Benefaction Board (2) - St George - Lower Brailes, Warwickshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 03.084 W 001° 32.502
30U E 599996 N 5767759
Quick Description: A benefaction board of 1678 in St George's church, Lower Brailes, commemorating a bequest to the poor of the parish.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/17/2021 12:20:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NN6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 5

Long Description:
A benefaction board of 1678 in St George's church, Lower Brailes, commemorating a bequest to the poor of the parish. It is a wooden board located on the north aisle wall of the church.

In the will of James Cooper (dated 25 April 1678) "he gave £100, the interest to be applied once in every two years to the distribution of coats to the poorest men of Brailes; and a further gift of £50 to the minister and churchwardens, the interest to be applied to the distribution of beef for the poor at Christmas. The two gifts were laid out in 1684 in the purchase of land called the Poor's Close containing 4 acres. The land is now let in allotments and the rents applied for the benefit of the poor generally."

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The board reads -
Mr James Cooper
of the Parish of St
James's Clarkenwood
London by his last
Will and Testament
baring date Apr 25
1678 gave to ye Poor
of this Parish 150£
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1678

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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