Jarvis Charity Act 1852

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1852 c. 17
Jarvis Charity Act 1852

(15 & 16 Vict.) c. 17

An Act for the Regulation of the Charity founded by George Jarvis, for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Stantonupon-Wye, Bredwardine, and Letton, all in the County of Hereford; and for other Purposes.

[30th June 1852]

ANNO DECIMO QUINTO & DECIMO SEXTO VICTORLE *########**########**Hfc#######*##^ CapAT. 4 An Act for the Regulation of the Charity founded by George Jarvis, for the Benefit of the poor Inhabitants of the several Parishes of Stanton-upon-Wye, Bredwardme, and Lettony all in the County of Hereford; and for other Purposes. [30th June 1852.] HERE AS on the Fifth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and forty-one an Information was filed in the High Court of Chancery by Her Majesty's then Attorney General against the Right Reverend Thomas Lord Bishop of Hereford* Sir John Oeers Cotterett Baronet, and Tomkyns Dew, as Defendants, for the Regulation and Improvement of the above-mentioned Charity,, under the Order and Direction of the said-Court'; and the said Defendants having duly appeared and put in their Answers to the said Information, the same came on to be heard in the said Court as the Cause Hereford Decree on made at such Hearing, dated the Eleventh Day of February One hearing of hundred * Information - oP'Attor- ordered and. decreed, that it should be referred to the Master in the neV General same Decree mentioned to inquire and state to the Court of what the Property of the Charity in the Pleadings of the said Cause mentioned (being the Charity above mentioned) then consisted, and what was the then present annual Income thereof; and it was ordered that it should be v. Bishop of Hereford," dated 11th [Private.] 5g February 1842. 394 15 & 16 VICTORIA Cap.ll Jarvis's Charity Act, 1852. be referred to the said Master to settle and approve of a proper Scheme for the due Administration and Management of the Charity Property, and for the Distribution and Application of the Income thereof; and in settling such Scheme it was ordered that the said Master should have regard to the Terms of the Will of the Testator, in the Pleadings named (being the above-named Testator George Jarvis), and to the then present Amount and Income of the Charity Funds, and the then present Condition and Numbers of the Population of the Parishes in the Pleadings mentioned (being the above-mentioned Parishes) ; and in settling such Scheme it was ordered that the said Master should also consider and state to the Court whether it would be proper ? that there should be any and what Addition to the present Number of the Trustees of the said Charity; and it was ordered that the said Master should also inquire and state to the Court whether for the Purposes of the said Charity, according to the Appropriation of the Income thereof by such Scheme as might be so approved of by him, any-and what Land should be purchased by the said Trustees, and for what Purpose, and whether it would be proper and for the Benefit of the said Charity that any and what Buildings should be taken on . Hire, or be in any and what Manner procured out of the Income of the said Charity; and it was ordered that the said Master should also inquire and state to the. Court whether it was necessary that Application should be made to Parliament for an Act for carrying into effect the Scheme ^vhich he might so approve of, and if so, then it was ordered that the said Master should state the Particulars and Object Master's thereof: And whereas James William Farrer Esquire, being the ?epjrn U Master to whom the said Cause of " Attorney General versus Bishop Match 1851. of Hereford" stood referred in pursuance of the said Decree, made his General Report in the same Cause, dated the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and he thereby found and certified amongst other things that the Property of the said Charity consisted of the following Particulars, that is to say, Ninety-two thousand four hundred and ninety-six Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Ninepence Bank Three Pounds per Centum Annuities standing in the Name of the Accountant-General of the said Court in trust T ^^ and to the Credit of a certain Cause entitled " Attorney General versus Bishop of Hereford, the Account of Jarviss Charity," and of the Sum of Seven thousand five hundred and eighteen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Tenpence Bank Three Pounds per Centum Annuities standing to the Credit of an Account entitled " the Account of the Accumulated Fund of Jarvis $ Charity," and that the then present Income arising therefrom amounted to the Sum of Three thousand Pounds Nine Shillings and Fourpence per Annum, and no more; and the said Master further found that George Jarvis, of Weston Green, Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, by his Will bearing Date the Ninth Day of January One thousand seven hundred and ninety, after bequeathing certain Annuities and Legacies, . gave 15 & 16 VICTORLE, Gga.17. 395 Jarvis's Charity Act, 1852. gave and bequeathed to the Right Reverend the Bishop of Hereford for the Time being, and to Sir George Cornewall Baronet, and the Right Honourable Thomas Harley, the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds to be paid out of his Personal Estate, upon trust that they or the Survivors or Survivor of them, his Executors or Administrators, should, as soon as conveniently might be after his Decease, place out the said Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds in Government Securities,. and from Time to Time sell the said Securities, and place out the. Produce again on new or other like Securities, and so for ever thereafter as often as. there should be occasion, and pay and apply the yearly Dividends, Interest, and Produce thereof in manner and in the Proportions following.; that is to say, the Interest, Dividends, and annual Produce of Eleven thousand Pounds, Part of such Securities, unto and among such Number of poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Stanton-upon-Wye in the County of Hereford, at such Times and in such Proportions, and either in Money, Provisions, Physic, or Clothes, as his said. Trustees or the major Part of them for the Time being should from Time to Time think fit, for the better Support and Maintenance of such poor Inhabitants; and the Dividends, Interest, and yearly Produce of Thirteen thousand Pounds,. other Part of the said Securities, unto and amongst such Number of the poor Inhabitants of the Parish of Bredwardine in the County of. Hereford, at such Times and in such Proportions, and either in Money,. Provisions, Physic, or Clothes, as his said Trustees or the major Part of them for the Time being should from Time to Time think fit, for the better Support and Maintenance of such poor Inhabitants; and the. Dividends, Interest, and yearly Produce of the remaining Six thousand .Pounds, Part of the same Securities, unto and amongst such Number t f the poor Inhabitants. of the Parish of Letton in the said County of Hereford, at such Times and in such Proportions, and either in Money, Physic, Provisions, or Clothes, as his said Trustees or the major Part of them for the Time being should from Time to Time think fit, for the better Support and Maintenance of such poor Inhabitants; and as to all the Rest, Residue, and Remainder of his Property and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever, after Payment of his Debts, Funeral Expenses, Legacies, and all other necessary Expenses, and subject to the before-mentioned Annuities, he gave and bequeathed the same unto the said Bishop of Hereford for the Time being, Sir George Cornewall, and Thomas Harley, upon trust that they, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, should, as soon as conveniently might be after his Decease, pay, distribute, and appropriate the whole of such Residue to the charitable Purposes aforesaid as they or the Survivors or Survivor of them should think fit or appoint, but his Mind and Will was, that none of the said Trust Monies should be appropriated in erecting any public or other Building whatsoever; and he appointed John Marratt, Peter Delarive, and William Adams, joint Executors of his Will; and he directed that when any of his Trustees should 396 15 & 16 VICTORIA, Cap.\7 + Jarvis's Charity AcU 1852. should die or refuse to act the Survivors or Survivor, or the Executors or Administrators of the Survivor, should, by Writing under: their Hands and Seals attested by Two Witnesses, appoint others to succeed, in whom the Trust Stock should be vested jointly with the. Survivors; and the said Master further found that the said Testator, by a Codicil to his said Will, bearing Date the Thirteenth Day.of; September One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, revoked the Appointment of the said John Marratt, and in his Stead appointed. Mr. William Jackson a Trustee and an Executor, with the said Peter: Delarive and William Adams; and after giving various Legacies,; the said Testator recited the said Bequest of the Residue of his Property, and declared that his Will was, that as the same should from Time to Time come into their Hands, the same should be put and, placed out in the Public Stocks or Funds with the other Trust Monies given by the said Will, and that the Interest thereof only...

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