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St James's 1883

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St James's, Westminster]

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Benefactor.OBJECT.By whom Administered.Annual Income.SOURCE OF INCOME.
10 11Samuel Jackson. 1823. 1881.Formerly to pay Is. a piece to 20 Poor Men and 20 Poor Women in the Workhouse, who shall have lived most respectably in the world, and shall constantly attend Divine worship at the Chapel in the Infirmary, or who shall give good cause for non-attendance. The amount was last reduced to 9d., in consequence of an alteration in the Stock. By a scheme of the Charity Commissioners, dated 28th September, 1881, applied by the' Trustees in contributing to the funds of any Convalescent Hospital for the reception, treatment, and maintenance of deserving poor persons of either sex, who shall have partially recovered from, but shall be still incapacitated to some extent by the effects of accident, injury, or sickness, with the object of promoting their complete restoration to health.Rector, Churchwardens, and Overseers for the time being. Distributed weekly, after Chapel service on Sunday Morning, by the Master of the Workhouse. By same Trustees.7800£2,600 Four per Cent. Bank Annuities. Afterwards changed to 3½, and subsequently to New 3 per Cent. Now standing in the names of the Official Trustees of Charitable Fund.
Ann Margaret Forster. 1836.To repair vault-tomb and railing in the burial ground of St. James's Chapel in the Hampstead Road, and to paint the railing enclosing the same, annually—the remainder to be distributed on the 25th March, in each year, amongst six poor deserving W omen.The Rector for the time being.1368£444 8s. l1d Consols.
12James Payler. 1853.To be divided equally between 20 poor deserving Persons, resident in the Parish.The Rector and Churchwardens for the time being.30108£1,017 16s. 2d. Three per Cent. Consols.