Catalogue description Deed of Endowment and Appointment of Trustees

This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

Details of B366/BOX 2/SECTION 1/A/8
Reference: B366/BOX 2/SECTION 1/A/8
Title: Deed of Endowment and Appointment of Trustees

1 Hugh Squier of St Margaret's, Westminster


2 Christopher Squier


William Squier of South Molton, nominated


John Haach by Hugh Squier as trustees


Anthony Pawle


Humphrey Shobrook


Premises: house and building lately known as Free School for writing and arithmetic, and one house for the schoolmaster, which was erected by Hugh Squier where Hunt's almshouses were formerly situated


Capital: £1,000, in money or land, to be settled on trustees for maintenance of buildings, etc


Instructions to Trustees: 20 children of poor people of South Molton to be chosen by the trustees to be educated freely at the school in writing and arithmetic. Children of gentlemen may also attend. Latin may be included. Aim of the school 'to promote the arts of good writeing and arithmetick and for the good of the poor, more than the science of grammar or Latin for the good of the rich'


Salaries: writing schoolmaster to be paid £20 pa plus dwelling house adjoining school; Latin schoolmaster to be paid £20 pa. Schoolmasters and Trustees to dine together twice yearly


Other instructions to safeguard perpetuity of trust

Date: 1686
Held by: North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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