Fonds PT 43 - Records of the William Barber Trust

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PT 43


Records of the William Barber Trust


  • 1872-2013 (Creation)

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In his will made in 1692, William Barber of New Buckenham conveyed a small farm of 13 acres 2 roods 16 perches in Carleton Rode to trustees for the support of the minister of New Buckenham to induce him to reside in parish. His newly-built house on Brand's Hill, New Buckenham was to be used to house four poor people of New Buckenham. Barber endowed the almshouses with 18 acres 3 roods 8 perches of land in Old Buckenham to pay for maintenance, with any residue to be paid equally to the 4 poor people living there. According to White's Norfolk Directory of 1845, six poor women were living in the almshouses at this date, all of whom were given an allowance of coals and four of whom received a weekly stipend of 2s 6d. Barber's almshouses and the adjoining Town Houses (left by John Verdon) were rebuilt in a matching Jacobean style in 1861.\r\nThe charity was registered on 26 October 1962.

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