Catalogue description Wokingham United Charities
This record is held by Berkshire Record Office
|Title:||Wokingham United Charities|
The collection comprises papers relating to the administration of the charities of Wokingham town and parish, mainly in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Although originally administered separately, in time several charities seem to have been grouped together for administrative purposes, such as those of Hawe and Davis. In 1885 schemes for the amalgamation of several charities by the Charity Commission led to the formation of several groups of charities, each administered by one set of trustees. These groups included the Educational, Municipal and General charities and in 1921 further consolidation took place when the Municipal and General charity groups were merged, together with Brackstone's charity and the Fuel Allotment charity, to form Wokingham United Charities.
Hawe & Davis
Tickner & Cotterell
Parker added at a later date
Wilmot added at a later date
Management added at a later date
Relief added at a later date
Nicholls added at a later date
The list falls into two basic sections : papers relating to several charities and papers relating to the administration of specific charities. Brief histories of the charities can be found in the report of the Royal Commission on the Endowed Charities of Berkshire, vol II, a copy of which is available for consultation in the Search Room. In the very brief explanation of some of the charities given in this list please note that the exact distribution of the charity, that is between the town of Wokingham and that part of the parish in Wiltshire and that part in Berkshire has not been given. In addition only sales of lands by the trustees prior to 1921 have been noted. In the list where a charity applies to more than one parish the records here refer only to Wokingham unless otherwise specified.
Some documents bear signs of several previous arrangements.
For other documents relating to Wokingham charities see D/P 154 25/1, D/P 154 25/2, Wo/FQ, Wo/AQ and Wo/RZ1
|Held by:||Berkshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives|
|Physical description:||12 cubic feet.|
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