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BRECONSHIRE CHARITIES.

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BRECONSHIRE CHARITIES. From the Commissioners' Report of 1836. PARISH OF TALGARTH. ALMSHOUSE. The benefaction table records that John Gunter, Esq., of Trevecca, built and gave to the me of the poor of the parish of Talgarth an almshouse for four inhabitants, with a small garden for each, in the borough of Talgarth. It appears by an inscription in the centre of the houses that the donor died on the 11th of Decem- ber, 1689. < These buildings, which are kept in an inhabita- ble state by the parish, but are now much out of repair, have from time immemorial been used as habitations for parish paupers. There is no endowment for the support of these houses, and no deeds are known to be in existence relating to the charity. HARRIS'S CHARITY. It appears by the Parliamentary returns of 1786, that Thomas Harris, by will, dated in 1782, be- queathed the interest of X200 for clothing 10 poor men not receiving parish relief. It did not appear in what way this money had been invested, but the sum of £ 10 per annum as interest of the X2007 is yearly expended, by Mrs. Madocks, of Tregunter, near Hay in the purchase of clothes, which are distributed among 10 poor men not receiving parish pay, chosen by her from the settled parishioners of Talgarth. PROBERT'S CHARITY. By indenture of feoffment, dated 19th January, 1663, with livery of seisin indorsed, made between Thomas Watkin Probert, of the first part, Thomas Watkin and Margaret his wife, of the second part, ;and Watkin Thomas and Rees Thomas, of the third part, the said Thomas Watkin Probert con- veyed to the said Watkin Thomas and Rees Thomas, and their heirs, for ever, several closes of land, called the Kenfydd and Kevin Eithen, con- taining by estimation 80 acres, and situate in the parishes of Talgarth and Llangorse, in trust, after the decease of himself and his wife, for the said Thomas Watkins and Margaret his wife in special tail, with the ultimate remainder to the right heirs of the said Thomas Watkin for ever, subject to the payment of the sum of Sio upon every Tuesday next before Easter, yearly, towards the relief of the poor of the parish of Talgarth for ever, and with a power of entry and distress if annuity in arrear. The annuity of £10 has been always paid by the .'V'J J ,-j'" JTL' _,L name of the Wholehouse Farm, comprising about 200 acres of land, the property of Edward Jones, Esq., of Llandovery. The rent-charge is received by the minister on Good Friday in every year, and by him, with the concurrence of the churchwardens, distributed after service among the most destitute poor of the parish in sums of Is. and 2s. to each, no distinction being made between those who receive parish pay and those who do not. HAMLET OF TREVECCA. BENNETT'S CHARITY. Thomas Bennett, by will, dated 16th of May, 1727, and proved at Brecon, in 1736, gave to his son, Henry Bennett, in fee, a messuage and gar- den'situate in Trewalkin, in the parish of Talgarth, with the appurtenances, upon trust, some time be- » fore Ascension day yearly, to pay the rents and profits thereof to the churchwardens of this parish for the time being, to be by them distributed among the poor inhabitants of the parcel of Tre- vecca, in the parish of Talgarth, upon every As- chT^h yearly f°r GVer' at the P010*1 ofTalgarth The house given by the testator was pulled down about 30 years ago, being in a very dilapida- ted state, and has not been rebuilt. The garden, containing about 20 rods, has for a considerable period been thrown into a field be- longing to a farm, called Penyrwlodd, the property of Mrs. Madocks, of Tregunter, who pays 10s. yearly as the rent of this plot of land. The boundaries of this plot of land have, on the reccommendation of the Charity Commissioners, been marked out. The 10s. have been usually distributed among poor widows of the district of Trevecca, in this parish, in sums varying according to their circum- stances. GENERAL CHARITY. EVANS'S CHARITY. William Evans, by will, dated 3rd of August, 1581, gave and devised to Evan Jones, alias John J ones, all his messuages, lands, tenements, rents, reversions, and services, with their appurtenances, within the realm of England, and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, upon the limitation and proviso (among others) that he and they should yearly for ever divide, according to his or their discretion, amongst his (the testator's) poor kins- men and kinswomen, and their offspring, dwelling within the county of Brecknock, the sum of £20. It appears from the office copy of a decree which was produced upon this inquiry, and which will be more particularly referred to hereafter, that this annuity had been regularly paid down to the year 1791, at which period, and for many years prior, Richard Price, Esq., of Knighton, in the county of Radnor, was the owner of the rectories and tithes of Builth and Landewy Cwm, in the county of Brecon, out of which the said annuity is payable. The payment of this charge having been discon- tinued, an information was filed by the Attorney- general on the relation of the poor relations of the testator, in the year 1807, against Charles Humphreys Price, Richard Price, and Vannam Pococke, the then proprietors of the rectories and tithes above mentioned. Under this suit the following scheme for the regulation of the charity was framed by the Mas- ter, and confirmed by the Court, by their decree dated 9th March, 1822. That the charity should be carried into effect under the management of six trustees, to whom the said annuity of S20 should be paid as it be- came due by the respective owners or proprietors of the rectories and tithes of Builth and Landewy Cwm, and that the receipt of the said trustees, or any two of them, should be a good discharge for the same. That Walter Wilkins the elder, Thomas Wood, Penry Williams, Walter Wilkins the younger, Henry Allen, Esqrs., and Richard Davies, clerk, archdeacon of Brecon, should be trustees of the said charity; and that, when reduced to two acting trustees the survivors or continuers should elect others to make up the unmber of six. Thomas Wood, Penry Williams, Henry Allen* and the Rev. Richard Davies, are the present sur- viving trustees. Sarah Price, relict; of Robert Bell Price, Esq., deceased, and Vannam Pococke, Esq., are the present proprietors of the rectories and tithes- ;j charged, by whom the annuity is regularly paid.

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