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Greenwich, to be elected by the Board of Guardians of
the Ghreenwich Union, four persons possessing the quali-
fications for the office of a vestryman of the parish of
Greenwibh, to be elected by the Vestry of that parish,
one of whom shall be resident in each of the wards into
which the parish is divided, and two other persons,
possessing tne like qualifications, to be electea by the
incumbents or vicars for the time being of the several
ecclesiastical or new parishes of Christ Church, Holy
Trinity, St. John the Evangelist, St. Paul, and St. Peter,
within the ancient parish of Greenwich, and of any
other ecclesiastical or new parishes which may hereafter
be formed within or out of the same parish. The nomi-
nators for the parish of ShotteMhMn shall be the vicar,
churchwardens, and overseers of the poor of the parish
for the time being, and three other persons, being
resident ratepayers of the parish to be elected by the
vestry of the parish. Every nominator so elected as
aforesaid shall be appointed to office for the term, in
the case of nominators elected by a vestry, of five
years, in the case of nominators elected by the said
Board of Guardians, of four years, and in the case of
nominators elected by the said incumbents or vicars, of
three years, but shall in every case be re-eligible. The
first election of the nominators so to be elected as afore-
said shall take place as soon as conveniently may be
after the establishment of this scheme, and their elec-
tion shall be notified to the trustees, in the case of
Greenwich, by the vicar of Greenwich or by his direc-
tion, and in the case of Shottesham, by the vicar of
Shottesham. Upon the death, or resignation in writing,
or expiration of the term of office of any elected nomi-
nator, or if any nominator elected by the said Board of
Guardians shall cease to be a guardian, or if any nomi-



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settled in Shottesham, whereas the terms of the qualifi-
cation wovld only seem to re<)nire that they should
have heen inhabitants of the parish for four years imme-



diately previous. If a legal settlement is necessary,
mi^ht not the residence be extended to the limits of the
Union P Might not, also, a person who is irremoveable,



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nator elected by either of the said vestries or by the
said incumbents or vicars, shall cease to be respectively

aualified as aforesaid, an election of a nominate t o fill
be vacancy so caused shall be similarly, made and
notified.

15. The right of electing nominators shall lapse to
and be exerciseable by the trustees, if and so far as the
election by the electing bodies shall not have been fally
made and notified to the trustees as aforesaid, as to the
first election, within the period of three calendar
months next after the establishment of this scheme,
and, as to any subsequent election, within the like
period next after the occurrence of a vacancy.

16. A written notification of the occurrence of every

^t3^ vacancy in either of the hospitals shall be forthwith
men. given by or under the direction of the trustees, in the

case of Greenwich to the vicar of that parish, and in the
case of Shottesham to the vicar of that parish, who shall
thereupon convene a meeting of the nominators of the
parish, stating in the notices convening the meeting the
particulars of the existing vacancy or vacancies, and the
nominators, or a quorum of them, consisting in the case
of Greenwich of not lees than five, and in the case of
Shottesham, of not less than three, present at such
meeting, shall by a resolution adopted oy a minority at
least of the number present at the meeung, thereupon
proceed to elect and nominate two duly qualified
persons for each of such vacancies, and shaU forthwith
submit the names of the persons so elected and nomi-
nated, together with all necessary particulars, to the
trustees, who shall proceed to select and appoint, from
the names so submitted to them, a person to supply the
vacancy. If the votes of the nominators eiven upon an
election be equally divided, the vicar of the parish who
shall, when present, be chairman of the meetmgs of the
nominators, or in his absence the chairman to be elected
by the nominators present at the meeting to preside
thereat, shall have a double or casting vote.
T™**8e§to 17. If and so often as the nominators entitled to
^^^P®*"" nominate to a vacancy in a hospital, shall neglect
de&altqf or omit to elect and nominate to the trustees a duly
qualified candidate for appointment to the hospital in
which the vacancy shall have occurred, withm the
period of three calendar months next after the trans-
mission of the notices of the yacancy hereinbefore pre-
scribed, the trustees shall appoint some duly qualified
person to fill the vacancy without any further notice to
or communication with the nominators.

18. The trustees may defray out of the income of the
Jj^§j" •J^ charity anplicable for the purposes of the Hospital and
^i^Sm Pension tension Branches thereof any reasonable costs

and expenses incident to the election and meetings of
the nominators. The nomination of poor men shafi be
made by the nominators from time to time, in the
exercise of their discretion, at meetings of their body
and not separately by any individual nominator or
nominators.

19. There shall be paid to each of the poor men, out
of the income of the said charity by such periodical
payments as the trustees shall think fit, such an allow-
ance in money, being at the rate of not less than 108. or
more than 1^. per week, as shall be fixed and deter-
mined from time to time by the trustees. The said
sum shall include all the payments and allowances in
money or kind (except as nereinafber mentioned) here-
tofore payable by the trustees to tl^e poor men. The
trustees shall be at liberty to make arrangements for
the supply and service of such articles as they shall
think fit for the use of the poor men, and for the pay-
ment of the cost thereof out of their respective weeldy
allowances. The poor men shall also be provided, at
the cost of the charity, with a gown and cloak, and wiUi
a reasonable provision for washing fuel, and supplv of
light, in addition to their respective pecuniary allow-
ances.

20. No poor man shall be absent from the hospital of
which he is an inmate for a period exceeding 4o hours,
without the permission in writing of the warden, in the
case of. the hospital at Greenwich, or of one of the
nominators in the case of the hospital at Shottesham,
but in special cases such permission may for any suffi-
cient reason be given retrospectively after the absence
has occurred.

21. A separate room or set of rooms in the hospital
of which ne is an inmate shall be assigned by the
trustees to each poor man for his exclusive occupation.



nomination
bynominft-
ton.



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Stipends of
poor men.



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No poor man shall be permitted to let or part with the
possession of the room or rooms allotted to him, or to
suffer any stranger to occupy the same or any part
thereof, except with the special permission of the
trustees.

22. The trustees shall be at liberty to appoint medical
officers to attend the poor men in sickness, and to
supply them with necessary medicines and medical
appliances, at such yearly salary, to include the cost of
all such medicines and appliances, as shall be fixed
from time to time by the trustees, provided that the
annual sum to be paid under this clause shall not
exceed, in the case of the hospital at Greenwich, 601.,
and in that of the hospital at Shottesham 20Z.

The trustees shall also be at liberty to provide and
pay out of the income of the charity duly qualified
nurses, for the special care and attendance of any sick,
infirm, or aged inmate requiring such care or attend-
ance.

The trustees shall also be at liber^ to expend a sum
not exceeding 61. in any case, in den*aying the cost of
burial of the inmates of each of the hospitals.

23. The trustees shall provide and keep a book in
which shall be entered the names, ages, and descriptions
of all persons appointed to be poor men of each of the
hospitals, together with the dates of their respective
appointments.

24. If any of the poor men shall be guilty of in-
sobriety, insubordination, breach of rules, or immoral
or unbecoming conduct, or shall receive parochial
relief, or by reason of the acquisition of property shall
cease to be a proper object of the charity, or shall
become disqiialifiea from retaining his appomtment, or
if in any caeo it should appear that he nas been ap-
pointed without having the required qualifications, the
trustees, upon proof thereof to tibeir satisfaction, may
remove such poor man, and take possession of the
tenement or room occupied by him, and may direct the
appointment of another person in the place of the poor
man so removed, or, in case of such misconduct as
aforesaid, the trustees may, if they so think fit, suspend
the payment of the allowance, either wholly or in part,
during^ such time as they shall think fit and expedient.

25. The trustees shall be at liberty from time to time
to make rules and regulations for the management of
the ** hospital branch^* of the charity, and for the
government of the hospitals at Greenwich and Shottes
ham, and of the poor men and officers thereof respec-
tively, provided that the said regulations shall not be
inconsistent with the provisions of this scheme.

As to the Hospital at Qreemoich.

26. The hospital of the charity at Greenwich shall
continue to be called ** Trinity Hospital, Greenwich."

27. The chapel of the hospital shall be appropriated
to the celebration of divine service, according to the
rites and ordinances of the Church of England, for the
benefit of the poor men, officers, servants, and other
persons employed in or about the horoital.

28. There shall be a warden of the hospital, who shall
possess the qualifications prescribed by the existing
statutes of the hospital. He shall be appointed by the
trustees, and shall also be removeable by diem for
misconduct, neglect of duty, or other good cause, the
sufficiency of which shall be judged of and determined
exclusively by the trustees.

29. An official residence shall be provided by the
trustees for the occupation of the warden, rent free.
The warden shall reside in his official residence, except
during such intervals as may be allowed by the trustees ;
and he shall not underlet or part with the possession of
his residence or any part thereof.

30. The warden shaU have the immediate superinten-
dence and control over the hospital and the poor men
and officers, subject to the authority and direction of
the trustees. The warden shall also, twice at least in
each year make a report to the trustees upon the state
and condition of the nospital, mentioning in such report
any special circumstances which shall in his judgment
require the consideration of the trustees. The trustees,
with the sanction of the Commissioners, may grant a
suitable retiring pension to the warden, in the event of
his retirement from his office on the ground of age or
disability, or after a long period of service.

31. The trustees shall pay to the warden out of the
income of the Charity such a yearly stipend, not

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Booms in
hospitals
not to be
let.



Medical
officer and
nunea.



Register.



BemoTalof
poor men.



Rules and
regulations.



Title of hos-

Sitalat
rreenwich.
Chapel.



Warden.



Residence
of warden.



Duties of
warden.



Stipend of
warden.



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be fairly made eligible P There are other -partB of the
qualification quite antiquated.

*' I am, Ac.
** T. Hare, Esq. *' G. Fellows."

To the foregoing letter I have transmitted the following
reply:

" Charity Commission,
" Rev. Sm, March 12, 1861.

Trinity Hospital, Chreenwich,

In reply to yonr inquiry as to whether legal set-
tlement in Shottesham is a necessary qualification for



a person to be presented to this hospital, it will be satis-
factor3r to yon to be informed that no such legal settle-
ment is ileoessary. The laws of selftlettent have an
entirely different object^ and idthongh the habit has, in
many cases, grown up to confine such benefactions to
persons legally settled, that habit is in fact an abuse,
having its origin, I believe, in many cases from a desire
less to relieve the most deserving objects than to relieve
the poors' rate, in the parish.

I have, Sao.
" Eev. Charles Fellowes, Thos. Haee.

Shottesham."



Chapl&in.



Oombina-
tion of
offices of
warden and
chaplain.



Duties of
chaplain.



Payment to
churchwar-
dens.



Sub-warden.



Officers and
servants.



Limit of
expenditure
on hospital.



Title of hos-
pital at
Shottesbam.
Appoint-
ment of
steward of
hospitaL



A draission
lo hospital
of wives of
poor men.



Spiritual
wants of
inmates.



exceeding 200Z., as they shall from time to time
determine.

32. There shall be a chaplain of the hospital, who shall
be appointed and shall be removeable by the trustees,
and shall be a clergyman in priest's orders of the
Church of England.

33. The trustees shall be at liberty, if they think fit,
at any time after the next avoidance of the office of
warden, to combine the offices of warden and chaplain
in one person, but so long as the offices shall be held by
difi^erent persons, the trustees shall pay to the chaplain
'm annual stipend of an amount not exceeding lOOZ.

34. The chaplain shall have the spiritual care and
saperintendence of the poor men and officers of the
hospital, and shall visit and administer spiritual con-
solation to them. He shall, either in person or by a
sufficient deputy in holy orders, read prayers in the
hospital chapel in the morning of every day, other than
Sunday, throughout the year, and shall perform also
suph services in the chapel on Sundays and festivals, as
shall from time to time be prescribed by the trustees,
having regard to the convenience of the poor men.

36. The trustees shall be at liberty to pay to the
churchwardens for the time being of the parish of St.
Alphage, Greenwich, an annual sum not exceeding lOL
in respect of the attendance of the inmates of the
hospital at the services of the church of that parish.

36. The warden may appoint one of the poor men to
be sub- warden, subject to the approval of the trustees.
It shall be the duty of the sub-warden to assist the
warden in maintaing order and discipline amongst the
poor men, and in performing such other duties as shall
DC reasonably required of him. There shall be paid to
the sub-warden out of the income of the Charity a
weekly allowance of 5^., in addition to his allowance as
one of the poor men.

37. The trustees shall be at liberty to appoint such
attendants, servants, and officers as shall from time to
time be reasonably required for the purposes of the
hospital, at such salaries as shall be determined by the
trustees, but every such person may be dismissed by the
trustees at their pleasure.

38. The aggregate amount of the annual expenditure
in and upon tke hospital and its fabric and fittiugs, and
the maintenance of its inmates, and in relation thereto
shall not exceed the sum of 1,800L And the trustees
shall, as soon as practicable, take the necessary steps to
adapt the conduct and management of the hospitol to
tihie foregoing provisions of this scheme. Provided that
so long as the present warden or any poor man
appointed without notice that his appointment was
made subject to this scheme, shall continue to be
inmates of the hospital, the aforesaid expenditure may
be increased by any annual sum (not exceeding in the
case of the warden lOOZ., nor in the case of a poor man
201.), which may be necessary to maintain their present
payments and allowances.

As to the Hospital ai 8hottesham,

39. The hospital shall be called and known as
'* Trinitv Hospital, Sbottesham."

40. The nominators shall be at liberty, subject to the
approval of the trustees, to appoint one of the poor men
to be steward of the hospital. It shall be the duty of
the steward to maintain order and discipline amongst
the poor men, and to perform such other duties as shall
reasonably be required of him. There shall be paid to
the steward out of the income of the Charity a weekly
allowance of 4s., in addition to his allowance as one of
the poor raeu.*

41. The trustees may permit the wife of any pdor
man to reside with him in the hospital under proper
regulations, but Ho womfen so I'esident tn the hospital
shall acquire any right to be or toi^emain all inmate
thereof independently of her husband.

42. The trustees shall make special provision for the
spiritual wk^nts of the poor men, and shall pay'au



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annual sum not exceeding 20Z. to the vicar of Shottes*
ham, or his licensed cnrate, for that purpose.

43. In default of any duly qualified candidates for
appointment as poor men from the parish of Shottes-
ham, the vacancies in the hospital ikere shall be filled
by the appointment by the trustees, alternately, of
persons, being otherwise duly qualified, who shall have
been bon& fide resident in the town of Bungay in
Suffolk, or in the parish of Castle Bising in Norfolk for
not less than four years immediately preceding their
appointment. The persons so appointed shall be elected
and nominated to the trustees for appointment by the
rector or vicar, churchwardens, and overseers of the
poor of the several parishes in the town, or of the
parish, as the case may be, by an inhabitant of which
the vacanc}^ is to be filled, in accordance, mutaiia
miUandiSf with the rules and regulations hereinbefore
prescribed for the election and nomination of inmates of
the hospital at Shottesham.

44. The aggregate amount of the annual expenditure
in and upon the hospital, and its fabric and fittings, and
in relation thereto, shall not exceed the annual sum of
600Z.

Payments to OasUe Rising and Ohm Hospitals.

45. The trustees shall appropriate and pay out of the Payments to
income of the charity which shall remain, after pro- cSf'^"*
viding for and satisfying the objects aforesaid, an ing and "*
annual sum of 150Z. to the assistants for the time being ^^^

of Trinity Hospital, in Castle Bising, and an annu^
sum of 1001. to the warden and poor men of Trinity
Hospital in Clun, both of the foundation of Henry
Howard, Earl of Northampton, in augmentation of the
general funds of the said hospitals, to be applied by the
said assistants, and warden and poor men respectively,
in accordance with the provisions of schemes to be
established by the Board of Charity Commissioners for
England and Wales, or by a competent Court, for the
regulation of the said hospitals respectively ; the fiirst
of the payments prescribed by this clause shall be made
at the expiration of six months firom the date of the
establishment of the said schemes respectively.



Limit of a*
pendituRQo
DOipitaL



Pension Branch.

46. Subject as aforesaid, a further portion of the
income of the said charity shall be applied by the
trustees in paying the annual pensions or sums pre-
scribed by this scheme, for the benefit of the pensioners
to be appointed as hereinafter provided.

47. The full number of pensioners shall be thirty, of
whom twenty shall be selected from time to time from
the parish of Greenwich, six from the parish of
Shottesham, two from the parish of Castle Bising, and
two from the town of Bungay;. The pensioners shall
be petsons of either sex, and either married or single,
possessing in all other particulars the same quidifica-
tions as are hereinbefore prescribed in respect of the
poor men to be appointed from each of the said parishes
respectively.

48. Six of the pensioners to be selected from the
parish of Greenwich shall each be entitled te receive a
vearly pension of 36Z., each of the other pensioners shall
be entitled to receive a yearly pension of^ 26Z.

A pensioner from the parish of Greenwich receiving a
pension of 26Z. shall be eligible, being otherwise duly
qualified, to any vacant pension of hi^er amount.

49. The pensions shall be paid in such quarterly or
other periodical payments, and subject to such reason-
able regulations for ascertaining the identity and good
conduct of the pensioners, and their continued pos-
session of the required qualifications, as the trustees
shall fVom time to tame direct and prescribe.

50. The pensioners of each parish shall be eledtedatod
nominated by the respective persons; aiad shall be
appointed bj the trustees in the mannei^, hereinbefore
prescribed m respect of the ^edtion, nbmination, and



Pensioners.



Number and
qualiflca-
tions of
pmsionen.



Amoant of
pennons.



Payment of
pensions.



Appoint-
ment of
penstonere.



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Wabben*8 Got.

Sir Balph Warren gave the Oompany 1001. for the
maintenance of 20 nobles {61. 139. 4d.) per annum to-
if ards a dinner on Midsummer day.

This is stated to have been a portion of the purchase
money of the Ohalgrave estate. The share of the rents,
in the proportion which lOOZ. bears to the entire pur-
chase money, is applicable under this gift to the
disposal of the Company.



Whxtcington's Almshouses.

Sir Richard Whittington, Knight, citizen, mercer,
and alderman of London, and oftentimes mayor of the
same city, by his will of the 6th September 1421, proved
in the Court of Hustings at G-uildhall on Monday next
after the Feast of All Saints, and first of Henry 6th,
1423, bequeathed to his executors, John Ooventre, John
Carpenter, and three others, a tenement in which he
dwelt in the parish of St. Andrew, near Castle Bay-



Pen&onen
eligible for
admiwdonto
hospital or
ftlmshonae.



BemoTalof
penoonera.



Genenl
reguIatioiiB.



Power to
fenuteesto
expend sti-
pend or
peniioa for
the\)enefit

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dtlegate

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nominators.



appointment of poor men fVom each of the same
parishes.

61. Any male pensioner qualified for admission as a
poor man to the hospital of the parish in respect of
which he has been so appointed a pensioner, shall be
eligible for election, nomination and appointment to
that hospital, in manner hn-einbefore prescribed, and
if he shall become a poor man in that hospital his
pension diall be thereupon determined.

62. If any pensioner shall be guilty of insobriety, or
immoral or unbecoming conduct, or shall receive
parochial relief, or by reason of the acquisition of
property shall oease to be a proper object of the charity,
or snail become disqualified from retaining his or her
appointment, or if in any case it should appear that he
or Ae has been appointed without having the required
qualifications, the trustees, upon p*oof thereof to their
satisfaction, may displace such pensioner, and may
proceed to appoint another person in her or his place,
or in the case of such misconduct as aforesaia, the
trustees may, if they so think fit, suspend the payment
of the pension either wholly or in part during such
time as i^ey shall think fit and expedient.

63. The trustees may from time to time make such
general rules and regulations as they may consider
eiroedient for the government of the pensioners, xuro^
vided that the same shall not be at variance with the
provisions of this scheme.

64. The trustees, in lieu of pa3ring the whole amount
of the said stipend and allowances to any poor man or
pensioner in money may from time to time expend the
whole or any porticm thereof for his or her benefit, as
they shall think fit.

66. The trustees may delegate to the nominators for
each of the said parishes of G-reenwich and Shottesham
suitable powers, not being inconsistent with the provi-
sions of this scheme, for Sbe regulation of the hospitals,
poor men, and pensioners of each parish respectively,
and for the care and custody of the buUoings and
property of the charity there.

Besiduary Branch.

66. Subject to the payments and expenditure herein-
before prescribed, the residue of the annual income of
the charity shall be appropriated and applied by the
trustees as hereinafter provided.

67. The trustees shall be at liberty to pay an annual



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