St Lawrence's Church, Eyam (Benefactions)

Recent Photograph of St Lawrence's Church (Benefactions) (Eyam)

The Inscription on the Board reads as follows:-

Given formerly by a Person un-
known, Twenty Pounds the Interest-
to be paid to the Poor of the Town-
of Eyam, on St Thomas Day. The
Honble Revd Edward Finch: DD.
Rector of Eyam, gave a handsom Set
of Communion Plate; Also Fifteen-
Pounds, the Interest to be paid to the-
Poor of the Parish on St Thomas Day;
Also one Hundred Pounds to the-
School for teaching five Poor Children
of the Town of Eyam, and five of the out-
Hamlets, which together with Fifteen-
Pounds given by another Person, is-
laid out in the Purchase of Free-
hold Lands, in the Parish of Hope-
near Bradwell, called Long Meadow
now let, at clear Yearly Rent of four pounds.
Gen:t left five pounds a Year chargd
upon two Pieces of Land called-
the upper and under Lowes, to-
be paid to the Schoolmaster, for-
teaching ten Poor Children of the-
Town of Eyam to read & write
T. Morten: J. Blackwell Church-wardens

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Pete Howard on 26th March 2005.
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