St Mary's Church, Madresfield (Benefactors)

Recent Photograph of St Mary's Church (Benefactors) (Madresfield)

The Board reads:

George DOWDESWELL, of the Parish of Madresfield
in this County, Esquire, did by his last will and Testa-
ment give and bequeath until the poor of this Parish,
Seventy-five Pounds for ever, the interest whereof to be im-
ployed in buying bread for the said poor, weekly to be dis-
posed of at this Church every Sunday, at the discretion of the
Minister and Churchwardens for the time being.

Thomas DALLEY bequeathed by will, dated Feby 23
1760, Ten Shillings a year for ever, charged on the Estate in
the Parish of Leigh, to be given in bread to the poor of Mad-
resfield upon Good Friday and St Thomas's Day.

The sum of Seventy-five Pounds left to the poor of
this Parish by George DOWDESWELL Esq. as stated
above, was in the year 1832 increased by the Revd.
Reginald PINDAR Rector, to One Hundred and
Fifty Pounds.

£179.4.5 Consols purchased with the above £150 was
transferred in the year 1859 to the names of the Right
Hon Henry Viscount ELMLEY and George Shaw
MUNN of Madresfield Worcestershire.

(Transcription provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 21st July 2010.
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