Nurse's House and Almshouses, Knightwick.

A wonderful old photograph/card (Many thanks to an old friend, Nick Cronin) showing the Alms Houses and in the foreground, the Nurses House.

The card was published by, E. Baylis & Son, Worcester.

This photo must have been taken at same time as previous one, as the ladders are still on the roof but no one is standing on.

The card was post marked in Knightwick, on the 21st September, 1915 and addressed to Miss M. Mansfield, Street Ashton Hayes, Nr. Rugby.

Dear May, Just to let you know I am getting on very well. I don't know if I have sent you this view before, but they only have a few of them. Lots of Love , Gertie.


The charities of John Francis Greswolds-Williams.

—In 1890 John Francis Greswolde-Williams by deed founded six almshouses situated in the parish of Doddenham, and endowed the same with £6,000 2½ per cent. annuities, four of the almshouses to be allotted to residents of Knightwick and Doddenham, or either of them, and two to residents in the chapelry of Lulsley.

The same donor erected a residence for a nurse for poor sick persons resident in the same three parishes, but died without completing a conveyance to trustees. In 1893 the premises were daly conveyed by Thomas Suckling, who, in conjunction with Agnes Elizabeth Baynton, provided a sum of £2,040 15s. 10d. 2½ per cent. annuities as an endowment fund, producing £51 a year.

The same donor, by his will proved at Worcester 12 August 1892, bequeathed £1,000, the interest to be distributed to the poor of Knightwick and Doddenham on 23 October yearly, in the form of orders upon tradesmen, or in the form of money for paying rent. The legacy was invested in £1,030 18s. 7d. consols with the official trustees, producing £25 15s. 4d. yearly, which is applied chiefly in providing flannel petticoats and serge gowns.

The official trustees also hold a sum of £1,030 18s. 7d. consols, representing a legacy by the will of the same testator, for the benefit of the Church of England school at Doddenham, in the hundred of Doddingtree.

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