Benefaction Board - St George - Lower Brailes, Warwickshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 03.081 W 001° 32.506
30U E 599991 N 5767753
Quick Description: A benefaction board in St George's church, Lower Brailes, commemorating a bequest to the poor of the parish.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/15/2021 12:17:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM13NEK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 7

Long Description:
A benefaction board in St George's church, Lower Brailes, commemorating a bequest by William Willington to the poor of the parish. This was in 1533, during the reign of Henry VIII. He left enough money to give 40 shillings to the poor of the parish 'Yearly, for Ever'. In today's money that would be about £1700 p/a.

The board reads -
William Willington
Esqr: Deceased Ano
Dni 1533 gave to
the Poor of this
Parish Forty
Shillings Yearly
for Ever
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1533

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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