Herefordshire Record Office
Reinstatement of Lewis Gilbert’s Charity
Copy petition by the inhabitants of Clodock to the Master of the Rolls, 1814
In 1643 Lewis Gilbert established a charity for the poor of Longtown and Llanveynoe. Since that date the charity has been allowed to lapse, no trustees remain, and the trust property, a cottage and land in Clodock, has been let for private profit. The petitioners, therefore, request that the charity be re-established, with new trustees appointed.
Release 21 December 1815
Rowland Jennings of Clodock, yeo (grandson and heir of Rowland Jennings, late of Clodock, gent, surviving trustee of Gilbert’s Charity)
Henry Harris of Longtown, Clodock shopkeeper,
(1) releases to (2) as trustees, the Poors Land in Longtown to uses as declared under said charity.
Endorsed with appointment of new trustees, 1858.