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Reinstatement of Lewis Gilbert’s Charity

Place name:

Longtown, Llanveynoe


1814- 1815


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,
James Jenkins Griffiths of Treverne [Trewern], Clodock, gent,
William Morgan of Longtown, shopkeeper,
James Hoddell of Thykennol [Tycanol], Clodock, farmer and
John Gwillym of Sunny Bank, Clodock, farmer


(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.


See also the Report of the Charity Commissioners 1815-1839: Longtown  [Click here], and the research paper ‘The Poor Law in Longtown’ [Click here]



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