Catalogue description Hatch, Fortescue and Brooking Charities, Ermington

This record is held by Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

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Reference: 1042
Title: Hatch, Fortescue and Brooking Charities, Ermington

Minute Books


Schedules of Deeds


Deeds - Devon


Deeds - Churchstow


Deeds - Ermington


Deeds - Kingsteignton


Deeds - Kingston


Deeds - Modbury


Deeds - Multiple Parishes


Deeds - No parish given


Letter Book






Lists of names for relief


Schedules of property owned


Will, John Savery of Ermington





Date: 1558-1943
Held by: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hatch, Fortescue and Brooking Charities, Ermington, Devon

Physical description: 85 files
Administrative / biographical background:

The charity was started by gifts of money and land from three main people. Alice Hatch's gift was 12 acres in Kingston and the Ermington land in Modbury, Devon and £78 19s 1d, Dame Amy Fortescue gave £218 7s 3d in stocks, John Savery Brooking gave the rentcharge of tithes of Worthele estate and other lands in Ermington, Devon. The Mary Dole tithe amounted to £25 per year in 1896.


The object of the tithe was to relieve poor householders in Ermington who had never received parochial relief, and to provide them with a trade and to educate their children and orphans. In 1887 about 34 poor householders were relieved. The funds were administered by an elected group of Trustees or Feoffees.

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