Catalogue description Hele and Lanyons School, Plymouth; Devon and Cornwall Aid for Girls Trust

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Reference: 1232
Title: Hele and Lanyons School, Plymouth; Devon and Cornwall Aid for Girls Trust
Description:

HELE CHARITY

 

MINUTE BOOKS AND ABSTRACTS OF LEASES

 

ACCOUNTS, RENTALS, REPORTS AND LAND TAX

 

ELECTION AS GUARDIANS OF THE POOR

 

APPOINTMENTS OF TRUSTEES

 

DEEDS

 

PLYMOUTH

 

BRIXTON

 

HALWELL NEAR TOTNES

 

MARY TAVY

 

MODBURY

 

MEAVY AND SHEEPSTOR

 

PLYMPTON ST MARY

 

PLYMPTON ST MARY & ST MAURICE

 

PLYMSTOCK

 

UGBOROUGH

 

MULTIPLE DEVON PARISHES

 

ILLEGIBLE

 

PROPERTY

 

LEGAL

 

HOSPITAL OF POORS' PORTION

 

HELE'S ALMSHOUSES

 

LAND TAX

 

LIFE INSURANCE

 

GENERAL

 

LANYON CHARITY

 

MINUTE BOOK

 

ACCOUNTS

 

APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES

 

DEEDS

 

PLYMOUTH

 

ILLEGIBLE

 

ORDERS

 

VOUCHERS

 

HELE AND LANYON

 

MINUTES

 

APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES

 

DEED - PLYMOUTH

 

DEVON AND CORNWALL AID FOR GIRLS TRUST

 

MINUTES, CLERKS' REPORTS AND SUMMARY ACCOUNTS

 

ACCOUNTS

 

APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES

 

DEEDS - PLYMOUTH

 

GENERAL

 

NO CHARITY GIVEN

 

MANORIAL - SHEEPSTOR, DEVON

 

RENTALS

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

DEEDS

 

PLYMOUTH

 

BRIXTON

 

CORNWOOD

 

HALWILL

 

MARY TAVY

 

PLYMPTON ST MAURICE

 

UGBOROUGH

 

MULTIPLE DEVON PARISHES

 

NO PROPERTY GIVEN

 

BONDS

 

STATUTORY DECLARATION

 

WILLS

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES

 

GENERAL

Date: [1626]-1981
Related material:

(R.H. Worth History of Plymouth, pp 277-279 and 1232/202)

 

See also W267, W416, 710/649, 725/1, 868, 1090/1-2 1213/5

Held by: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Hele and Lanyons School, Plymouth; Devon

Devon and Cornwall Aid for Girls Trust, Plymouth, Devon

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Subjects:
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Schools
Administrative / biographical background:

The school began with the gift of Elize Hele's property to charitable uses on 9 January 1632, and after his death to his heirs in trust £2000 was left by John Lanyon in his will of 15 September 1674 for the benefit of the poor people of the Hospital of Poors' Portion, Plymouth, laid out in the purchase of properties in Plymouth. The rentals of these properties were for the education and maintenance of the children. The two charities were managed by the same set of trustees. Originally Hele's charity was known as the Blue Boys. Lanyon's charity boys wore red. Much of the funds were wasted in litigation in the early 19th century.

 

The schools were originally intended to educate orphan children of Plymouth, but in practise they benefitted the lower middle classes. Lanyon's charity originally admitted girls. The school was housed in the Hospital of Poors' Portion when it began. The two charities merged in the 1940's.

 

The Devon and Cornwall Female Orphanage later the Devon and Cornwall Aid for Girls Trust began by deed on 19 May 1840. The girls entered at the age of seven. At first tuition was done privately, later they attended St. Andrews school. In 1941 the building in Lockyer Street Plymouth was destroyed in the war, and the charity ceased in 1945.

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