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cent, per annum^ to be lent for four years in sums of 50/,
each. Edward Allen's gift of 661, 13s. 4d., at 6s, Sd. per
cent, per annum, to be lent for three years in sums of
33/. 6*. Sd. each. Magdalene Stoke's gift of 40/., at 21. 10*.
per cent, per annum, to be lent for two years. Paul Cleater's
gift of 26/., at 21, per cent, per annum, to be lent for two
years. Jno. Larkin's gift of 400/., at 16*. per cent. i>er
annum, to be lent for four years in sums of 100/. each ;
and John Owen's gift of 100/., at 21, per cent, per annum,
to be lent for three years in sums of 60Z. And he found
that the interest to arise from the loan of the last-mentioned
donations amounted in the aggregate to the sum of 46l.4s,6d,
per annum ; that, with the exception of the sum of 3/., part
thereof the produce of the said Jno. Larkin's donation,
and as to the disposal of which no direction was given ;
by his said will, the same was to be applied as follows (that
is to say), the sum of 3/., the produce of the said Cicely
fang's donation to the Fishmongers' Company, for the
buying of coals to be given at Christmas to poor and
needy persons inhabiting in the City of London as the
wurdens of the said Company think meet ; the sum of 3/.,
the produce of the said Lawrence William's donation, to
the churchwardens of Ashwell, Herts, the sum of 21. \3s. 4d.
the produce of the said Johan Hecker's donation, to be
divided as to one moiety equally between the poor persons
in the King*s Bench and common gaols of Surrey, and as
to the other moiety to be distributed in coals among poor
people of the Fishmongers' Company ; the sum of 41., the
produce of Ann Allott's donation, to the poor in the lesser
almshouse in Church Street, Croydon, and to the parson
and chiirchwardens of Sanderstead, Surrey, in the sums
and in the manner in the will mentioned ; the sum of
\3s. 4d,, ihe produce of Alice Field's donation to the Fish-
mongers' Company to purchase charcoal to distribute
among the poor of the parish of St. Nicholas Clave in
December ; tne sum of 21. lOs., the produce of Ann Brooms-
grove's donation, in manner following, that is to say, 1/.
to Nicholas Cole Abbey, 1/. to St. Peter's Hospital, 5s. to
the reader there, and 5s, to the officers of the Fishmon-
gers' Company; the sum of 3/. 6s, Sd., the produce of Jno.
Halsey's donation, in manner following, that is to say, 3/.
to the Fishmongers' Company to purchase sea coals for
the ]ioor of St. Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street, and
6s. Sd. to the officers of tne Fishmongers' Company, for
providing and seeing to the delivery, of the same sum of
3/., the ^oduce of Fras. Coling's donation, to 10 poor free-
men or widows of freemen of the Fishmonger's Company
not receiving a pension at the court next before or on the
17th dav of March or the next court thereafter; the sum
of 91., the produce of Randall Baskerville's donation, in
manner following ; that is to say, 41. to St. Peter's Hospital,
41. to Bray Hospital, lOs. to the clerk of the Fishmongers'
Company, 5s. to each of the two beadles of the said (3>m.



pany ; the sum of 3/., the produce of William Barlow's
donation, to be distributed in the hospital of Croydon,
founded by Archbishop Whitgift, in sums and manner in
the will mentioned ; the sum of 1/., the produce of Wnu
Thwaites' donation, for the churchwardens of St. Mildred,
London, for the poor; the sum of 1/., the produce of Thos.
Palley's donation, to the wardens of the yeomanry towards
a dinner ; the sum of 3/. 6s, Sd,, the produce of John
Haydon, to be paid to the Mercers' Company ; the sum of
45. 6d,, the produce of Edward Allen's donation, to the
two beadles of the Fishmongers' Company; the sum of
1/., the produce of Magdalene Stoke's donation, to a dis-
creet preacher for a sermon on New Year's day at St. Bo<
tolph's ; the sum of lOs,, the produce of Paul Cleater's
donation, to the parish of St. Nlary-at-Hill, and the sum
of 21., the produce of Jno. Owen's donation, to the poor of
the Fishmongers' Company at Christmas. And he found
that of the said 34 donations other parts thereof, consist-
ing of the two donations next hereafter mentioned and
amounting together to the sum of 233/. 6s. Sd., were directed
to be lent out upon (among others) the conditions follow-
ing, that is to say, James Bacon's gift of 100/., to be lent
in sums of 60/., for which the borrowers were to provick
two cartloads of coals, of 30 sacks to the load, per annum,
and to have the loan for two years, and Sir Jno. Allotfs
gift of .133/. 6s. Sd., to be lent in sums of 33/. 65. Sd., for
the loan of which three loads of great coals called CaroU,
three sacks to the load, four bushels to the sack, are to be
provided per annum, and the loan to be lent for three
vears. And he found that the average value of the 240
bushels of coals which were to be provided yearly in respect
of the said James Bacon's gift, amounting to the sum of
12/. or thereabouts, being equivalent to interest at the
rate of 12/. per cent, per annum for the loan, and that the
annual value of the 360 bushels of ooals which were to be
provided yearly in respect of the said Sir John Allott's
gift amount to the siun of 18/., or thereabouts, being
equivalent to interest at the rate of 3/* lOs, per cent, per
annum for tiie loan. And he found that the remainder of
the said 34 several sums of money consisted of the follow-
ing 14 donations next thereafter mentioned, amounting
together to the sum of 530/., and were directed to be lent
out without interest in noianner following ; that is to say,
Owyne Waller's gift of 100/. to be lent for two years in sums
of 26/. each. Lawrence Williams' gift of 40/. to be lent
out for three years in sums of 10/. eadi. Richard Turk's
gift of 100/., to be lent for one year in sums of 20/. eacii.
John Joy's gift of 20/., to be lent for one voar in sums of
10/. each. John Hopkins' gift of 20/., to be lent for one
year in a sum of 20/. Henry Walley'a gift of 20/., to be
lent for two years in a sum of 20/. John Cowper's gift
of 20/., to be lent for one year in a sum of 20/. John
Crafton's gift of 40/., to be lent for two years in sums of
20/. each. Edward Cawnte's gift of 201., to be lent for five
years in a sum of 20/. Warner King's gift of 40/., to be
lent for two years in sums of 20/. each. Leonard Smith's
gift of 20/., to be lent for two years in sums of 10/. eadi.
Koger Owfield's gift of 50/., to be lent for one year or more
in sums of 26/. each. Mrs. Basden's gift of 20/., to be
lent for two years in a sum of 20/., and John Carter's gift
of 20/., to be lent for two years in a sum of 20/. And he
found that the said defendants by the said state of fistcts,
after alleging to the effect therein-before mentioned, stated
that the objects of the charity of the eight several donors
therein-after named, as specified by their respective wills
or deeds, could not at the present time be found, viz.,
Alice Field, Ann Broomsgrove, Jno. Halsey, Richard Turk,
Edward Cawnte, Warner King, Leonard Smith, and Paul
Cleater, and it was extremely doubtful whether the objects
of the charity of the said three several donors therein-after
named, as specified or referred to by their respective wills
or deeds, could at the present time be found, viz., Henir
Walleys, John Haydon, and Magdalene Stokes. And
further, that the objects of the charity of the 23 several
donors therein-after named, as specified or referred to by
their respective wills or deeds, might at the present time oe
found, viz.. Cicely Long, Jas. Bacon, Owyne Waller,
Lawrence Williams, Johan Hecker, Alderman Jno. AUott,
Dame Anne AUott, Fras. Coling, Randall Basker^'ille,
William Barlow, William Thwaites, Jas. Joy, Thos. Palley,
Jno. Hopkins, Jno. Cowper, Jno. Crafton, Roger Owfield,
Edward Allen, Jno. Larkin, Jno. Owen, Mrs. Basden, and
Jno. Carter. And after further stating that although the
objects of the several last-mentioned 23 donors might be
found, yet by reason of the smallness of the amount of
many 01 the said sums of money for loans, the depreda-
tion of the value of money, the increase in the price of the
necessaries of life, the expenses of inquiring into the re.
responsibility of the sureties, the preparing and execution
of the bonds for repayment of sucn loans, and the stamp
duties imposed thereon. And also by reason of the trade



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in fish in the City of London being carried on in a manner
wholly different from that which prevailed at the respective
dates of the said several wills and deeds, and also the condi*
tions necessary to be iiilfilled it would not be beneficial to
persons standing in need of such assistance to accept any
of such last-mentioned 23 loans, the said defendants sub-
mitted that, under the circumstances aforesaid, the said
34 several sums of money could not then be applied ac-
cording to the directions contained in the said several
wills or instruments, having regard to the intentions of the
said several donOTS, and that it was therefore expedient
that some measures should be adopted so that the cha-
ritable intentions of all the aforesaid respective donors
might, as &r aa circumstances and the alterations o£ the
times would permit, be carried out and complied with
according to the spirit thereof, and that an increase in the
Bumber of the said loans should take place. And the
master set forth the following scheme which had been sub-
mitted to him by the Company.

SCHBMS.

Ist. That ^e said before-mentioned several 34 sums of
1601., lOOi., lOOZ., 120Z., 40?., lOOL, 133?. 6*. 8rf., lOOL,
80Z., 661. 13*. 4rf., 200?., 200?., 200?., 100?., 60?., 100?., 20?.,
60?., 20?., 20?., 100?., 20?., 40?., 20?., 40?., 20?., 60?.
66/. 13«. 4d,, 40?., 26?., 400?., 100?., 20?., and 20?., amount*
ing to the sum of 2^11?. 13s. 4d., should be amalgamated,
and that after such amalgamation the amount of such oosta
as the court shi^l direot should be deducted and paid out
of the said sum of 2,911?. 13«. 4d.

2nd. That the sum of money till after sudi deductions
should be from time to time lent out by the said court of
assistants of the defendants to any of the poor members of
the said Company, upon their giving security for the re-
payment thereof as therein and herein-after is mentioned
to the sati^EUjtion of the said wardens or assistants, or the
mi^r pari of them, and theur successors, in several sums of
money not less than 60?. each, and not exceeding 300?.
each, and for a term not exceeding four years, according to
their disovetion, at interest after the rate of 3?. per cent, per
annum. That the interest arising from the said loans
should be applied by the defendants, the said wardens and
commonalty, and their successors annually in the first
instanee in the payment of the sum of 73?. 4$, 6d, in the
rams and to the uses following ; that is to say,—

Williams.

To pay (pursuant to the will of Lawrence Williams as
aforeswd) to the churchwardens of the parish of Ashwell, in
the county of Herts, 3?., 52s. whereof to be employed and
bestowed on bread, which should be weekly distributed in
the parish church of Ashwell only on every Sunday, one
dozen to Hne pow of the same parish that should have most
need thereof, bv the discretion and oversk^ht of the vicar
and churohwaraens there, and the odd loai to the sexton
weekly for his labour about the distribution of the rest ;
and 28., anoUier parcel of the same 3?., to the parish derk
of the same parish of Ashwell yearly, for his pains about
the prenuses ; and 6s., the residue of the same 3?., to be
bestowed and employed for ever towards the reparation of
the same church.



Allott.

To ^y (pursuant to the will of Dame Anne Allott as
aforesaid) to and amongst the poor almspeople inhabiting
and dwelling in the lesser almshouse in Church Street, in
the town of Croydon, in the coimty of Surrey, the sum of
SL, to be equally distributed and paid amongst them upon
the 23rd day of March; and also to pay at the times last
aforesaid unto the parson and churchwardens of the parish
of Sanderstead, in the said county of Surrey, the sum of
20^., which is to be bestowed and laid forth yearly. in
repairing and amending the parish church of Sanderrtead
aforesaia, at the oversight of them, who are referred to by
the said will of the said Dame Anne Allott, and if the said
20$, a yeai should be converted to any other use or uaes
otherwise than to the repairing of the ndd church, that the
siud 20s. a year should cease for the next year following
and be paid and equally divided to and amongst the poor
people inhabiting in the lesser almshouses afcwesaid, and
so from time to lime be withdrawn from the said parish of
Sanderstead as often as they neglect the emjuoyment
thereof to the use intended, provided that the parson and
churchwardens should have warning by him or them who
had oversight of the repairs as aforesaid to repair tiie said
church within one year, after which, if they should not
perform and do it, then the said 20s. to be distributed to
the pocff almspeople aforesaid.



Broomsgrov£.

To pav (pursuant to the will of Anne Broomsgrove as
aforesaid) 205. unto the parson and churchwardens for the
time being of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, for the
use and benefit of the poor people of the same parish to be
distributed to and amongst them where most need is on the
feast day of the Annunciation of our Blessed Lady the
Virgin, yearly ; and also to pay and d.dtribute other 20^.
amongst the poor people of St. Peter's Hospital, in the
parish of St. George, in the county of Surrey, upon the
same feast day last-before mentioned yearly ; ana also to

Eajr 6*. to the minister or reader of prayers for the time
eing in the Eaid hospital last mentioned ; and also to pay
5s. to the officers of the said wardens and commonalty and
their successors.

COLING.

To distribute (pursuant to the said deed of the said Fras.
Coling as aforesaid) the sum of 3?. amongst 10 of the poorest
freemen, or widows of freemen, of the said Company, not
receiving any pension, at the court next before, on or next
after the 17th day of March yearly, as the major part of
the wardens and assistante of the said Company present at
such court should think most fit.

Baskbrvillb.

To pav (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Ran-
dall Basker^dlle) to St. Peter's Hospital the sum of 4?., to
the hospital of Bray the sum of 4?., to the clerk of the said
wardens and commonalty and their successors the sum of
10^., and to their two be&dles the sum of 5s, a piece.

Barlow.

To distribute (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said
William Barlow, Bishop of Lincoln) the sum of 3?. for the
hospital in Croydon, in the county of Surrey, founded by
the most Rev. Prelate Archbishop Whitegiftin this manner,
viz., 13^. 4d. for one that is a preacher licensed to preach
in the parish church there yearly a sermon on the 22nd
March, oeing the day on which the hospital was iounded,
in which he should make honourable mention of that most
Rev. Prelate Archbishop Whiteeift, his person and action ;
13s. 4d. to make a competent dinner for all or as many of
the poor of the hospital as should be at the sermon that
day^ if not sick or bedrid ; lOs. to be put into the common
box of the hospital for a dividend among the poor, and
35. 4c?. for the vicar of Croydon to give notice in the church
unto the parishioners every year on the Sunday before the
day of that sermon ; and os. 8d. for one of the Company of
the said wardens and commonalty and their successors to
be sent by the master and wardens on that day every year
to see this performed ; and }3s. 4d. to be eouaUy divided
every year m the Hshmongers' Hall among tour poor old
men or women of London at the nomination and appoint-
ment of the aldermen alone, if there be any, or the master
of the Company alone for the time being.

Thwaitbs.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Wil-
liam Tliwaites) 1?. unto the churchwardens of the parish
of St. Mildred, London, to be by them distributed and eny
ployed to the use of the poor of the same parish.

Pallby.

To give (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said
Thomas Palley) to the wardens of the yeomanry of the
Fishmongers towards their dinner, whensoever they shall
make it, 1?.

Hbydbn*

To deliver and pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the
said Jno. Heydon ) the sum of 3?. 6s. Sd. into the hand of
the master and wardens of the Company or Mistery of
Mercers of London and their successors.

Allbn.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Edward
AUen) 4s. 6d. to the two beadles of the said wardens and
commonalty and successors of Fishmongers.

Stokbs.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the stud Mag-
dalene Stokes) 1?. unto a discreet preacher of God's wo^l
for one sermon that he shall make every New Year's day,
that is, the 1st of January, for ever at St. Botolph's within
the City of London.

Clbater,

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Paul
Cleater) 10s. to the diurohwaidena of the parish of St.

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Mary at Hill, London, for the use of the poor of the said
palish.

OWBN.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Jno.
Owen) the sum of 40s, amongst the poor of the said wardens
and commonalty and successors of Fishmongers at Christ*
mas yearly.

Hbckbr.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Johan
Uecker) the sum of 12. 6s. 8d. to the relief of the poor
prisoners of the King's Bench in South wark, and the poor
prisoners of the common gaols for Surrey, to be divided
betwixt them equally amongst them ; and also the further
sum of U. 6«. Sd. for coals to be distributed amongst the
poor people of the Company of Fishmongers where need

IS.

Long.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Cicely
Long) the sum of 31, for the buying of coals, which are to
be against the feast of Christmas, given to and amongst
such poor and needy persons inhabiting within the Citv of
London as to the wardens of the said Company of Fish-
mongers for the time being shall be thought meet.

Hals BY.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said John
Halsey) the sum of 3^ Gs, Sd, which shall be employed and
bestowed by the wardens of the said Fishmongers' Com-
pany in form following, that is to say, 31, thereof to be em-
ployed and bestowed yearly at such time of the y^r as they
shall think fittest in sea coals to be sent to the parish of
St. Mary Magdalen in Old Fish Street, London, and there
V> be by the churchwardens of the said parish laid up and
kept to the use of the poor until winter time, and then to
be distributed to amongst the poor of the said parish in
such manner as the said churchwardens and overseers of
the poor shall in their discretion think most fitting, and
the remaining Ss, Sd, to be given to such beadle or other
officer of the said Company for his pains as shall be ap-
pointed by the wardens of the said Company to provide
the said coals and to see the delivery of the same to the
churchwardens of the said parish.

Bacon.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said James
Bacon) the sum of 121, in buying and providing two loads
of coals called cart coals, amounting to 30 sacks to the
load, and the same shall, from time to time as the wardens
of the said Fishmongers' Company appoint, be delivered
one load between the 1st day of November and the 20th
day of December, andthe other load between the 1st day
of January and the 2nd day of February, and distributed
among the poorest of the said Company, according to the
discretion of the said wardens.

Allott.

To pay (pursuant to the aforesaid will of the said Sir
Jno. Allott) the sum of 18/. for the buying and providing
of three loads of great ooals called caroli, every load con-
taining 30 sacks, and every sack containing four bushels,
which shall be distributed by tiie oversight and direction
of the wardens of the said Company of Fishmongers every
year yearly to and amongst the poor inhabitants within the
ward of Bread Street, London, in manner and form follow-
ing, viz., one Ipiid thereof alwavs and somewhat before
the feast of Easter, one other load thereof somewhat before
the feast of All Saints, and the other always between the
feasts of All Saints and Christmas.

FiBLD.

To distribute (pursuant to the aforesaid deed of the said
Alice Field) the sum of 13*. 4d. either in money or in so
many sacks of charcoal as should amount to that sum
among the poor people of the parish of St. Nicholas Olare
in the City of London. That in case the said wardens
and Company and their successors should not be able to
par the said 73/. 4s. 6d., or any part thereof away annually
as before set forth by reason of the failure of the objects to
receive the same herein-before mentioned, then it ahould
be lawful for them to pay the said 73/. 4s, 6d, or such part
thereof as should remain in their hands or possession un-
applied as aforesaid towards the aid, support, and relief
of any of the poor members of the said Fiahmongers' Com-
pany as they the said wardens and commonalty and their
successors at a court of assistants of the said mystery or
the majority there present should deem pK>per ; that wch
portion of the said principal sum wbkh at «iy time should



not be out on locm, or should not be required for that pur*
pose, and would otherwise be in the possession of the said
defendants, the said wardens and oommonalty and thdr
successors should pay into the hands of the bankers of the
said wardens and commonalty for the time being to an
account in their books entitled the Worshipful Company
of Fishmongers* Trust Loan Monies, ihert to be and remain
until application or applications be from time to time made
to the said wardens and commonalty at a court of assis-
tants for the loan thereof, or some part thereof. That
upon any such application or applications being made to
the said wardens and commonalty, such court of assistants
or the major part of them shall in their discretion deter-
mine whether or not the same is or are fit to be complied
with, and if the same shall be complied with it shall be
lawful for the said wardens and commonalty and their
successors at such court of assistants, or the miyor part of
them, to direct a warrant or check to be issued to such
their banker for the time being to pay so much of the said
loan monies to the bearer as should be expressed or men-
tioned in the said warrant or check ; that the borrowers
together with their sureties (such sureties to be improved
of by the said defendants and their sucoesscnrs the wardens
and conunonalty for the time being of the said mystery at
a court of assistants, or the mi^or part of them, to be
evidenced bv a resolution of that court of assistants, and
entered in the book cmt books of the said mistery from time
to time) shall be respectivelv required to execute a joint
and several bond or note of hand as by such resolution
shall be durected to the defendants and their suooessors, the
conditions of such bonds or the terms of such uotes of
hand to be in the form or substance following, vis. : That
• the borrowers witii such sureties should j<Hntly and severally
bind themselves, their heirs, executors, and administrators
to the said defendants, the wardens and commonalty and
their successors, in a penal sum therein to be named, to
pay to them the said defendants or their certain attorney
at Fishmongers' Hall, in the City of London, the stun
borrowed with interest after ike rate of 3/. percent, per
annum, either in one sum or by instalments to be therein
stated, on a certain day or certain davs to be therein
named, and in default of payment of the said sum and
interest, or any instalment thereof, on the days and times
therein-before mentioned, then the said defendants, the
wardens and oommonalty and their sucoeesors, to be at
liberty to sue forthwith for the whole sum remaining
due.

5th. That the clerk for the time being of the said war-
dens and commonalty and their successors shall be at
liberty to charge the borrowers respectively for the stamps
and for tiie other reasonable costs attendant upon such
loans.

6th. That when any portion of the principa] monies
afcnresaid shall be in the fiossession of the said defendants,
the wardens and commonalty and their successors, to be
lent out, advertisements shall be inserted twice at the least
in every year in two or more of the daily newspapers, at
the discretion of the said defendants, the wardens and oom-



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