Bonvilston Charities comprising the Grace Aubrey Charity and Mrs Lougher Charity Records

Scope and Content

Minutes book, 1898-1997; and correspondence, statements and related papers, 1984-1997.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Grace Aubrey Charity was created by will in 1678, when the sum of £100 was bequeathed to help the poor of the parish of Bonvilston, Glamorgan. The Mrs Lougher's Charity was established in 1732. Similarly, a sum of £50 was bequeathed, the interest of which was to be allocated to the poor of the parish.

According to the Abstract Returns of Charitable Donations 1786 and the Charity Commissioners Report 1838, there were four charities in the parish of Bonvilston. Little is known about the 'Unknown Charity' which amounted to the interest on £20. David John's Charity consisted of interest on only £10 bequeathed in 1776. The records listed below described as the Bonvilston Charities appear to relate, however, only to the Grace Aubrey Charity and Mrs Lougher's Charity. The first consisted of a bequest made by Will of Grace Aubrey in 1678 amounting to £100 from which £6 was to be allocated to the poor of the parish. Mrs Loungher's Charity was a bequest 1732 of interest on £50 for the same purpose.

The Glamorgan Record Office also holds accounts of the Grace Aubrey and David John charities 1828-1849 and correspondence and other papers of the Bonvilston Charities 1895-1907 including the Charity Commission's Order for the Aubrey and Lougher Charities 1898 and a list of cottagers receiving charity 1898, among the records of the parish of Bonvilston (Glamorgan Record Office references P/29/46 and 47. Bonvilston Charities: The Bonvilston Charities were formally removed from the register of the Charity Commission in April 1997. 1) Minutes book, 1898-1997, including list of recipients [1 volume], 2) Correspondence, statements and related papers, 1984-1997, with enclosed list of Bonvilston parish records, 1950 [1 bundle].

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1999

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.


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