Sub-sub-fonds T/MC 1 - Sir Joseph Williamson's or the Binding Charity

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T/MC 1


Sir Joseph Williamson's or the Binding Charity


  • 1719-1968 (Creation)

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Sir Joseph Williamson, in his will proved 1701, left money in trust for the town of Thetford, which was used to buy an estate at Fornham All Saints, Suffolk. The mayor, recorder and coroner, as trustees, administered the estate and used its revenues to apprentice poor boys. By 1839, however, there was an embarassing surplus of funds in the charity and this was applied to buying blankets and cloaks for distribution to the poor and for establishing an evening school for boys in 1843 and one for girls in 1858.

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