Sub-fonds T/MC - Municipal Charities

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Municipal Charities


  • 1626-1973 (Creation)

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53 pieces

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On the passing of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1835, Thetford Coporation made application to Chancery for the reformed Corporation to be given trusteeship of the School and Hospital charity, Sir Joseph Williamson's charity, Henry Smith's charity; Alderman Barnham's charity; Sir Edwin Rich's charity, Sir Charles Harbord's almshouses charity, the Duke of Norfolk's (clothing) charity and Peter Sterne's charity for the relief of the poor. An order effecting this was made in 1836. A Charity Commission scheme of August 1906 altered the organization of the municipal charities.

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Records of Sir Joseph Williamson's or the Binding; Free Grammar School; Clothing Charities (Henry Smith's; Alderman William Barnham's; and Sir Edwin Rich's); post-1835 Trustees' Minutes; post-1835 Correspondence and Accounts; Infant School; Almshouse Charities (Tyrell's Almshouses, Mary Ann Elizabeth Bickmore's Charity and Matilda Carley Charity); and War Charities.

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