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Sheppey Charities
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 20:17:08 »
By  Rev. Henry Turmine 1843.

Stephen Osbourne, yeoman, devised by will in 1583 a legacy of £53, the yearly produce to be distributed to the poor of Eastchurch and Leysdown in equal shares and to the poor of Warden 8s annually. With this sum was purchased a house and 10 acres of land in this parish, the produce of which is £8 per annum.

About 4 acres of meadow land, near the street, has been left to the poor of the parish. Two acres adjoining to Barnland and Rayham were left to it, formerly part of Sir John Hayward’s estate, the rent of which is distributed to widows, an old Christmas-day annually

Richard Foster, D.D. vicar in 1721, gave, for the instruction of poor children to learn to read and write and write the catechism, a house, one acre and one rood of land in Leysdown, the master to be nominated by the minister and church-wardens.

Madame Dade, gave an annuity of 20 shillings to four widows receiving no alms, which money is paid out of Sir John Lode’s estate, formerly the Green Man, and is distributed yearly on Old Christmas-day in money .

A person, unknown, gave for the relief of the poor, a house and some land, containing about three acres, it was last rented at £4 per annum, but is now in the occupation of the parish.

Two gentlemen who escaped from shipwreck on the shore at this place, gave £10 to the corporation, to be laid out for an annual sermon and the remainder for the assistance of the poor.

Joseph Shield, esquire, jurat,in 1690 bequeathed £50 to the poor..

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