Catalogue description Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities

Details of Division within CHAR
Reference: Division within CHAR
Title: Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities

Records of the Charity Commissioners, 1818 to 1850, are in CHAR 2 together with a few records of the special commission of 1849.

Date: 1812-c1850
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Commissioners for Inquiry into Charities, 1818-1841

Physical description: 1 series
Access conditions: Open
Administrative / biographical background:

The duties of the Commissioners for Enquiry into Charities, appointed under the provisions of statutes 58 Geo III C 91 and 59 Geo III C 81, were to examine and investigate the state of charities. They also made suggestions and recommendations on such matters as the correction of irregularities or possible administrative improvements. By the Charity Estates (England) Act 1819 they were also enabled to certify a particular charity to the Attorney General in order that he might commence legal proceedings in equity to remedy abuse, misconduct, etc, in the management of a trust. The commissioners also prepared reports on the results of their investigations and these were printed and published as Parliamentary Papers from 1819 to 1840.

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