Catalogue description Clopton's Charity

This record is held by Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch

Details of GB 545
Reference: GB 545
Title: Clopton's Charity

The collection comprises minutes and accounts of the charity, and deeds; the latter consist of original bundles and artificial bundles of loose deeds.

Date: c1350-1925
Related material:

A copy of Dr Clopton's will can be found at ref H2/7/3/1

Held by: Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Clopton's Charity, Bury St Edmunds

Immediate source of acquisition:

acc. no. 2001

  • Braintree, Essex
  • Foxearth, Essex
  • Liston, Essex
  • Stisted, Essex
Administrative / biographical background:

Dr Poley Clopton died in 1730, and, by his will, endowed a charity to establish an almshouse or asylum for 12 poor men and women of the parishes of St James and St Mary.


Dr Clopton endowed the charity with lands in Foxearth, Liston, Stisted, and Braintree, Co Essex, mainly Western Hall Farm, Foxearth, and Raynehatch and Kirkham alias Barn alias Church Farms in Stisted.

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