Records of Ford's Charity, 1826-1968

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection comprises a gift register of Ford's Charity (1826-1874), together with minute books of the trustees of Ford's Endowed School (1829-1874 and 1943-1967), minute books of the governors of Ford's Charitable Bequest (1877-1968), a minute book of the Dagenham Branch of Ford's School (1908-1943), correspondence and minutes of the Chadwell Heath Branch of Ford's School (1854-1874 and 1908-1934) and a cash book of the treasurer of Ford's School (1899-1926)

Administrative / Biographical History

By his will proved 1826, William Ford, a farmer, left £1,000 stock to provide clothing for poor members of the Church of England not receiving parish relief in Dagenham.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Archives and Local Studies Centre from Democratic Services of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in 2005.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Borough Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

For further information about the contents of this collection, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre by telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

The archival history of this material before it was give to Barry Ray of Democratic Services within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is unknown.

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