hazlefoot, by indenture of the 22nd August 1646,

conveyed to the use of the Company an estate called Pitley

Farm of the yearly value of 701, to be distributed as

follows : — £

To the parish of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London 8

To the Company's poor - - - 20

To buy com - - - - - 8

To St. Thomas's Hospital ... 8

To Christ's Hospital - - - - 5

To Bridewell Hospital . - - - 3

To St. Bartholomew's Hospital - - 4

To release prisoners - - - - 10

To the wardens 2/., derk and beadles 2Z. - 4

and the rest and residue for the further increase of the
Company's stock of com.

The Commissioners of Inquiry suggested a question
whether the surplus income of the estates devisea by the
donor were devised to Charity, or whether the charitable
gifts were no more than a charge to that extent. On the
3rd June 1831 an information was filed bv the Attorney-
General at the relation of George Shoebridge, against the
master and wardens of the firatemity of the art or mystery
of Haberdashers within the cily of London, stating, that
the rents and profits of the said estate and premisss had
become of great yearly value and much more tnan sufficient
for the purposes in the said indenture of release mentioned,
and that in consequence of the increased and increasing
revenue^ derived from the said estate and premises^ it had
become expedient that the said sevend and respective
charities should be increased in proportion to the increased
rents and profits of the said estates, and thafc a sdieme or
schemes should be approved of by one of tiie Masters of
the Court for such purpose.

And praying that an account might be taken of the
estates and premises belonging to the said Chanty, and of
all the particulars whereof the same consist, and also an
account of the rents and profits, and the accomulationf
thereof from such time as ine Court should think fit, and
of their application, and that the same might be adminis-
tered according to the intentions of the said H. Haxleft)ot^
or as near ther^ as circumstances would admit. And that it
might be referred to one of the Masters of the Court to
approve of a scheme for the future application of the
increased and increasing rents and profits of the said
Charity estates, and if necessary that the said estates and
premises might be conveyed and vested in trustees for the
benefit of the said Charity.

The Court, by its decree of the 12th November 1832
dismissed the information, with costs. From this decree^

file 25M6.


* Edmond Hamond's Charity.

By an order of the Board of Charity Commissioners,
dated the 7th January 1876, a scheme was established for
the retaliation and management of the Charity of which the
following is a copy.

Habsrdashbrb' Company.
General Charity. — Edmond Hammonds.



Charity Commission.

In the Matter of Hammond's Charity, created by
the will of Edmond Hammond, dated the 25th day
of February 1638.

This Board of Charity Commissioners for England and
Wales, having considered an implication in writing made
to them on tne 31st day of December 1874, in the matter
of the above-mentioned Charity, by

The Master and Wardens of the Fraternity of the Art
or Mystery of Haberdashers, in the city of London,
being the Trustees of the said Charity acting b^ John
Curtis, Esquire, their Clerk, duly authorised m that

And it appearing to the said Board, That it is desirable
that a Scheme should be established for the future
regulation of the said Charity, in manner herein-after
mentioned :

And upon notice of the intention of the said Board to
make an Order for that purpose, having been given,
according to the direction of the said Board, more than
one calendar month previously to the date hereof, by
advertisement in the "Times " newspaper, on the 20th and
27th days of November and the 4th day of Decemb^ 1875
respectively, and in the *' Guardian " newspaper on the
24 tn day of November, and the 1st and 8th days of
December respectively :

Do hereby order. That the Scheme set forth in the
Schedule hereto be approved and established as the Scheme
for the future regulation and management of the said


Scheme for the Begulation and Management of the above-
mentioned Charity.

1. The master and four \fardens of the Fraternity of the
Art or Mystery of Haberdashers, in the city of London,
usually allied "The Haberdashers' Company," shall
continue to be the Trustees of the Charity, and shall




Sams not

manage and administer the same, and its endowments, in
conformity with the provisions of this Scheme.

2. TheTrusteesmay pay totheir clerk, out of the yearly
income of the Charity, an' annual salary not exceeding bh
as a remuneration for his services in connection with the
administration of the Charity, which shall consist in
attending the meetings of the Trustees, keeping the
accounts of the Charity, and the minute book of the
Trustees and the register of the recipients, receiving the
rents and income and making the several payments
thereout, keeping a list of the applicants for the benefit
of the Charity, and inquiring into and examining their
respective characters, and circumstances and carrymg on
all necessary correspondence relating to the Charity.

3. The clear yearly income of the Charity, which shall
remain after the payment thereout of the clerk's salary and
all other necessary and proper outgoings and expenses of
management, shall be applied by the Trustees (subject to
such reasonable regulations as they shall ^m time to time
prescribe) in the payment of annual pensions or sums of
nob more than 20i. each to the pensioners herein-after

4. The pensioners respectively shall be selected and . _.
appointed from time to tune by the Trustees assembled at dS^iai^
a meeting, and shall be deserving poor persons, liverymen a^iu'^'ifio-
or freemen of the said Company, who from age, ill health, SjSifc'**^
accident, or infirmity shall be unable to maintain them-
selves by their own exertions, or the widows of such persons

with a preference for those who being otherwise qualified
as aforesaid shall have become reduced by misfortune from
better circumstances.

5. The Trustees shall, however, be at liberty to grant and g^^
payout of the said income unto any person having the domSoos.
qualifications aforesaid, or unto the widow of such person,

under circumstances of peculiar misfortune or distress a
special donation of not more than 6L, provided that no
pensioner shall be eligible as a recipient of any such
donation, and that every such recipient shall be selected
and appointed by the Trustees assembled at a meeting.

8. If any doubt or question shall arise as to the oon- onotioBste
struction or proper application of any of the provisions of %Rfor«t
this Scheme, or the manag^nent of the Charity, applica- ^ Oomaif-
tion may be made by the Trustees to the Charity Com- """^
missioners for England and Wales for their opinion or
advice, which when given shall be condusive upon all
persons claiming under the trust who shall be affected

Sealed by order of the Board this 7th day of
January 1876.
L.s. i Henby M. Vans,


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the relator appealed to the Lord ChancelkHr, who by his
judgment of the 12th March 1834 (order drawn up
9tb April 1834), afiOrmed the decree of the 12th November

1 have perused the shorthand notes of the Lord Chao-
cellor's judfpnenty and the decision appears to be placed on
the ffround that Uie direct object of the gift of 8i. and the
residue, was merely to assist the Company in providing
stadcs of com for sale, which it appeared the great com-
panies had been formerly required oy the Corporation of
London to do at periods of apprehended scarcity.

The Company are still in possession of the estates in
Essex, which produce an annual income considerably
exceeding tiie charge.

Li the administration of the Chanty the 8/. given to buy
com, and the 20/. given to the poor of the Company, are
added together and given away in gifts of 2O9. each to
^ poor of the Company at the Januarv court.

The respective sums are paid to tne several hospitals,
and to the parish of St. Nicholas. The 10/. for the release
of prisoners has been hitherto |>aid over to the account of a
"Fund for the Relief of Prisoners," which comprises,
however, only this Charity. The application has been
made by prisoners for debt in the London prisons, and
sums varying from 201, to 251, have been given in l&te
years; formerhr not more than 10/. was given. One

?risoner was rdeased in 1854, another in 1856, another in
858, and the last in 1860. There is, at present, a balance
of 75/. to the credit of this division of the Charity.

Hbwbb' Charity.

A loan gift by John Hewes of 100/., of which 75/. was
lost at the time of the last inquiry. The borrowers were
to be four, who were to pay lOs. a year each to the poor of
the Company.

The Company in respect of the remaining 25/. set apart
16/. 13#. 4d,, 31, yet cent, consols, producing one sum of
lOs, a year, which is given to a poor person of the Company
at the January court.

Heydon's Charity.

John Heydon, by wUl of the 6th March 1579, gave 100/.
to the Company to be lent to two young men at 3/. 6s. Sd,
per cent., to be paid to the Mercers' Company.

The Company reserve 111/. 2$, 3d,, 31, per cent, stock
as the supposed capital of this gift, which has not been
lent for more than a century, and they pay 3/. Gs. 8rf.
annually to the Mercers' Company.

Hobby's Charity.

John Hobby, by will of the 12th March 1674, gave
3,000/. to purchase lands of 170/. a year, of which 60/. a
Y*iar was to be applied annually in clothing for 30 poor
aged persons, of wnom 12 were to be free of the Haber-
dashers' Company.

The settlement of the scheme for the administration of
this Charity will be found in my Report on the Charities
under the management of the Clothworkers' Company.

The Company is entitled to twelve-thirtieths of six-
seventeenths of the income of the Chaiity for the clothing
of 12 poor Haberdashers.

The portion of rents received by the Company has on
the average of nine years been 67/. 7s, In the year 1861
it was 82/. 155. Id,

The Company in 1855 increased the number of recipients
of clothing from 12 to 14, who receive clothing in the
same manner, and nearly to the same value, as the clothing
mentioned in Bond's Charity. There was a balance in
favour of the Charity of undistributed funds of 169/. 0*. 6d,
In reply to the question whether the Company would be
allowed to increase the number of recipients, I have said
that I had no doubt of the competency of the Company to
do so, or of the propriety of doing it.

Holdbn'b Charity.

Josh. Holden, in November 1680, gave to the Company
110/. to pay on the 5th November 10*. each to 10 poor
people free of the Company.

Tliis is represented by 166/. \3s, 4c/., 3 percent, consols,
rart of the stock standing to the aooount of the

The gift is made to five poor persons in sums of 1/. each
at the October court, with Arnold's, Hazlefoot's, Hamond's,
Kelke's, Hewe's, Somers', and Peacock's Charities.

Huntlowb'8 Charity.

Thomas Huntlowe, by indenture of the 28th January
1543, gave to the Companv 50/. to pay 1/. 6s. 8d. amongst
10 almspeople in the almshouses in S(taining Lane, and in
1547 he gave 200/. for the 10 poor ahnshouses. The
almshouses in Staining Lane have not existed since the
Fire of London. The Company had commuted all these
payments by an increased payment to 10 poor freemen's
widows of 3/. a year each.

Since the Report of the Commissioners of Inquiry
(Vol. 10, pp. 189, 190), the Company have revised the
account of this Charity and charged themselves with as
much or somewhat more than the sum of 250/. would
produce if invested at 5 per cent., and nominally secured
it by appropriating 422/. 4*. 5d,, 3/, per cent, consols, the
dividends of whicn, amounting to 12/. 135. 4d„ they
distribute in pensions of 3/. a year each to four widows of
freemen, paid quarterly; the same persons also partici-
pating frequently in other gifts. The 10 pensioners men-
tioned by the Commissioners of Inquiry were reduced by
request of the court of assistants of 14tn January 1833 to
four persons, as vacancies occurred.

The sum of 13^. 4d, is paid to the clerk and beadle.

Hutchinson's Charity,

A loan gift by John Hutchinson, in respect of which the
Company received 68/. and for which they charge them-
selves with 66/. I3s. 4d,, 31, per cent, consols, and pay 2/.
a year to Christ's HospitaL

Jestgn's Charity.

Roger Jeston, by will of the 2nd April 1622, gave his
messuages and lands in St. Giles', Cripplegate, to the
Company, charged with the yearly sum of 102/. I2s„ as
follows : —

£ s. d.

To 6 poor old men of the Company - 15 12

„ clerk of the Company - - - 2

„ beadles and porter - - 2

„ his sister-in-law, and remainder to her

three daughters and their heirs - 20
„ the parish officers of Lambeth for the

poor - - - - 3

„ the parish officers of Kinver, Staffbrd-

shire, for the poor - - 5

„ three poor scholars of Trinity College,

Cambridge - • - - 20

„ Christ's Hospital - - - 8

„ St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew (4/.

each) - - - 8

„ wardens of the Company - - 4

„ Bridewell Hospital - - 4

„ preachers at St. Paul's Cross - - 5

„ lecturer at Lambeth - -600

The will then contained directions for the application of
the surplus, and also on certain contingencies of a portion
of the above payments in iniuntenance of the buildmgs on
the charity estate, with directions for an intermediate
application of the same surplus in loans without interest to
trunmers of hats and caps free of the Company : —

£ s. d.
The estate of this Charity consists of —

Nos. 1 to 6, Milton Street (Cripplegate),
let to John Nesham on a building lease
for 60 years from Lady Day 1830, at
50/. a year - - - 50

Nos. 1 to 18, Haberdashers' Square, at the
back of the last-mentioned houses, let
to Mr. G. A. Smith on a repairing lease
for 30 years from Lady Day 1860, under
the order of the Board, of the 3rd July
1860 - - - . 120

3,031/. Is., 3/. per cent. Reduced annuities,
the accumulations of the surplus income
of the estate - - - - 90 18 6

260 18 6
There is out of this a charge of 41, 4s, iot the
surveyor and 8/. \0s, to the account of the
comptroller as charges of management at
5/. per cent, on the rental (not on the
stock) 12 14

248 4 6

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The fund is thus administered : —

£ 8. d.

To six freemen of the Company, pensions
of 2/. 12*. a year each in quarterly
payments - •• - 15 12

The sum given annually by the master of
the Company at the January court to
some clergyman of the Church of
England of nis selection, in place of the
gift to the preachers at St. Paul's
Cross - - - * 5

The sum of 6/. 13*. 4d, each to three
scholars of Trinity College, Cambridge,
at the selection of the Bursar of the
College, who inserts their names on his
receipt 20

The churchwardens of Lambeth - -300

The rector of Lambeth, in respect of the
gift to the lecturer - - - 6

The hospital of Bridewell - -400

The St. Thomas' Hospital, by their
Treasurer - - - 4

The Bartholomew's Hospital, by their
Treasurer - - - 4

The churchwardens of Kinfare or Kinver,
StafiPordshire - - - 5

The Company appears to have purchased
of Christ's Hospital the annuity of 8/. a
year payable to that institution, and it
IS now carried to the account of the
Company - - - 8

The gift 0x201. a year to the sister-in-law
of the testator, with remainder to the
three daughters and their heirs has
been purchased by the Company - 20

94 12
The wardens, clerk, beadles, and porter of the
Company receive - - - 8

£102 12

The residue is annually invested. The present amount
of accumulations is above stated.

There is no probability that any occasion for the literal
application of the fund will ever arise. There are not any
persons of the class referred to likely to require the loans,
and unless some useful application of the fund be devised,
there is nothing to prevent the accumulation from con-
tinuing indefini^ly.*

Johnson's Charity.

Thomas Johnson, \)y will of the 3rd September 1563,
gave to the Company 50/. to distribute quarterly to the
neediest of the Company, 20^. in bread, &o. The Company
appropriate 133/. 6s, 8a., 3/. per cent, consols to meet a
disbursement of 41. a year, which they divide equally
amongst four poor persons free of the Company at the
Midsummer quarter's distribution.

1. JoNBs' Charity.

William Jones, by his will of the 26th December 1614
f proved 6th October 1615), gave to the Company 9,000/. to
ordain a preacher, a free school, and almshouses for 20
poor old diseased people of the town of Monmouth. The
charity was established by letters patent of King James
the First, of the 16th March 1614-5, whereby the Company
was specially incorporated as " Governors of the posses-
'' sions, revenues, and goods of the almshouses and free
'* grammar school of William Jones, in Monmouth, in the
•* county of Monmouth."

The buildings necessary for the preacher or lecturer, the
school, the schoolmaster, and under master, and alms-
houses for 10 men and 10 women, were erected on land in
Monmouth, purchased at the time of or soon after the
foundation, and occupy the angle of Bridge Street and
Almshouse Street, in tne town of Monmouth.

The ftind appropriated for the endowment was laid out
in the purchase of the manor and estate of Hatcham Barnes,
in the parish of St. Paul, Deptford, which I have in this
report shortlv distingmshed from the other property of the
Charity by the name of the Metropolitan Estate. This
property a&s now become of great value, and having regard
to its increasing magnitude, as the site of railway stations
and vast building operations, its future importance must be
enormous, and at present beyond the reach of calculation.

It comprises a large portion of the district on the London
side of Deptford, where the London and Greenwich,
London and Croydon, and the London and Brighton
Railways, the South Eastern Railway, and the Thames
Junction Railwoy, approach and intersect each other; and
portions of the purchase money, which the several railway-
companies have paid for the land which they have taken*
have been invested in the purchase of estates in Kent and
^Staffordshire. The acreage of the metropohtan estate
north of the Kent Road, was 218a. 2r. 33p., and south of
the Kent Road, 104a. Ir. 26p., making altogether
323a. Or. 19p. This has, however, been reduced to about

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