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River, south on the garden of W. Child and
on ground leading to Clay Hill,Nos. 11, 12^
and 13 on the Company s map, containing
2a. 3r. 39p., and let to William Dimsdale
Child for 21 years, from Michaelmas 1840 -

2. Ten houses on the west side of Baker Street,
Enfield, with land at the back, extending
about 94 feet in depth and 116 feet in length,
let to W. W. Newton for 61 years, from
Midsununer 1830 . - . .

3. House and shon, with garden in Baker
Street, Enfield, the garden extending about
120 feet in depth by about 84 feet in
breadth, let to Joseph Matthews for 21
years, from Christmas 1841

4. A parcel of ground in Baker Street, Enfield,
consisting of a school house (the School of
Industry) and 23 perches of land -

(The school house is said to have cost 800/.,
but the lease does not appear to have been
taken up, and therefore the covenant was
not entered into. There is no intention to



£ s. d.



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3. Payments for non-educational

purposes.

4. Expenses On property not in the

occupation of the School,
Repaurs ....

Rates and taxes (excluding Pro-
perty tax) - - -
Insurance ...
Land tax, chief rents, &c.
Tithes, &c. - - -
Expenses of woods



d. £ 8. d.



£ s, d.



Expenses on property in the occit-
pation of the School.
Repairs, &c. in excess of income

of Repairs Fund
Rates and taxes
Insurance ...



6. Temporary annual expenses.

Interest on money borrowed
(£ ) .

Pension payments

Other payments

Property tax - - -

7« Extraordinary expenses of the

year,

Specinrin>

detail, j

8. Investments made during the year.



Net Expenditure on the School.
Salary of head master -
Payment for assistant masters,

school apparatus, &c.
Examiners' fees and expenses -
Printing examination papers, &c.
Book prizes ...
Books (for library, &c.)
Paper, pens, ink, Ac. -
Gas, water, coal, &c. -
Cleaning, porterage, &c.
Special payments : —
Lecturer on any special sub-
ject ...
Pnze-day expenses, &c. &c. -



10. Scholarships.



to Clauses.
11. Exhibitions,



12. Payment for Education of Girls.



Unapplied surplus (less current balance)
Balance in hand at close of account

Total - . -



RifiPAiRs AND Improvements Account for the
year ending ,



Dr.

Balance at commencement of account
Dividends on Government stock



Cr.
Ordinary repairs - - .

Extraordinary repairs or improvements
Balance to next account



Hostel Account for year endings

Receipts,
From fees for boarding :

1st quarter or term - - .

2nd „ „ . . .

3rd „ „
4th .,..-..



£ s. d.



£ s. d.



Total expenditure of the year



£



Total


£ s.


£
d.




Exp

Maintenance :
Meat, &c.
Bread, &c.
Groceries
Beer -
Vegetables


enditure


£ s. d.


Other expenses : —
Matron

Domestic servants
Washing
Medical expenses
Fittings and furniture -






account


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£






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Brought forward
terminate the tenancy before the expiration
of 61 years mentioned in the report of the
Commissioners of Inquiry (vol. 32^ part 2,
page 429.)

. A house, garden » and field in Baker Street,
Enfield, on lease to Thomas Challis for 21
years, from Lady-day of 1841 —

a. r. p.

5 1 14.— Close -

3 1 21.— House, &c.

32.— Coach house, &c.

2 8.— Kitchen garden

6. Land at Enfield, Enfield Chace, 8a. 3r. 5p.,
occupied by Sir George Prescott's represen-
tatives, tenants from year to year -

7. Allotment onEnfield mclosure, 1 la. 2r . 34 p.,
land and house, bam and field, let to Joseph
Woodhouse for 214 years, from Lady-day
1841, expires Michaelmas 1862

8. Allotment of land in Wold Marsh, Enfield,
6a. Ir. 20p.,]etto James Griggs, tenant from
year to year - -

Bennington, — Hertfordshire.

9. The Bell Public-house, with 2 meadows,
Nos. 82, 83, 84 on the Company's map,
making altogether 3a. Or. 6p., in the occupa-
tion of Thomas and George Simpson, on an
agreement for lease for 21 years, from
Michaelmas 1855 - - - -

10. Cutton Hill farm in the same parish, farm
house, bams, and premises, and 138a. 3r. 36p.
in 87 incloeures, very much detached, let to
Leonard Procter by an agreement for lease
for 21 years, from Michaelmas 1842

St. Mildred's Poultry,

11. No. 9, Poultry, let to Henry Withers on
lease for 21 years, from Michaelmas 1841 -

12. No. 10, Poultry (an undivided moiety, see
No. 16 in the table of Bancroft's Charity),
let to Elizabeth Bayall for 21 years, from
Michaelmas 1851, at 180L -

The funded property is 2,278/. 10«. \\d. Bank
3/. per cent. Consols



£ 8. d.
66



110

9 9

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The charges and disbursements of this estate and the
charity are as follows :— £ s. d.

Surveyor's charges on looking after the farms 3
Clerk uf the Company (under scheme herein-
after stated) - . . - 30

jr33



In March 1847 the Company presented their petition to
the Court of Chancery, stoting that the income arising
from the tenements ana premises of the charity at the time
the Company accepted the trusts of the will was the yearly
sum of 202/. Ss, or thereabouts, but that the same, with the
dividends on the said Bank Annuities, was then of the yearly
value of 646/. I9s, or thereabouts, in addition to the interest
upon an Exchequer Bill for 500/., and praying that it
might be referred to the Master to settle a scheme for the
future regulation and management of the charity, and for
the application of the yearly income of the charity estates
and flinds towards the charitable objects mentioned and
pointed out in the said will, or as near thereto as might be,
having regard to the said will and to the yearly increase of
the said funds, and in settling snch scheme the Attorney-
General might be at liberty to attend before the Master.

The Court, by its order of the 12th March 1847, referied
it to the Master to approve of a scheme for the future
regulation and management of the charity, with liberty to
the Attomey-General to attend, and the Master was at-
tended accordingly, and made his report of the 9th May
1848, wherein he stated the will of Henry Dixon, and that
the Drapers' Company proposed the following scheme for
the future administration of the said charity : —

SCUBMK.

That the sum of 30/. per annum should be paid to the
clerk of the Drapers' Company for his trouble in collecting
the rents and profits of the said charity, and in carrying
into e£Pect the orders which shall from time to time be made
by the court of assistants or any committee of the said
Ciompany, and that all the residue and remainder of the
dividends, interest, rents, issues, and profits of the said

A 14546.



charity property, after deducting all the expenses attending
the same, shall be applied in the following manner, that is
to say: —

In, for, and towards placing apprentices to handicraft
trades in the first place of such poor boys, wheresoever bom,
as shall bear the Christian name and surname of the said
testator " Henry Dixon," and are of the age of 14 years or
more, the sum of 30/. for each such boy, and also for the
payment of the sum of 10/. to every such boy so placed out
apprentice as aforesaid that shall duly and truly serve his
said apprenticeship, and who shall be made free of the City
of London by virtue of such service, and who shall apply
for the same within a month after he shall be made free of
the said city ; and in the next place in, for, or towards the
placing apprentice to handicraft trades of such poor boy,
wheresoever born, as shall bear the surname of *' Dixon "
only, and shall be of the age of 14 years and upwards, the
sum of 20/. for each boy, and for the payment of the sum
of 10/. to every such boy so placed out apprentice that shall
duly and truly serve his said apprenticeship, and who shall
be made free of the City of London by virtue of such ser-
vice, and who shall apply for the same within a month after
he shall be made free of the said city ; and for want of such
of them, in and for placing out apprentice to handicraft
trades of such and so many poor boys born and resident in
the several parishes of Bennmgton, m the county of Here-
ford, and Enfield, in the county of Middlesex, and of the
parishes of St. Catherine Coleman, in the City of London,
and St. Mildred in the Poultry, in the said City of London,
and who respectively shall be of the age of 14 years or
upwards, a sum of not less than 5/. nor exceeding 25/. for
each such boy, and also for the payment of a sum of 10/.
to every such boy of the said several parishes so placed out
apprentice as shall duly and tmly serve his apprenticeship,
and who shall be made free of the city of London by virtue
of such service, and who shall apply for the same within a
month after he shall be free of the said city ; and in case
there shall not be any boys within the description al)ove
mentioned, that the said Drapers' Company do apply the
said dividends, interest, rents, issues, and profits in or for
the placing out apprentices to the trades aforesaid of such
of the sons of the tenants which now are or hereafter shall
be tenants of the lands, hereditaments, and premises, or any
part thereof which constitute a portion of the property in
auestion in this matter, and whose parent or parents shall
desire the same, and which boys are of the age of 14 years
or upwards, a sum not less than 5/. nor exceeding the sum
of 25/. for each such boy, and for the payment of the sum
of 10/. to every such son of a tenant so placed out appren-
tice within two months after he shall have served the term
of seven years as an apprentice upon his producing a certi-
ficate of his having served such apprenticeship under the
hands of the churchwardens for the time being of the
parish in which he shall have served his said apprenticeship ;
and in case there shall be no boys answering the descrip-
tion or descriptions aforesaid, that the said Drapers' Com-
pany may be at liber^ to apply the said dividends, interest,
rents, issues, and profits to and for the placing out appren-
tices to the trades aforesaid any poor boys as the court,
commonly called the court of wardens of the Drapers'
Company for the time being, shall from time to time nomi-
nate, think fit, and appoint, and which boys shall be of the
age of 14 years rr upwards, a sum of 25/. for each such boy,
and for the payment of the sum of 10/. to every such boy
so placed out apprentice that shall duly and tnuy serve his
said apprenticeship, and who shall be made free of the City
of London by virtue of such service, and who shall apply
for the same within a month after he shall be made free of
the said city.

That the said Drapers' Company shall in the month of
February 1849, and m every subsequent year, pay the sum
of 5/. as an annual donation to tbe trustee or trustees or
schoolmaster for the time being in aid of the funds of the
National School of the parish of Bennington, in the county
of Herts, and iu case the said National School bhall at any
time cease to exist then that the Drapers' Company may be
at liberty to pay the said annual sum of 5/. for the support
of any school or scho(^8 that may be situate in any parisn in
which a portion of the hereditaments and premises belong-
ing to the said charity may be situate.

That the sum of 51, shall be annually paid to the church-
wardens of the parish of St. Catherine Coleman, London,
in buying of coals to be given to the poor people residing
in the said parish.

The Master approved the said proposed scheme, and the
report was confirmed, and by the order of the Court of the
29th May 1S48 it was ordered that such scheme should be
carried into effect, and it was ordered that the costs of the
petition and of the Attomey-General should be taxed and
paid by the Drapers' Company out of the fund of the
charity therein mentioned.

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The disburae.nents for the charity purpoies have been —

In 1860, placing out apprentices - - 655
After gifts 160

£»\h

The sums were paid to 55 apprentices in sums ^m 5/.
to 25/. Few applications are made from persons of the
name of the testator, and a few from the parishes named in
his will, and the others are children recommended b^ mem-
bers of the Company. The rule of qualification is that
they shall be over 14 years of age, and they are bound for
seven years. When they are outdoor apprentioet there is
a private arrangement that they shall be allowed some-
thing by the Master for board and lodging. The Company,
have no information of the subsequent career of the ap-
pi^ntices, unless they apply for the after gift on taking up
theur freedom.

In I860 16 apprentices applied for such after gift and
received it.

There is annually a ^ft of 5/. to the Bennington School,
and hi. paid to the parish of St. Catherine, Coleman Street,
instead of the 405. a year appointed by the will.

At the end of the year i860 there was a balance to the
Ci^dit of the charity of 644/. 1«. 10}d.*



PART II.
Dummer's Charity.

William Dummer and Alice his wife conveyed to trustees,
by their indenture of the 5th May, 16 Elizabeth (15/4),
two messuages in Cornewell (Cornhill), in the parish of
St. Christopher, and a messuage in the parish of St. Se-
pulchre, upon trust, to permit the renter of the Drapers*
Company to receive the rents, and to distribute yearly 13/.
to 13 ancient poor householders, freemen^ or theu* widows,
to the renter of the Company 55.^ and to the wardens
l:iff. Ad,

The estate of the Company is charged with 13/. 18*. 4c/.,
of which 13/. is carried to the account of the charities
general for '*poor on the roll" {see Kendrick's Charity),
and of the rest the clerk receives 5«. and the wardens
13s. Ad.

Edmanson's Almshouses in Stratpord-lb-Bow.

John Edmanson, by his will of the 23rd November 1695,
gave to the Drapers* Company all his messuages and here-
ditaments in the City of London, in trust, to purchase land,
and build thereon 12 almshouses for 12 poor men and
women, and afterwards to employ the rents for the use of
such poor who were either to be inhabitants in the precincts
of St. Catherine or decayed sail-makers or their widows
inhabiting there or elsewUere.

The akashouses were built some time after 1 705 on a
piece of ground in the parish of Stratford, and are situated
near the railway bridge on the Bow Road, and form, with
Sir John JoUe's Almshouses, three sides of a square, the
latter forming part of one side of a square, and the chapel
and some of Edmanson's Almshouses another side, and the
. remainder of the latter almshouses the third side, which
has subsequently been elongated by other buildings on
that foundation.

The estate belonging to this foundation is as follows : —



Nbs. 25 to 38, Betts Street, RatclifiFe
Highway, demised to John Hardy,
now in the tenure of William Nash,
under building lease for 78i years,
from Lady-day 1787

Noe. 7> 8, 9, Betts Street, demised by
building lease for 61 years, from Christ-
mas 1826, representatives of George
Beaton - - . -

Nos. 10 and 11, Betts Street, building
lease for 70 years, from Midsummer
1795, to Daniel Hesse

Nos. 12 and 13, Betts Street, building
lease for 70 years, from Midsummer
1795, in tenure of W. Chas. Hesse -



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* Henry Dixon's Charity,

By an order of the Board of Charity Commissioners,
dated the 6th April 1880, the Company, as the trustees of
this charity, were authorised to effect the purchase, in trust,
for the charity, at a price not exceeding 1,200/., of a piece
of land containing 4a. Ir. 19p. or thereabouts, with the
stabling, barns, and other buildings thereon situate in the
parish cf Enfield, in the county of Middlesex, on the east
side* of a street called Baker Street, and a right of foot and



Brought forward

Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 6, Betts Street, building
lease for 79J years, from Lady-day
1786, in tenure of James Karr

Dwelling-house and ground in Betts
Street, demised to John Dowsett for 21
years, from Midsummer 1840 (the
lessees purchased the materials of the
sugar houses on this estate at 1,050/.) -

No. 4a, Betts Street, demised for 21 years,
from Christmas 1843, to J no. Dowsett

Sugar house in Betts Street, demised
for 52 years, from Christmas 1813, to
John Cfoope - - - -

No. Betts Street, building lease for
50 years, from Midsummer 1835, to
Henry Forster - - -

Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 to 9, Betts Street, and Nos.
37 to 42, New Road adjoining, demised
for 31 years, from Midsummer 1836, on
tenure of Wm. Wright (formerly J no
Howard) - - - -

Nos. la and 2a, Betts Street, and Nos. 35
and 36 in the New Road, St. George*s-
in-the-East, for 5} years, from Michael-
mas 1859, in tenure of Samuel Mills -

No. 39, Betts Street, on lease for 31 years,
from Midsummer 1836, to Samuel
Mills, under the authority of the
Charity Commissioners of the 24th
March 185/ - - - -

Nos. 32, 33. 34, New Road, St. George*s-
in-the-East, demised for 79i years, from
Christmas 1785, in teniu*e of William
Hynam*s representatives

A field at Bow in the front of the alms-
houses, in tenure of representatives of
Jas. Gardner, under an agreement for
three years - - -

The funded property is as follows : —

6,500/. 3/. per cent. Consols (the 4,200/.
formerly standing to this account has
been increased by the l,05v)/. received
for the building materifds of the sugar
house in Betts Street for John Dow-
sett and other accumulations)

3,983/. IO5. Ad, 3/. per cent. Consols stand-
ing in the name of the Accountant-
General of the Court of Chancery pro-
duced by the purchase money of pro-
perty at Queen hithe taken by the city
of London as stated in the former
report (vol. 32, part 2, p. 477)



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In the year 1836 four houses were added to one wing of
the almshouses on this foundation at a cost of 956/., and in
1855 a lodge was built to front the Bow Road at the en-
trance of the ground, at a cost of 362/. 18*. 2d., and in 1858
four more houses were added to the same wing, to which
the former addition was made at a cost of 922/. 2s, 6d,
These were provided out of the accumulations.

The numoer of almshouses on this foundation are 20,
and with the lodge 21, each having two rooms, one above
and one below.

The disbursements on the estate are —

1. Charges. £ s, d.

Quit rents - - - - - 12 2

Warden and clerk - - - - 5



2. The Almshouses.

21 almspeople at 26/. ...

One of the almspeople as — £ s. d.

Reader - - - 2

As gatekeeper - - - 5



Chaplain, the Rev. Augustus How, the
Rector of Bromley, Middlesex -



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carriage way to the said property from Churchbury Lane,
subject to a right of footway across the said property and
to provide the amount required for completing the purchase
and defraying the necessarv attendant expenses (which
were ascertained and allowed at the sum of 51/. 145. 6d,)
by the sale of a competent portion of the sum of
3,329/. 15*. lid. Consolidated 3/. per cent. Annuities thmi
held by the Company, and representing the investment of
8ur|)lus income of the charity.



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Medicine and medical attendance -

Coals (2 tons each) - - -

Ga3 light . • - -

Water rate - - - -

Insurance , - - -

Petty disbursements



£ 8, d,

678 12 2

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£676 19 5

The precincts of St. Catherine are now the site of St.
Katherine Docks. The alraspeople are chosen from the
business of sailmakers, and are composed of persons of
that trade or their widows, Mrithout regard to locality.

There are numerous applications on every vacancy. The
selection is made by the master and wardens. At the
present time there are 10 males and 11 females in the
hospital. The men are allowed to have their wives in the
almshouses, and the widow is permitted to remain after the
death of the husband.*

Sir George Garrett's Charity,
Sir Georjje Garrett, by his will of the 8th August 1648,
gave to the Company lOOL, to be lent to some young man
of the Company at 3/. per cent., and the interest distributed
yearly among tne poor of the Company.

'ilie 100/. is part of the 3,811/. 10^. 6d. mentioned in
Clonne's Charity, and the 3/. a year is paid towards the
pensions to the poor on the rolls (see Kendrick's
Charity).

Granger's Charity.

Jonathan Granger, by his will of the 16th May 1769,
bequeathed to trustees the sum of 600/. towards erecting a
school-house in the Tower ward, and to pay 1/. Is. a year
to the minister of the parish church for annually reading
his will, and 5*. for the clerk, and as to the residue he
directed the " whole of the remaining surplus designed to
" charitable uses alternately for blind persons, one year at
" 10/. each, and children of freemen by servitude 10/. each
« the next year, as the mterest arising from the remaining
" capital after all things is completed and ended."

Proceedings took place iu the Court of Chancery for the
administration of the estate of the above-named testator,
and by an order of the Lord Chancellor of the 20th June
1784, it was referred to the Master, among other things, to
consider and approve of proposals as to the appointment
and continuance of a trustee or trustees of the charity
estate, and for the future management of the charity.

The Master by his report of the 20th November 1784—
made in pursuance of the last-mentioned order, after stating
that he found the sum of '^OlSl. 19*. 4t/., appearing by a
former report to be the clear residue of the said personal
estate of, the said John Granger, was paid by the plaintiff
into the Bank in the name of the Accountant- General of
the Court on the 10th December 1778, out of which certain
costs therein referred to were paid, leaving a balance of
1,884/. 12«. 3{/., which the said Master found the said
Accountant-General had laid out in the purchase of
3,083/. 4«. 2d. 3/. per cent. Bank Annuities in trust in the
said cause, " The Charity Account "—certified that he ap-
proved of the master and wardens of the Drapers' Com-
pany as proper persons to be appointed for the perpetual
trustees of the charity estate and for the future manage-
ment of the charity agreeably to the proposals therein
stated.

The Master of the Rolls, by his order of the 30th
November 1785 ,confirmed the report and appointed the
Company trustees of the charity. The Drapers* Company
in July 1869 presented their petition in the administration
suit of King v. Granger, stating that Jno. Granger, the
nephew and only next of kin of the said testator^ died in
the year 1802 without having left any child or children



or other issue or posterity surviving him ; and the said Jno.
Granger duly received during his lifetime the dividends in
respect of 1,151/. 3/. per cent. Bank Annuities in the peti-
tion mentioned, and that a siun of 1,896/. Ss. 4d. cash, in
respect of accumulations of dividends since his death, was
then standing in his name ; that no application had been
made to the court on behalf of the Tower Ward school in
respect of the 500/. bequeathed to it by the said testator,
ana no declaration of the trusts thereof had been made by
the court ; and that the Drapers' Company were advised •
that until such declaration should have been made or until
the court should declare that the said bequest to the said
school was void under the statute of mortmain that the
Company were only entitled under the residuary bequest,
and m the events which have happened, to one moiety of
the said 1,151/. 3/. per cent. Bank Annuities, and of the
accumulations of the dividends thereon, and to the whole
of the sum of 124/. 8»\ Ad. like annuities, in which a legacy
of 100/. in the said will mentioned had been invested, and
the accumulations of the dividends thereon, amounting in
cash to 298/. 6s. Ad., and praying that the costs of the
application might be taxed and paid out of the moiety of
the said 1,896/. 3s. Ad. cash, and that the residue of such
moiety, the amount to be verified by affidavit, might be
ordered to be invested in the purchase of Bank Annuities,



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