Blank's Charity dole book

Scope and Content

Dole book for Lutton, Lincolnshire, 1818-1846, giving an account of Thomas Blank's charity. A note on the first folio of the manuscript says that Thomas Blanks [sic] of Gedney 'gave eighteen acres of pasture land in Broadgate St.Edmonds to the use of the impotent poor of Lutton 27th May 1368'. The foeffee, responsible for handing out the charity annually, was John Gibbons.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aside from the poor rate, which was set by the overseers of the poor, much of the money for local poor relief came from various charities. The parish of Lutton was in the Thrapston Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from G.W. Walford in 1967.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

12" x 4". Bound in vellum.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.